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Mr. Christy, a third generation railroader, began his railroad career in Memphis, Tennessee as a machinist apprentice for the Illinois Central Railroad.  After serving a four-year apprenticeship, he was promoted to journeyman machinist performing various duties within the machinist craft including Federal Railroad Administration Locomotive inspections.  After 10 years of railroad employment and completion of his Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Business Administration, Mr. Christy entered full-time law school at Memphis State University graduating in 1984. Since graduation, Mr. Christy has confined his legal practice to the representation of railroad employees sustaining injuries on duty. He began his Legal career in 1983 with Jones & Granger. He was the managing partner of the Little Rock office of Jones, Granger, Tramuto, Christy & Halstead from 1998-2009 approved and appointed counsel for the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers organizations, as well as International Association of Sheet Metal Workers, Brotherhood Railway Carmen, Transportation Communications Union, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, International, Brotherhood of Boilermakers, International Brotherhood Fireman and Oilers, and United Transportation Union, Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees, Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen, and Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers. In his 30 years of legal practice, Mr. Christy has represented hundreds of current and former railroad employees for various injuries ranging from traumatic injuries to the spine to repetitive stress disorders. Mr. Christy has recovered in excess of $250 million dollars in jury verdicts and settlements on behalf of railroad workers nationwide. Mr. Christy and his staff recovered the first multi- million dollar verdict on behalf of a Machinist suffering from cumulative trauma disorder. Mr. Christy continues his appointments with the I.A.M., T.C.U., B.R.C., S.M.W., BMWE., ICG Federation, B.L.E. and U.T.U.

Chris Christy

Law Office of H. Chris Christy, PA

James Fe​rguson


Mr.Ferguson is an associate with the Law Office of H. Chris Christy. Mr. Ferguson has spent a total of three years with the firm and has become very familiar with the intricacies of representing injured railroad workers and their families. Originally from Houston, Texas, Mr. Ferguson graduated from Henderson State University Magna Cum Laude and went on to earn his Juris Doctorate from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Bowen School of Law.  He is licensed to practice law in the States of Arkansas and Montana.  
Since graduation, Mr. Ferguson has confined his legal practice to the representation of railroad employees sustaining injuries on duty and to those that have been illegally disciplined or terminated under the whistleblower regulations of the Federal Railroad Safety Act. Mr. Ferguson has been instrumental in securing many of the firm’s jury verdicts and settlements since becoming an attorney with the firm.