With more than 35 years of experience in the representation of motor vehicle manufacturers and distributors, Buddy has seen the economic expansions and retractions of the motor vehicle industry as well as the continual evolving nature of the law and business aspects of motor vehicle distribution at the wholesale and retail levels. While litigation may be necessary, Buddy strives to explore practical solutions that lead to a resolution in disputes that arise between parties.

Buddy is based in Waco, Texas and is a member of BFKN’s Motor Vehicle and Litigation Groups.

Buddy focuses his practice on civil litigation and administrative law with an emphasis on motor vehicle manufacturers and distributors in dealer network matters. For more than 35 years, Buddy has represented manufacturers and distributors in front of state, federal, and administrative judges in litigation arising out of business disputes and trade regulation matters throughout the U.S. Indeed, he is the longest-practicing attorney for manufacturers and distributors in Texas before the state regulatory agency now known as the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles.

Over the course of his career, Buddy has represented brands such as Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Toyota, Mitsubishi, Textron Specialized Vehicles, Saab, Nissan, Peterbilt, Kenworth, Textron Specialty Vehicles, Kawasaki, American Suzuki, Lincoln, Hyundai, Kia, Jaguar-Land Rover, Motor Coach Industries, REV Group, General Motors and many others in the myriad issues facing manufacturers, including add-points, relocations, terminations, incentive programs, buy-sells, dealer agreement modifications, licensing issue and others.



  • State of Texas
  • U.S. District Court - Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court - Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court - Western District of Texas


  • Baylor Law School, J.D., 1984
  • Baylor University, B.A., 1982



Speaking Engagements


  • The Best Lawyers in America© (2009-2024)
    • Commercial Litigation
    • Franchise Law
  • Franchise Times Legal Eagle (2005)
  • Lead Articles Editor, Baylor Law Review
  • Phi Delta Phi
  • bl_ferguson_2024


  • Board of Trustees, Children at Heart Foundation
  • Board of Trustees, Children at Heart Ministries
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