Kate Connor Ferguson


Kate is a true trial lawyer with extensive experience in federal and state court litigation. While capable of handling any business dispute, Kate focuses her practice on construction law, and matters concerning officer and director liability, breach of fiduciary duties, breach of contract, tortious interference, employment-related disputes, trademark infringement, and related intellectual property concerns.

Kate’s broad-based litigation experience includes: jury trials, bench trials, temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction hearings, administrative trials, arbitrations, appellate practice before the Ohio Court of Appeals and United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit; representation of clients in U.S. Department of Justice investigations; and practice before local government boards and agencies.

Successful Representations
Kate defended and won numerous trials on behalf of a national corporate client, resulting in findings of no liability and dismissal of all claims.

Kate successfully appealed an unfavorable trial verdict on behalf of corporate Defendant, resulting in reversal of trial verdict with instructions to enter judgment in Defendant’s favor.

Kate obtained Summary Judgment on behalf of corporate Defendant, resulting in the dismissal of all claims against client and finding of no liability.

Successfully defended corporate client in arbitration proceedings, resulting in a finding of no liability and dismissal of all claims.

Successfully enforced Venue and Jurisdiction clauses on behalf of corporate defendant in numerous commercial cases, resulting in dismissal of action in each instance.

Successfully defended and enforced non-competition provisions in employment agreements at preliminary injunction stage of proceedings.

Successfully enforced the rights of LLC members in an attempted squeeze-out by managing member, resulting in the subsequent negotiation of a favorable buy-out for members.


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Super Lawyers 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022


The Ohio State University, 2005
Moritz College of Law (J.D.)

Columbia University, 1999-2000
Postbac Premedical Program

Vassar College, 1999
B.A., Philosophy


State of Ohio

The United States Supreme Court

U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio


Ohio State Bar Association, Member

Women for Economic and Leadership Development, Member

Women Lawyers of Franklin County, Member

Federal Bar Association, Member