Terry has over 30 years experience representing injured people. During his tenure, he has served as Secretary of the Washington State Trial Lawyers Association, has been elected President of Pierce County Young Lawyers Association, and was elected as Chairman of the Washington State Young Lawyers Association. In addition to being licensed in Washington, Terry associates with attorneys on cases in other states as well. If you have been injured and need legal assistance give us a call!
Slip And Fall '75
Terry handled the leading case in the country in 1975 on the issue of fault of the owner of a self-service premises when a customer slips and falls, Ciminski v. Finn Corporation, 13 Wn. App. 815, 537 P.2d 850 (1975).
Terry not only successfully represented a severely injured child as a result of the Jack In The Box E.coli contamination outbreak in Washington February, 1993, he actually directed and was a leader of 10 law firms that represented seriously injured children because of that food outbreak.
Catastrophic Apartment Fire '97
In November 1997, there was a horrific fire in Bremerton to a 150 unit apartment complex called Kona Village. The fire itself was seen from 5 miles away in downtown Seattle. A helicopter circled, taking photographs. The story was on national television for days. Four persons perished in the fire. All tenants were displaced and almost 100 tenants lost everything when their apartment burned. Many tenants woke up suddenly and had to flee their apartment in their burning pajamas rather than perish from smoke or fire. Terry and co-counsel represented 80 of the tenants including 2 families who lost loved ones.