I am a licensed Attorney and Real Estate Broker in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. I hold a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Bridgewater State University and a Juris Doctor from the University of Massachusetts School of Law. Since graduating from law school and being sworn in to the Massachusetts Bar I have operated a solo legal practice in New Bedford, The Law Office of Marcus D. Ferro. My practice handles a variety of legal matters with primary focus on OUI/Criminal Defense Law. I am also a Realtor working for Lanagan & Co. Inc. In the political area, I have been active in the campaigns of several local Democratic candidates. Most notably, I was the campaign manager for the successful election and reelection of New Bedford City Councillor Hugh Dunn. I am also an appointed member of the Town of Fairhaven's Commission on Disability, Sustainability Committee, Historical Commission, and the Community Preservation Commission. I am a weekly contributor to the Chris McCarthy Show as WBSM's "resident liberal." In a medium that is typically dominated by conservatism, my primary focus is to engage in productive political discourse with WBSM's audience and offer a different ideological perspective.
So, What Did I Miss? [OPINION]
After a week spent out of the country, Marcus Ferro returned to the SouthCoast finding a lot had happened in local politics while he was gone.
Reaction to the ‘Pop-up’ Debate with Tyson Moultrie [OPINION]
Moultrie has made 'pop-up' press conferences a key component of his campaign. On Friday, we learned that this strategy extends to radio interviews as well.
City Council’s Removal Vote Is Beyond Their Legal Authority [OPINION]
Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia vowed to continue serving as mayor in spite of the city council's vote, which he argued was 'non-binding.' He's probably right.
South Coast Rail Is Promising, But Mass Transit Is a Mess [OPINION]
If Massachusetts wants to tout itself as a progressive bellwether for societal change, then we need to bring our public transit up to par.
Three Burning Questions After the Mueller Report [OPINION]
So what’s next? Let’s try to answer, to the best of our ability, the three most important FAQs of this new development.
Kavanaugh Signals Trouble for LGBT’s SCOTUS Success [OPINION]
Brett Kavanaugh’s comments and his decision on Wednesday suggest that he will not be the aisle-crossing friend to the gay community that Justice Kennedy was.
Trump’s Squeeze on Legal Immigration [OPINION]
What doesn't get enough coverage in the mainstream media is the Trump Administration's equally combative policies on legal immigration.
DA Elections Mark Progressive Shift In Criminal Justice Policy [OPINION]
The recent elections of certain District Attorneys across the nation mark a shift toward the progressive in Criminal Justice reform.