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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.

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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

Payment

Fees:

Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

10 total 

  • Mark Charles McClure

    I endorse this lawyer's work. Scott Terry is well respected by his fellow attorneys and his clients. I have known Scott for years and have no reservations in recommending him to anyone needing legal representation. He is simply a great attorney and a good person.

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    Mark McClure Business Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Jay Jump

    Scott Terry is a former bankruptcy attorney and excellent criminal defense attorney. He and I have worked together on several cases and have used each others areas of expertise to assist our clients. Scott always the answer for me when I call and his sage counsel is always helpful. I am happy to endorse Mr. Terry and his practice.

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    Jay Jump Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Sumner Office

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

Kent Office

1103 W. Meeker
Suite 101
Kent, WA, 98032

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WAActive198905/05/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Awards
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
Terry Law Firm, P.S.1995 - Present
Mackey & Terry Attorneys1990 - 1994
Law Offices of Ronald Heslop1989 - 1990

Associations
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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Education
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