The firm is a multi-specialty practice with expertise in the following areas of law: general civil rights, criminal defense, constitutional law, employment law, medical malpractice and medical negligence, personal injury, and workers compensation.

The firm’s willingness to take on any challenge, and the success it breeds, are what attract its clients. At the forefront of many important developments in civil rights and constitutional law since the firm’s creation in the 1960s, the firm has earned its reputation as a private firm committed to serving the public interest.  

The breadth of the firm's expertise, and the areas of law it has affected, was recognized in 2004 by The Lawyer’s Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. As was reported by the Mecklenburg Bar News:

"From education and employment rights cases to voting rights cases to police brutality cases to prisoners' rights cases, Ferguson Stein's representations have affected the way we learn and where we learn, have vindicated our right to vote and work, and have protected our citizens from improper arrest and mistreatment at the hands of the government."