Claiborne Ferguson Presented With Avvo's Top Contributor Award for 2012

Criminal defense attorney Claiborne Ferguson earned 1,500 contributor points in 2012 on Avvo. Due to his great contribution providing free legal advice on the internet forum, Avvo has presented him with the Top Contributor Award for 2012.

Memphis, TN (PRWEB) January 03, 2013

Claiborne Ferguson practices criminal defense in Memphis, Tennessee at The Claiborne Ferguson Law Firm, P.A. For the year 2012, he earned an impressive 1,500 contributor points on Avvo, and as a result Avvo presented attorney Ferguson with the Top Contributor Award for 2012.

Avvo was originally founded in Seattle, Washington in 2006 by a top executive at Avvo's founder Mark Britton recruited Expedia's top development manager Sendi Widjaja to develop a world-class product and development team, which initially focused on lawyer ratings. The attorney rating site was given the name Avvo; Avvo is short for “avvocato,” which is Italian for lawyer. Today, Avvo is an attorney rating service which empowers consumers by rating lawyers and by having these lawyers answer their questions by offering free legal advice.

Avvo provides helpful information to consumers by not only having qualified attorneys offer free legal advice, but also by providing information about the attorneys' educational background, experience, disciplinary history, and reviews from former clients. Avvo prides itself on not playing any favorites and it shines the same light on all lawyers, thus enabling consumers who know very little about law to make intelligent and informed decisions about their situations.

Finding a good attorney or reliable and free legal advice is not always easy for the average person; therefore, by providing access to attorneys nationwide, free advice, and expert guidance on how to use that information, Avvo empowers consumers not only on choosing the right legal professional, but it also enables them to be in better control of their legal situation and more confident when seeking a qualified legal professional. This harmonious relationship between the lawyers and the consumers, and the enrichment experience provided on Avvo's open forum, benefits both the attorneys and the clients who visit Avvo's site.

Attorney Claiborne Ferguson is dedicated to the field of criminal law, and his many hours spent offering free legal advice to individuals nationwide is a testament to the fact that he is here to help in any way that he can. Attorney Claiborne has answered such a high volume of legal questions on Avvo that he Avvo presented him with the Top Contributor Award and status for 2012.

Claiborne Ferguson is a Board Certified Criminal Trial Specialist by the Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education and Specialization. Only those who are Board Certified can say they are specialist in a given field of law. Certified specialists are required to have a significant amount of experience in their specialty fields, they must pass an examination, they must meet the continuing legal education requirements in their field, they must receive positive references from their clients and other attorneys, and they must carry malpractice insurance.

Those attorneys who are Board Certified have demonstrated a higher level of dedication to their field of law by attending continuing legal education courses and adhering to the higher standards set forth for a Board-Certified specialist. Attorney Ferguson has over 15 years experience in criminal law, and his scientific background allows him to effectively cross-examine any of the state's expert witnesses. The firm represents clients facing all types of state and federal criminal offenses including but not limited to drug crimes, DUI, federal and white collar crimes, sex crimes, assaults, theft crimes, and serious violent felonies. The firm has a 24/7 hotline which can be reached at (901) 878-5434, and they also offer free consultations where you can obtain sound legal advice without any obligation. To learn more, you can visit the firm's website online at

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