Law firm embraces unflattering nickname to help Albuquerque BioPark

BioPark shark tank

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – It’s an unflattering nickname for lawyers. But, an Albuquerque law firm is embracing it to help the BioPark and it has people laughing.

They call the Albuquerque Aquarium home and they’ve got a lot of fans. But if you ask who the sharks’ biggest fan is, look no further than the side of the tank.

Albuquerque’s water dwelling sharks are getting support from some “sharks” of a different ocean.

“I thought this was a great idea,” Will Ferguson said.

Long-time Albuquerque attorney Will Ferguson is not bothered by the nickname.

“The main thing is that [to] quote Cousteau, about the only thing scarier than an ocean with sharks, is an ocean without them. Kind of resonates with us as attorneys,” Ferguson said.  “A lot of people don’t think much of us until they need one of us.”

The sponsorship brings $10,000 a year to the BioPark Society to teach kids about animals and the ocean and complete world-wide conservation work. A cause Albuquerque’s so-called “courtroom sharks” don’t mind helping.

The sponsorship with Ferguson’s firm lasts for the next five years.

The BioPark Society was originally hoping to ink a deal with the producers behind “Breaking Bad” and “Better Call Saul.” provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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