About David Terry

When you meet David Terry you will quickly hear about how proud he is of his two daughters. Even though they are college graduates and building their own careers, he talks and visits with them as often as possible. You will also hear that it didn’t take him and his wife, Dolly, very long to enjoy life as empty-nesters. David enjoys reading, riding horses, hikes in the woods (especially in the fall), outdoor activities and has a special interest in the beautiful country of Honduras where he works to alleviate poverty and provide resources for education, water purification and food.

David is licensed to practice law in five states, including Missouri, Illinois and Arkansas. David concentrates his work on personal injury cases including nursing home abuse and neglect, vehicle crashes (cars, semi-trucks and motorcycles) and premises liability cases. He is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum which is a prestigious group of trial lawyers with membership limited to  less than 1% of lawyers in the United States who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts or settlements.

David is a nationally known advocate for nursing home residents and has a passion for protecting nursing home residents borne out of personal experience with his father. He consults with lawyers on nursing home cases and has lectured extensively on nursing home litigation around the country. He is a member of the National Trial Lawyers Association which is a group comprised of the 100 top trial lawyers of each state. He was awarded as a Top 10 member of the Nursing Home Trial Lawyers.

David is a published author and is the host of a national podcast entitled The Voice For Seniors.

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David Terry’s Experience

As the founding member of the Terry Law Firm, Mr. Terry practices in all areas of serious personal injury, with particular emphasis on nursing home abuse and neglect, wrongful death, car crashes, semi-truck wrecks and medical malpractice.

David regularly speaks across the United States and Missouri on matters involving nursing home and personal injury litigation. He has received a 10.0 “Superb” rating from the Avvo lawyer ranking system. Avvo is widely recognized as one of the leading websites that provides information about lawyers to consumers. David’s Avvo profile also provides more information from client testimonials and attorney recommendations as well as information about his recognitions and speaking engagements. He has an “AV” rating by Martindale-Hubbell, which is drawn from evaluations submitted by judges and legal peers. The “AV” rating is the highest rating available through Martindale-Hubbell.

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David is an author of helpful books  and articles for those seeking legal advice including:

  • 5 Things You Must Know About Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect in Missouri
  • 11 Mistakes That Can Wreck Your Missouri Auto Accident Case
  • Dirty Harry Takes on the Nursing Home Industry: Practical Advice from a Vigilante Hero

David regularly gives presentations to lawyers and the general public including:

  • Jif, Jeeps and Juries: How Focus Groups Can Improve Your Nursing Home Litigation Case
  • Safekeeping Elders:  How to Take on the Negligent Nursing Home
  • Deposing the Nursing Home Staff
  • The 10 Most Common Injuries Suffered in Car Crashes
  • James Bond and Law Firm Technology

Court admissions (where David is licensed to practice law):

  • Missouri
  • Arkansas
  • Illinois

A little bit more about Missouri attorney David Terry

David likes to make things right for his clients.  While he can’t fix the injuries or bring back loved ones who died
as a result of the negligence of others, at his core David wants to help others obtain the resolution they justly deserve.

David’s Pet Peeve: When People Don’t Return Phone Calls

A major “pet peeve” of his is people who don’t return phone calls, so be assured that if you leave a message for him,
he will return the call as soon as possible.  He is also a voracious note writer, so whether you hire him as your lawyer (or not),
are another attorney working on a case with him or just do something nice, you will likely receive a hand-written note
during that relationship.

David W. Terry’s Background

Born and raised in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, a small town on the Mississippi River, 100 miles south of St. Louis, David attended Cape Girardeau Central High School (Go Tigers!) then attended Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois (Go Thunder!) graduating in 1987 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy. After working four years in the business world he attended Drake University Law School (Go Bulldogs!) where he received his law degree in 1994.

Upon graduating from law school, David worked in small, medium and large law firms, including one of Missouri’s largest and most prestigious law firms. Each setting contributed to his unique blend of experience ranging from the representation of individuals to large corporations and from plaintiffs to defendants.

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