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William “Bill” D. Fergus, Jr., Esq.

Senior Attorney

Bill is a practicing attorney and legal services partner in Northwest Law, as well as serving as Central Ohio Regional Counsel for the Northwest Title Family of Companies.  He has over 20 years of legal experience and an extensive background providing counsel for real estate title insurance transactions. Bill’s practice involves representing corporations, business owners, buyers and sellers, landlords, tenants, lenders and developers, as well as negotiating and drafting purchase agreements, leases, easements, and other legal documents.

In addition, Bill provides consulting services and educational classes for realtors and attorneys, and serves the Columbus Bar Association and Columbus Realtors as the Standard Forms Committee liaison. He was named Columbus REALTORS® 2012 instructor of the year.


Capital University Law School, Juris Doctor, Magna Cum Laude, Order of the Curia, 1995; The Ohio State University, MA, Political Science, 1981; The Ohio State University, BS Ed, History and Political Science, Cum Laude, 1976

Professional Associations:

  • Member of the Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member of the Columbus Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association Certified Specialist in Residential Real Property Law, 2012
  • Columbus Bar Association liaison to the Columbus Realtors’ Standard Forms Committee, 2009-2022
  • Vice-Chairperson of the Ohio State Bar Association Real Property Section Council
  • Chairperson of the City of Columbus’ East Franklinton Review Board
  • Past Chairperson of the Columbus Bar Association Real Property Committee
  • Past Co-Chairperson of the Columbus Bar Association Real Property Institute

Outside of the Office:

Bill enjoys playing golf and traveling.

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