Frederick Owen Ferrand specializes in complex litigation claims relating to commercial and insurance disputes, property damage claims, products liability actions and negligence causes of action, both from plaintiff and defense perspectives. Having gained his experience in trial and appellate courts throughout the United States, the Caribbean and Europe, Mr. Ferrand has successfully litigated and arbitrated cases around the world. Mr. Ferrand is fluent in French and Spanish. Mr. Ferrand is admitted to practice in state, territorial and federal courts in Georgia, Pennsylvania and the Virgin Islands. He is also admitted in the Supreme Court of the United States and in the United States Courts of Appeals for the Third and Eleventh Circuits. As a member of the Georgia, Pennsylvania and Virgin Islands Bar Associations, Mr. Ferrand participates in their insurance, litigation and products liability committees.
After receiving his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Virginia in 1981, and University of Pittsburgh in 1984, respectively, Mr. Ferrand started his practice of law in the Virgin Islands. Within his first five years of practice, his appellate work there, which helped lower then-existing high jury awards, was published in the American Bar Association Journal. During that same period, Mr. Ferrand was included in the Who's Who in American Law listings as a result of his litigation experience, his position as Treasurer of the Virgin Islands Bar Association and his being the creator of their Attorney Referral Program. In 2004, Mr. Ferrand was named a Georgia Super Lawyer by Atlanta Magazine, a listing of the top attorneys in Georgia as voted by his peers. Additionally, Mr. Ferrand has spoken on litigation matters in many national forums.
Outside of work, Mr. Ferrand enjoys participating in Rotary and running.