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Dayton, OH

A native of Dayton, Ohio, Terry handles a variety of litigation matters, including general commercial disputes, financial services litigation, business torts, intellectual property disputes, alternative dispute resolution, and products liability, with a particular emphasis on the appellate aspects of these disputes.
Terry is an Ohio State Bar Association Certified Appellate Specialist and has a significant breadth of experience in the Ohio appellate process. Terry has successfully argued before the Ohio Supreme Court and all twelve Ohio appellate district courts. A regular speaker on Ohio appellate practice issues, Terry provides appellate expertise for lawyers inside and outside the firm. He has been recognized as an Ohio Superlawyers Rising Star in Appellate Law every year since 2012.
Before joining Gottschlich & Portune, Terry received extensive "behind the scenes" experience in Ohio state courts, serving during law school as a law clerk for Judge Jeffrey E. Froelich of the Montgomery County Common Pleas Court as well as serving as a judicial attorney for Justice Maureen O'Connor of the Ohio Supreme Court. Terry previously litigated for over ten years at an Am Law 200 firm.
Terry has represented trademark owners in domain name disputes under the Uniform Domain Resolution Procedure ("UDRP") before the World Intellectual Property Organization. Terry has successfully recovered domain names on behalf of an Internet influencer, commercial manufacturers, and even a supermodel.
Outside of his litigation expertise, Terry has served as outside general counsel for several companies, advising on corporate, contractual, and risk issues. He also has extensive experience with government contracting issues.
He is an Ohio State Bar Foundation fellow, and has served the Dayton Bar Association in a variety of roles, including chairing the Appellate Practice Committee (2011-2015), Bench Bar Conference Chair (2015), and on the Executive Committee of the Carl D. Kessler Inn of Court (2017-present).
In his free time, Terry serves on the Board of Trustees of the Dayton Society of Natural History, which operates the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery, Sunwatch Indian Village, and the Fort Ancient Archeological Park. He lives in Miami Township with his wife Lindsey and their two dogs.

Areas of Practice

  • General Commercial Litigation
  • Appellate Law
  • Corporate Law

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 2004
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court


  • University of Dayton School of Law, Dayton, Ohio
    • J.D. - 2004
    • Honors: cum laude
  • University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia
    • Major: Government