Terry is the former deputy managing partner of the firm and former chairman of the firm's litigation department. Terry's practice focuses on products liability, toxic tort and commercial litigation.
He has extensive experience in defending clients in automotive, power products, and asbestos litigation. He has litigated throughout the United States and has tried products cases to verdict in state and federal courts. He has also argued cases in state and federal courts of appeal. He has served as national and regional counsel in mass tort cases, including cases pending before various multidistrict litigation (MDL) courts.
Terry has also represented automotive manufacturers in crashworthiness cases in state and federal courts. In addition to his trial work, he has mediated numerous cases throughout the United States. He has also represented large, national clients in antitrust litigation cases involving allegations of price-fixing.
Terry is the former head of the firm’s consumer products safety team. He has represented a wide variety of manufacturers before the Consumer Product Safety Commission. He has relied on his many years of CPSC experience to develop creative recall and corrective action plans for clients. He has spoken before a number of groups and has published in the area of consumer product safety and risk management. He has also counseled clients in various areas of risk management including literature reviews and analysis of product warnings.
Member, Defense Research Institute
Member, Pennsylvania Bar Association
Chair, Campbell University School of Law Board of Visitors
Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants, Woodward/White, Inc., 2007-2023
Selected for inclusion in “Legal 500 United States,” Product Liability, Mass Tort and Class Actions – Automotive/Transport – Defense; Product Liability, Mass Tort and Class Action – Consumer Products - Defense; Product Liability, Mass Tort and Class Actions – Toxic Tort – Defense 2022
Selected for inclusion in America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Litigation: General Commercial, 2011, 2013; Litigation: Products Liability, 2014-2020, 2022; Virginia, Chambers USA
Selected for inclusion in “Legal 500 United States,” Product Liability, Mass Tort and Class Actions – Automotive/Transport – Defense, 2021
Named to "Virginia Super Lawyers," Class Action/Mass Torts, Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2012-2021
Selected for inclusion as a "Leading Lawyer," Transport: Rail And Road, Virginia, Legal 500 US, 2018
Selected for inclusion as a "Leading Lawyer," Sports, Virginia, Legal 500 US, 2017-2018
Selected for inclusion as a "Leading Lawyer," Product Liability, Mass Tort and Class Action: Consumer Products, Virginia, Legal 500 US, 2016-2018
AV Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
McGuireWoods Attorneys Recognized in 2022 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America
August 19, 2021
McGuireWoods Achieves Top Rankings in Chambers USA’s 2021 Leading Lawyers Guide
May 21, 2021
192 McGuireWoods Attorneys Recognized in 2021 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America
August 26, 2020
McGuireWoods Earns 32 Nationwide Practice Rankings in Legal 500 United States Guide
June 30, 2020