Frederick “Fred” O. Ferrand defends clients in complex, high-stakes litigation matters related to insurance claims, products liability, contract issues and other commercial disputes.
Fred handles matters across the United States, the U.S. Virgin Islands and overseas on behalf of his clients, including major insurance carriers and large multinational corporations in the hospitality, products manufacturing and risk management and insurance industries.
In addition to his litigation practice, Fred counsels businesses in matters related to establishing and maintaining subsidiaries in the U.S. for foreign corporations. Fred handles international arbitration and has litigated in the French Commercial Court in Paris.
Fred has successfully tried, mediated and arbitrated numerous cases over his decades-long career, consistently obtaining judgments in favor of his clients, as evidenced by his volume of favorable rulings and reported major cases.
Indeed, Fred helped create an insurer favorable bad faith standard in the U.S. Virgin Islands, has successfully handled multimillion-dollar claims and was named a Georgia Super Lawyer.
With more than 30 years of experience handling high-dollar litigation matters, Fred works with his clients to provide informed, effective legal solutions to their most significant business challenges. He began his career in St. Croix where he counseled a client to victory in an appellate matter that established precedent to reduce then-existing high jury rewards in the U.S. Virgin Islands. He also served as the treasurer of the U.S. Virgin Islands Bar Association.
In addition to and in support of his extensive international legal work, Fred is fluent in Spanish and French, and he is an active member of the Atlanta branch of the Italian cuisine organization, Accademia della Cucina Italiana.
Fred is highly involved in the metro Atlanta community. He was the president of the Sandy Springs Rotary Club and is an assistant governor, a role in which he helps organize initiatives to address childhood literacy, opioid abuse prevention, mentorship for underprivileged children and social enrichment for senior citizens.
- AV Preeminent® Rating, Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review
Who’s Who in American Law
Georgia Super Lawyer
- Atlanta International Arbitration Society
- Pennsylvania Bar Association
- State Bar of Georgia
- Virgin Islands Bar Association, former Treasurer
Outside of work, Fred enjoys participating in Rotary and running.
Fred has prosecuted and defended multimillion dollar cases in courts and arbitral matters across the United States, Caribbean and Europe.
- ABA Journal, 07.02.2020
- WEBINAR: Who is Paying for This?? Indemnification, Contribution and Additional Insured Coverage: Contractual and Common Law Methods for Making Someone Else Pick Up the TabWebinar, 07.21.2022
- Grand Hyatt Washington, 09.10.2021
- WEBINAR: COVID Calamity – How Courts and Legislatures are Responding to COVID-Related Business Interruption ClaimsWebinar, 10.28.2020
- Webinar, 09.09.2020
- Webinar, 04.29.2020
- Webinar, 04.16.2019
- PropertyCasualty360, 01.02.2020
Fred is a frequent speaker at local, regional and national conferences, such as the Property Loss Research Bureau.
- U.S. Virgin Islands
University of Pittsburgh School of Law (J.D., 1984)
University of Virginia (B.A., 1981)