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Terrence Lee Tarver

Personal injury Attorney at Mineola, NY

4.9   35 reviews
  • State Years
    Louisiana - LA 14 years
    New York - NY 15 years
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State LA
    Acquired 2009
    Status
    Eligible to Practice Law No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2008
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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

About Terrence

Learn Terrence’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    30%
    Construction & worksite accidents; defective products; negligent security, supervision, hiring, & retention; boating accidents; motorcycle accidents; tractor trailer truck accidents; pedestrian knockdowns; sporting accidents, such as diving, gymnastics, baseball, etc.; assault; battery; wrongful death; school supervision; police chase; police special duty; etc.

  2. Car accident
    20%

  3. Slip and fall accident
    20%

  4. Medical malpractice
    15%

  5. Nursing home abuse and neglect
    15%

Terrence L. Tarver has been in the Plaintiff's personal injury field since 2003, and his passion is  advocating for those who have been injured through the negligence of others.  He handles all kinds of cases in Plaintiffs’ personal injury litigation from  motor vehicle accidents and slip and falls to products liability and medical malpractice.  Mr. Tarver controls all facets of these cases from inception through trial and throughout his career has obtained millions of dollars in results for his clients, including recent settlements of $500,; $750,; $787,; $825,; $900,; $3,425,; and $4,000,, and recent verdicts of $600, and $4,000,.

In addition to his admissions to practice law in New York State and Louisiana, Mr. Tarver is also licensed to practice in the Federal Courts for the folllowing Districts:

U.S.D.C. Eastern District of New York, June 2009;

U.S.D.C. Southern District of New York, July 2009; and

U.S.D. C. Northern District of New York, January 2014.

