Washington State Attorney General to Speak at EWU

Bob Ferguson

Washington State Attorney General, Bob Ferguson, will speak at EWU on current legal issues facing the state and the country. Bob Ferguson is Washington State’s 18th Attorney General. As the state’s chief legal officer, Bob is committed to protecting the people of Washington against powerful interests that don’t play by the rules. He is a fourth-generation Washingtonian, a graduate of the University of Washington and New York University.

Bob Ferguson will be speaking from 10-11 a.m. on Nov. 30, 2018 in the Hargreaves Reading Room.

Interesting facts about Bob Ferguson:

  • Bob has hiked hundreds of miles of Washington’s trails and climbed many of the state’s highest peaks. Bob has summited the highest points in 45 of the 50 United States.
  • His family homesteaded on the beautiful Skagit River, which may explain why Bob is such an enthusiastic mountain climber, backpacker, and birder.
  • Bob is an internationally-rated chess master and twice won the Washington State Chess Championship.
  • Bob is an avid baseball fan and once took a trip with a college buddy to see a baseball game in every major league stadium.
  • Bob began his legal career in Spokane. He clerked for two federal judges before returning to Seattle to join Preston, Gates, and Ellis (now K&L Gates) where his civil rights litigation practice included work on behalf of taxpayers, corporations and small businesses.