Of Counsel Attorney
Born and raised in Central Florida, Vanessa Ferguson is a proud Florida native with deep roots in the area.
Vanessa earned her Associate's and Bachelor's degrees in Criminology, focusing on Legal Studies, from the University of South Florida St Petersburg. She accelerated her education by completing her law degree at the University of Dayton School of Law in just two and a half years, earning a certification in intellectual property in the process.
During her law studies, Vanessa delved deeply into intellectual property, the Internet of Things, and privacy concerns, gaining practical experience through an internship at the University of Dayton’s Office of Legal Affairs. This role provided her with invaluable insights into corporate liability protection.
Vanessa holds certifications as a Certified Information Privacy Technologist (CIPT) and a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US), underscoring her expertise in data protection, privacy laws, and the technological aspects of legal services.
An engaged member of the Tampa community, Vanessa serves on the boards of the Foundation for Community Driven Innovation, Inc., and Diversity Access Pipeline, Inc., also known as Journey to Esquire, and is the general counsel for Ambition, LLC, doing business as Women in Tech & Entrepreneurship.
Vanessa's passion for law is matched by her commitment to empowering entrepreneurs and innovators. She is dedicated to providing legal guidance that helps her clients pursue their passions and build successful, innovative businesses.
Bar Admissions: Florida (2018)