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Location

Tarver Law Firm, P.C.
176 Mineola Boulevard
Suite 200
Mineola, NY, 11501

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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  35 customer reviews
Posted by Thomas | April 1, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Review: Attorney Terrence Tarver Delivered Exceptional Results
I recently had the privilege of working with Attorney Terrence Tarver, and I can confidently say that his expertise and dedication made all the difference in my case. From the outset, Terrence exhibited a profound understanding of the legal intricacies involved, and he wasted no time in utilizing every tool at his disposal to secure the best possible outcome for me. One of the most impressive aspects of Terrence's approach was his thoroughness. He left no stone unturned in his quest for justice, meticulously examining every detail of my case to identify potential avenues for success. His attention to detail was truly remarkable, and it instilled in me a sense of confidence that I was in capable hands. Furthermore, Terrence's communication skills were exemplary. He kept me informed every step of the way, patiently explaining complex legal concepts in a way that was easy for me to understand. Whenever I had questions or concerns, he was always accessible, providing prompt and insightful guidance that reassured me throughout the process. What truly sets Terrence apart, however, is his unwavering commitment to his clients. He approached my case with a sense of personal investment that went above and beyond my expectations. It was abundantly clear that he genuinely cared about securing the best possible outcome for me, and he spared no effort in pursuing that goal. Thanks to Terrence's exceptional advocacy, I achieved a result that far exceeded my initial expectations. His strategic approach, combined with his extensive legal knowledge, proved to be a winning combination that ultimately led to a favorable resolution for me. In conclusion, I cannot recommend Attorney Terrence Tarver highly enough. If you find yourself in need of legal representation, look no further. Terrence is a consummate professional who will go above and beyond to fight for your rights and deliver results.
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Posted by Chris | February 7, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
The best around
Terrence helped guide me through a difficult and confusing time. After an accident there are so many different people trying to force you into a direction. He helped keep the insurance company from bullying me into making a bad decision, and with the help of Terrence I was able to make the correct decisions. Terrence was able to get me a solution that is going to help my family for a long time and I can’t thank him enough.
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Posted by anonymous | January 21, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Job well done!
Terrence is a great Lawyer but also a great person. I am very satisfied with his services and him & his staff’s professionalism. Terrence is a God fearing soul who believes in Karma and always aims to do right by his clients. That is an amazing quality and if in the future I ever need any legal help he is most definitely my go to! Good work Terrence. I’m very satisfied with the outcome of this case.
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Posted by anonymous | January 5, 2024
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Car accident settlement
Terrance Tarver did everything for me when it came to coming to a settlement, when explaining everything he was very great at making it all understandable. He also got more than what we were expecting to get with the settlement. Very professional 10/10 would hire again!
Posted by anonymous | December 21, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer
We hired Terrence to represent us in an automobile accident case. I sustained many injuries, and required surgery. Terrence was patient and gentle with our communication while healing, both pre and post surgery. Even checked in after surgery to see how it went. Southern values definitely shined through! Never pushed me in one way or another, like many other attorneys in this field could have. I am not privvy whatsoever to law jargon, but I asked many questions throughout our experience and he always answered them thoroughly, expeditiously and efficiently. We settled our case almost exactly 2 years to the date of my accident, when I’ve been told by many that these cases drag on for 3+ years - especially with the post-Covid court delays. We are so glad we opted for a caring lawyer, who was attentive, grounded, closed our case in record time, 100% in our favor, and never too busy to talk to us about anything. Would highly recommend Terrence to anyone looking for a personal injury attorney.
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Posted by Joe | July 7, 2023
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Joe B
Terrence did a great job. He Always communicated, and kept me informed. His knowledge of the law was exceptional. I highly recommend using Terrence.
Posted by Thomas | July 18, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Superb attorney
Mr Tarver pursued my case aggressively resulting in a very fair settlement. He is the personification of professionalism while being eminently approachable. I am very satisfied with his work.
Posted by Tamara | April 5, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Mrs
Mr. Terrence and his term are excellent at there job. They take the time-out to get you what you deserve. He call you and keep you posted on how the case going. I was really please with getting me a good settlement. I highly recommend his law firm.
Posted by Geovana | March 16, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Great experience
Terrence has been my lawyer for the last 5 years and has done an EXCELLENT job in pursuing justices while providing attentive personal service. I highly recommend his services.
Posted by Joe | December 15, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Gets the job done beyond expectations.
Terrence was able to get me very fairly compensated. He was always giving me updates and always available to take my calls. I highly recommend him.
Posted by Damien | April 7, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer in America
Terrence is a great lawyer as well as an great person. He fights for you relentlessly and he’s always straight up with you. For me he took a case and won in a way that wasn’t expected. He’s the best I recommend him to anyone who wants great service, a great person, and knowledgeable lawyer, and someone who finds joy in delivering you great results. It’s my personal opinion that although this is his job, e satisfaction he gets from seeing a client happy I believe is what fuels him.
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Posted by anonymous | April 5, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
