Attorney Charlene Pinkney Ferguson is a partner at the Pinkney Law Firm, P.A. Mrs. Pinkney Ferguson was a Florida Fulbright Scholar and a 2001 graduate of Florida State University, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminology. She successfully earned her Juris Doctorate Degree with Pro Bono Honors from Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center in 2004. During law school, Mrs. Pinkney Ferguson received the Public Interest Law Fellowship and made the Dean’s List. Mrs. Pinkney Ferguson has earned 18 credit hours in the Masters of Science Healthcare Administrative Services program at Strayer University with a 4.0 average and on the President's List.
Mrs. Pinkney Ferguson served as a Staff Attorney for the Broward County Clerk of Court, Domestic Violence Division. During her tenure with the Clerk of Court, she worked side-by-side with the judiciary, making more than 7,000 preliminary and proposed rulings in domestic, repeat, dating and sexual violence cases. Mrs. Pinkney Ferguson co-authored several published judicial opinions for Judges on the 4th District Court of Appeals in the areas of Criminal and Civil law.
Mrs. Pinkney Ferguson served as a Program Attorney for the State of Florida Guardian ad LitemProgram, handling hundreds of Unified Family Court, Complex Litigation dependency cases involving the Department of Children and Families. Mrs. Pinkney Ferguson litigated hundreds of Termination of Parental Rights and Dependency cases in the 11th Judicial Circuit in Miami-Dade County, FL. She also taught the New Guardian ad Litem Legal Training program and taught at the Statewide Disabilities Law Summit on behalf of the Guardian ad Litem program to over a hundred Judges and Attorneys. Mrs. Pinkney Ferguson has also had the pleasure of speaking on a variety of legal panels, including the Florida Bar EASL conference and has taught at several colleges and universities, including Strayer University and ITT College.
In 2015, Mrs. Pinkney Ferguson was appointed to serve a three-year term on the Florida Bar Attorney Grievance Committee and the Florida Bar Statewide Advertising Committee.
Recent Trainings: Special Education Law Certificate, Privacy and Technology Certificate, Online Security Certificate, Bullying Certificate; HIPAA Certificate; UCF HIPAA Certification course 2019-ongoing, Wills, Trusts and Estates Training presented by the Minority Bar Associations and the Probate Judiciary 1/2020.
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