Stinson Woodward Ferguson

Special Counsel  |  Greenville

Meet Stinson

Stinson Ferguson focuses her practice on construction and utility litigation, commercial dispute litigation, collections management and environmental matters. Her clients include construction and utility companies, lending institutions and healthcare providers.

Before her current role, Stinson served as the South Carolina Energy Staff Attorney for the Southern Environmental Law Center in Charleston.

  • Vermont Law School, LL.M., Environmental Law, summa cum laude, 2012
  • University of Georgia, J.D., 2010
  • Converse College, B.A., magna cum laude, 2007
  • South Carolina, 2010
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2014
  • U.S. District Court, South Carolina, 2012
Honors and Awards
  • Recognized by 107.3 JAMZ and Absolute Total Care as an Upstate Black History Maker 2018
  • Rotary Club of Greenville, Rotarian of the Year 2016
  • Black History on The Block (96.3/104.5 FM Radio Station) Honoree 2016
  • Converse College 125 Outstanding Alumnae Award Recipient 2014
  • Lawyers of Color Inc.’s “Hot List” of 100 minority attorneys under 40-years-old from the Southern Region 2014
Professional and Civic Activities
  • South Carolina Bar Leadership Academy, Graduate (2015), Alumni Planning Committee (2017-Present)
  • James L. Petigru American Inn of Court, Member (2011-2012, 2019-Present)
  • South Carolina Women Lawyers Association, Member (2011-Present), Judicial Election Taskforce (2018-Present)
  • Greenville County Bar Association, Member (2012-Present)
  • Spartanburg County Bar Association, Member (2014-Present)
  • Richland County Bar Association, Member (2017-Present)
  • Charleston County Bar Association, Member (2011-2012, 2017-Present)
  • American Bar Association, Member (2011-Present)
  • Converse College Alumnae Association, former Board Member
  • Rotary Club of Greenville, former Board Member
  • Upstate Mediation Center, former Vice-Chair
  • Warehouse Theatre, former Board Member
  • Lead Academy Charter School, former Board Member
  • Greenville Chamber of Commerce, Opportunity Greenville, former Board Member
  • Greenville Housing Authority, former Board Commissioner and former Vice-Chair
  • South Carolina Bar House of Delegates, former Thirteenth and Seventh Judicial Circuit Representative
  • South Carolina Bar Diversity Committee, Inaugural Chair 2017 
  • South Carolina Bar Judicial Qualifications Committee of the Judicial Merit Selection Commission, former Subcommittee Chair  
  • South Carolina Bar Young Lawyers Division, former Upstate Coordinator of the Special Olympics Committee
  • Greenville Health System Medical Scholars Program Graduate 2017
  • Furman University Women’s Leadership Institute Graduate 2015 
  • Riley Institute at Furman’s Diversity Leaders Initiative, Upstate Class XVII, 2014 
  • Haynsworth-Perry American Inn of Court, Member (2012-2018)
Presentations and Publications
  • Detour or Destination? South Carolina Attorneys Thriving in Nontraditional Careers,” SC Lawyer Magazine, May 2019
  • “Back-to-Local: Honey, Money, and Sweet Success in the Carolinas, “American Bar Association, Section of Environment, Energy and Resources, Young Lawyers Division Newsletter, February 2018
  • “Serving as a Pro Bono Attorney to Disaster Survivors: The Call After the Storm,” SC Lawyer Magazine, January 2018
  • “The Legal Aftermath of a Mass Shooting: Dylann Roof and the “Emanuel Nine,” American Bar Association, Section of Litigation, Young Lawyers Division Newsletter, June 2016
  • “Mass Incarceration, Mass Contamination,” American Bar Association, Section of Environment, Energy and Resources, Young Lawyers Division Newsletter, December 2015

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