Her help has been invaluable and often was a decisive factor in achieving superior results for my clients

Lance Winchester

Your continued dedication to your field is a tremendous asset to the individuals we represent

Mike Gallagher
The Gallagher Law Firm

Working with Janice is like having a doctor, lawyer and nurse who know what I need all rolled into one!

Tommy W. Gillaspie

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A Leader in Legal Nurse Consulting

Leaders take charge and get results. And when you are talking about taking massive amounts of complex medical data in mass tort, toxic tort, product and pharmaceutical liability or medical malpractice cases, you want a legal nurse consultant who knows where and what to search for, knows how to get results, and knows how to help you prevail.

J.L. Ferguson & Associates, Inc. was founded on the principle that legal nurse consulting is about using one’s experience and ingenuity to solve complex challenges to give clients what they need. At J.L. Ferguson & Associates, Inc., legal nurse consulting is about leading the way in this ever-challenging legal environment.

Working with the Best

While J.L. Ferguson & Associates, Inc., is based in Texas, the firm has gained a reputation for providing quality legal nurse consulting throughout the United States. At one point, the founder, Ms. Ferguson, worked on over 4,000 cases with numerous firms across Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Illinois, California, Florida and New York. She takes on the biggest and most complex of cases – and her clients win. Her pharmaceutical cases include Baycol, Vioxx, Zyprexa, Ortho Evra and Trasylol – just to name a few. Ms. Ferguson has built a database of nearly 5,000 specialists (medical, scientific, and regulatory) across the United States… all of whom work with her as experts in their fields.

The Founder

The words ‘Driven’, ‘Savvy’, and ‘Determined’ are often used when clients and peers describe Janice Ferguson, the founder of J.L. Ferguson & Associates, Inc. Those words become self-explanatory when reviewing Ms. Ferguson’s history and experience in nursing. She has served as the Head Nurse of Emergency Department at Ben Taub General Hospital and later as Clinical Area Manager of Surgical Nursing for the departments of Orthopedics, Urology and Emergency medicine at Houston’s Methodist Hospital. The years of experience in those positions are irreplaceable, but Ms. Ferguson aspired to taking on greater nursing challenges. Her expertise and drive drew her to a medical consulting firm in Houston where she became a case manager and legal nurse consultant. While Ms. Ferguson thrived as a legal nurse consultant there, she was driven to tackle even greater challenges in the field of legal nurse consulting. In 1993, she opened her own Legal Nurse Consulting firm, J. L. Ferguson & Associates, Inc… and found the challenges that continue to excite her today.

Janice Ferguson - Certifications and Professional Experience

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  • J. L. Ferguson & Associates, Inc. 1993 – present
    • President /Legal Nurse Consultant
  • Medical Research Consultants, Houston, Texas 1989-1993
    • Case Manager/Legal Nurse Consultant
  • The Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas
    • Team Leader and Relief Charge Nurse 1985 –1991
      • Emergency Department
    • Assistant Head Nurse 1983 – 1985
      • Urology
    • Clinical Area Manager of Surgical Nursing 1982 – 1983
      • Orthopedics
      • Urology
      • Emergency Department
    • Head Nurse
      • Emergency Department 1980 – 1982
    • Clinical Staff Nurse
      • OB-GYN 1976 –1978
      • Medical Intensive Care Unit 1980
  • Ben Taub General Hospital, Houston, Texas 1978 – 1980
  • Head Nurse – Emergency Department

Certifications & Degrees

  • L.N.C.C (American Legal Nurse Consultant Certified) 2000 – present
  • R.N. (Registered Nurse) 1976
  • B.S.N. (Bachelor of Science in Nursing) 1976

Professional Associations

  • Board of Nurse Examiners for the State of Texas 1976 – present
  • Board of Nurse Examiners for the State of Louisiana (inactive status) 1976 – present
  • American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants
    • Recording Secretary 1996 – 1998
    • Chairperson “Legal Issues and Nursing Practice” Conference 1996 – 1997


  • University of Southwestern Louisiana, Bachelor of Science in Nursing 1976