Deborah Ferguson, Chair (Boise, ID)
Deborah is an attorney with over 30 years of civil litigation experience in federal environmental and civil rights cases. After serving as an Assistant United States Attorney for 20 years, concentrating in the environmental arena, she left to found Ferguson Durham, PLLC in Boise. Since then, Deborah led the successful constitutional challenge to Idaho’s same sex marriage ban, and has served as co-counsel with Advocates for The West in two recent victories in north central Idaho against the U.S. Forest Service.
Deborah has held numerous leadership positions and served as the Idaho State Bar President in 2011. She and her husband Rick have four adult children. Deborah and her family love the quality of life in Idaho and especially the opportunities it provides to ski and fish.
In 2019, Deborah became Advocates for the West’s board chair.