Michael A. Ferry photoMichael A. Ferry

Practice Areas

  • Consumer Financial Services
  • Financial Services Regulatory
  • Financial Services Litigation
  • Social Security disability/SSI benefits

Mr. Ferry was the executive director of Gateway Legal Services, Inc., a not-for-profit, self-supporting legal aid program in St. Louis, Missouri. Before moving to Gateway to become its first executive director in 1998, Mr. Ferry worked for 19 years as a staff and managing attorney at Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, mostly in the consumer law area. In 1995 he received the National Consumer Law Center’s Vern Countryman Award for “outstanding efforts to strengthen and affirm the rights of low income Americans through the practice of consumer law.”  He has served as an adjunct professor at Washington University School of Law and St. Louis University School of Law, and as a Consumer Fellow for the Consumer Financial Services and UCC Committees of the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association.  He has authored numerous articles and deskbook chapters, and has co-produced community education television and radio programs on consumer law.  He has a B.A. from Washington University, M.A. from the University of Illinois, and J.D. from New York University School of Law.

Professional Affiliations

  • President of the Board of Directors, National Consumer Law Center
  • Chair of the Sale of Good Subcommittee, UCC Committee, Business Law Section, American Bar Association
  • Commissioner, Uniform Law Commission
  • Former Member, Consumer Advisory Council, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

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