It is not every day a person has a career lasting 45 years. It is even rarer to have an exemplary career of that length. Shenandoah City Council paid tribute to just such an individual at the August 24, 2022 meeting.
City Attorney William (Bill) Ferebee graduated from Texas Christian University in 1972, followed by the University of Houston in 1977 where he obtained his law degree on June 10. Bill accepted the position as City Attorney in 2010 and continues to hold that position today as well as being a partner in the law firm of Steptoe & Johnson, PLLC. His lengthy experience in civil litigation has given Bill the opportunity to learn about commercial and residential construction, intellectual property, asbestos exposure, medical conditions, and a host of other subjects. As the City Attorney, Bill provides guidance on matters of human resources, city ordinances, planning, zoning, and permitting.
Bill’s calm demeanor and friendly nature are the foundations for his clients and colleagues calling him their friend. No matter the situation, Bill believes that playing by the rules is paramount and he is a zealous advocate for anyone who does. Bill has the very highest caliber of work ethic which earned him an AV Preeminent rating in the Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating system, the highest peer rating standard. This is given to attorneys who are ranked at the highest level of professional excellence for their legal expertise, communication skills, and ethical standards by their peers. . He is Board Certified in Civil Trial law and is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates.
On behalf of the Shenandoah City Council, Mayor John Escoto proclaimed June 10, 2022, as "WILLIAM C. FEREBEE DAY" in the City of Shenandoah and urged all citizens to express their appreciation to Bill for his 45 years of service in the law profession and wishing him many more years to come.
FUN FACT: Many of you may recognize him as a dunking booth participant at our Independence Celebration, sporting selections from his extensive collection.