I was a passenger in a car accident and I was considering filing a law suit. I met with a bunch of attorneys who wanted to take my case and I didn’t feel very comfortable or listened to by most of them. I finally found one I liked, but because of some issues with my case (I wasn’t wearing a seat belt, and some other personal things) the one I wanted to go with thought it might be difficult to win a good settlement so he decided not to take the case. However, he ended up referring me to Terrence Tarver and I’m so happy he did. Mr. Tarver was so kind and patient. Sustaining certain types of injuries at a young age can be really emotionally challenging and scary, and the process of litigation just adds more stress into your life at an already difficult time. Mr. Tarver always had my best interest at heart, was very supportive, and tried to make the experience as calm as possible. One of a lawyers most valuable assets is time, yet when we spoke I never felt rushed by him. Although he was always more gentle towards me (which is what I personally needed as a client), when it came time for our deposition, it was clear that he was very capable of being tough in the court room. The defense attorney tried to go a little too far on something, and Mr. Tarver vigorously stood up for me and did not back down. He also stayed with me a bit after to make sure I was ok, and then walked me to my car (which was so nice of him). In addition to his positive personal attributes, he was very professionally skilled as well. There was a certain final amount that I wanted to end up with, and he was able to get me that amount. Considering the issues with my case (and the fact that the lawyer I initially wanted to go with thought I might not get a settlement), I presume the legal legwork to get me that number was not easy. He was also very honest and did not inflate his fees (they were actually a bit lower than I was expecting). I hope I never need a personally injury attorney again, but if I did, he would be my first call and I highly recommend him.
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Posted by Christopher | January 28, 2021
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Client
I’ve never needed a lawyer before and thankfully when I needed one, Terrence was willing to take on my case. He helped me from day one to not only fight for me but to help me understand legal terms and be able to feel comfortable with him. I had a very odd case but Terrence took it on as if he’s dealt with this situation many times in the past. He was always a text or a phone call away. When I had doubts in my case Terrence always knew what to say and always provided me with insightful information on how to overcome my situation. He is definitely the teammate you want on your team and other teams fear going against. He was able to gain video proof to prove my innocence that I had no idea was available. When opposing lawyers attempted to gain an upper hand on my lack of law knowledge he immediately shut them down. I am extremely grateful to have met Mr. Tarver not only as a lawyer but now a good friend. He is extremely disciplined and will not settle for anything less than fair. His paralegal is also a great person and would reach out frequently to make sure everything was going well and documents were submitted. If I ever needed a lawyer again in any situation Mr. Tarver would be the first and most likely the only lawyer I would reach out. Thank you again for all your hard work and long hours, I truly appreciate it
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Posted by Maria | October 22, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Thank you very much !
My family and I couldn’t thank Terrence enough for his hard work on my mother’s case. It has been a long but successful case thanks to Terrence working very hard to make sure everything got taken care of. He was able to communicate everything in depth and make sure everything my mother wanted she got. She deserved the fight that Terrence put up. It took some time but her case was finally settled and she couldn’t be happier with how dedicated Terrence was to over achieving for my mother. Thank you Terrence !!
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Posted by Rachael | October 10, 2020
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5 star lawyer!
After 3 failed lawyers. I had Terrence. He was amazing. Literally more than what I could’ve ever asked for. His intelligence, his kindness, the way he deals with clients. All amazing. I wish I had him from the start!!!!
Posted by Steve | January 17, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer
Great lawyer always help me understand things I didn't know also always was there for me beyond on his hrs of work helping me out
Posted by Josephine | November 12, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Jo
I recommend Terrence very highly. He explained everything very thoroughly and kept communications open at all times. He is very professional. I was pleased with the outcome of my situation
Posted by Jordan | October 24, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Car accident
Terrance is an excellent lawyer. From our first consultation he made me feel like I was a priority of his, which he will do for any case. He was only a phone call away and would answer any and every question and leaves nothing unexplained. He is very hard working and professional which showed from the moment we met. I highly recommend using Mr. Tarver.
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Posted by Jacqueline | July 26, 2019
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Caring Professional
Terrance made me feel comfortable and important for the first moment I met him. He is a hard worker and lets no detail slip by unnoticed. One factor that makes him stand out in his field is his ability to make one feel as if his case is as important to him as it is to the claimant. There were times he made me feel like I was the most special client he had. He was always available to answer any questions or to approach any problems. I would recvomend him to anyone!
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Posted by Sheila | July 11, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Personal Injury Attorney
I had a wonderful experience with Mr. Tarver. Mr. Tarver was a true professional and is extremely well prepared and knowledgeable in his trade. Mr. Tarver represented me and settled my case for twice the amount I thought I would get. In addition I had virtually no costs, and I did not have to go to court. The case settled for an excess of six figures less than a year after the accident. Obviously not all cases are the same but I can really appreciate the way Mr. Tarver for for my interests. I highly recommend Mr. Tarver if you are looking for a great personal injury attorney.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 120 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-33%

