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Scott John Terry

Scott John Terry

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI, Car Accidents, Personal Injury

About Me

Scott Terry grew up in Des Moines, Washington and is a Graduate of Brigham Young University and the Seattle University School of Law.  Mr. Terry has been practicing law for over 25 years; and in that time he has vigorously represented the interests hundreds of individuals facing serious DUI/criminal charges, financial crisis or personal injury claims.
Mr. Terry has honed his trial skills, representing his clients
in over 40 jury trials in Municipal, District and Superior Courts. Mr. Terry has appeared as a legal analyst on NW Cable News and has sat as a Pro Tem Judge in various Courts in King County.


Languages Spoken: Italian

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1989

  1. DUI & DWI: 35%
    26 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 35%
    26 years
  3. Personal Injury: 15%
    26 years
  4. Car Accidents: 15%
    26 years



Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

10 total 

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Scott. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Jennifer Melissa Azure

    I worked with Scott for several years while Prosecuting for the City of Auburn. Scott always worked diligently for his clients, as such, I endorse this lawyer.


    Jennifer Azure Juvenile Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Kent Office

1103 W. Meeker
Suite 101
Kent, WA, 98032

Sumner Office

920 Alder Ave.
Suite 201
Sumner, WA, 98390-1401





Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Pro Bono Publico Service CommendationWashington State Bar Association2012
Pro Bono Service CommendationWashington State Bar Association2011
Pro Bono AwardWashington State Bar Association2009
Pro Bono Publico ServiceWashington State Bar Association2008
Pro Bono Publico ServiceWashington State Bar Association2007
Pro Bono Publico ServiceWashington State Bar Association2006
Pro Bono Publico ServiceWashington State Bar Association2005

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
N/ATerry Law Firm, P.S.1995 - Present
N/AMackey & Terry Attorneys1990 - 1994
N/ALaw Offices of Ronald Heslop1989 - 1990


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Tacoma Pierce County Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
Washington Association of Criminal Defense AttorneysMember2007 - Present
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1995 - Present
South King County Bar AssociationMember1992 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1989 - Present
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaN/AN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
City v. J.W.Not Guilty
City v. T.A.Not Guilty
City v. K.F.Dismissed - On Defendant's Motion

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seattle University School of LawN/AJuris Doctor1989
Brigham Young UniversityBusinessBS - Bachelor of Science1986

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
NW Cable News Guest CommentatorGrand Jury Special Inquest Procedure on Citizen Death by Police2005
KBC Member MeetingDUI Law Changes2004
Lake Tapps Relief SocietyEstate and Financial Planning2002
Bonney Lake Relief SocietyEstate and Financial Planning2000
KIRO News - Guest CommentatorMary K. Letourneau/Criminal Law1998