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founder
  • Tarver Law Firm, P.C.
  • 2016 - Present
  • Associate
  • Sullivan Papain Block McGrath & Cannavo, PC
  • 2008 - 2016
  • Legal Intern
  • Hon. Darrell Gavrin - New York Supreme Court, Queens County
  • 2005 - 2005
  • Legal Intern
  • Hon. Anna Culley - New York City Civil Court - Queens County
  • 2005 - 2005
  • Legal Intern
  • Boyd & Aufenanger
  • 2005 - 2007
  • Legal Intern
  • Cossich Sumich Parsiola & Taylor
  • 2004 - 2004
  • Legal Intern
  • Cossich Sumich Parsiola & Taylor
  • 2003 - 2003
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Education

  • Hofstra University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • Tulane University, Louisiana
  • B.S.M.
  • 2003

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Balter
  • $600,000.00 Verdict
  • Bar-Levy
  • $4,000,000.00 Verdict
  • Gooch
  • $500,000.00 Settlement
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Associations

  • Nassau Academy of Law Advisory Board
  • Member, Treasurer
  • 2013 - Present
  • Nassau County Courthouse Kiwanis
  • Member, Secretary
  • 2010 - Present
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member, YLS Treasurer, TICL 10th District Rep, among others
  • 2008 - Present
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Hofstra Law School Alumni Association
  • Member, Vice President
  • 2007 - Present
  • Nassau County Bar Association
  • Member, Past Chair of Plaintiff's Roundtable & Young Lawyers
  • 2005 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Premier 100 Trial Attorney
  • The National Academy of Jurisprudence
  • 2016
  • Top NY Settlements: $500,000.00
  • New York Law Journal
  • 2016
  • Fellow
  • New York Bar Foundation
  • 2016
  • Top 10 Under 40
  • The National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 10 Under 40
  • The National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Fellow
  • American Bar Foundation
  • 2015
  • Secretarial Award
  • Kiwanis LISCD
  • 2015
  • Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Young Lawyer of the Month
  • Nassau County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Committee
  • 2013
  • Top Verdicts - Motor Vehicle
  • New York Law Journal
  • 2013
  • Secretarial Award
  • Kiwanis LISCD
  • 2013
  • Certificate of Recognition
  • Kiwanis LISCD
  • 2011
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Publications

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Speaking Engagements

  • Evidence Presentation
  • Attorney Litigant For Mock Trial Oral Arguments At Trial
  • 2017
  • CLE
  • CLE Moderator: Litigating A Med Mal Case: Taking A Case, Medical Records, & Lining Up Experts
  • 2017
  • National Trial Competition
  • Evaluator/Judge: National Trial Competition
  • 2016
  • CLE
  • CLE Moderator: Openings & Summations
  • 2016
  • CLE
  • CLE Moderator: Recent Decisions Concerning Sections 200, 241(1), & 241(6) of the Labor Law
  • 2016
  • CLE
  • Speaker: Preparing For Your First Deposition
  • 2016
  • CLE
  • CLE Moderator: Navigating ERISA, Medicare, & Medicaid Liens In Personal Injury Cases
  • 2016
  • 1L Orientation
  • Panel Moderator: Navigating Law School
  • 2016
  • Panel Discussion
  • Speaker: Landing Your First Job & The Nature of Your Practice as a Young Attorney
  • 2015
  • Panel Discussion
  • Speaker: Becoming Active in Bar Associations
  • 2015
  • Panel Discussion
  • Speaker: Navigating Law School
  • 2015
  • Informational Career Fair
  • Speaker: Hofstra Law Informational Career Fair
  • 2015
  • CLE
  • CLE Moderator: Basics of Asbestos Litigation
  • 2015
  • CLE
  • CLE Materials Contributor: Opening Statements
  • 2015
  • Panel Discussion
  • Speaker: Landing Your First Job & The Nature of Your Practice as a Young Attorney
  • 2014
  • Panel Discussion
  • Speaker: Discover Your Passion In Litigation
  • 2014
  • Informational Career Fair
  • Speaker: Hofstra Law Informational Career Fair
  • 2014
  • CLE
  • CLE Materials Contributor: Trial Prep
  • 2014
  • CLE
  • CLE Moderator: Protecting the Silver Population: Litigating Nursing Home Abuse Cases
  • 2014
  • CLE
  • CLE Moderator: 2013 In Review: Workers Comp Decisions the PI Bar Needs to Know
  • 2014
  • CLE
  • CLE Moderator: Medicaid Liens & Planning Options: 2014 Update Current Status of the Law on Liens
  • 2014
  • Panel Discussion
  • Speaker: Landing Your First Job & The Nature of Your Practice as a Young Attorney
  • 2013
  • Informational Career Fair
  • Speaker: Hofstra Law Informational Career Fair
  • 2013
  • CLE
  • CLE Moderator: Jury Selection & Opening Statements
  • 2013
  • Mock Trial
  • Judge: Statewide High School Mock Trial Regional Competition
  • 2012
  • Panel Discussion
  • Speaker: Landing Your First Job & The Nature of Your Practice as a Young Attorney
  • 2011
  • CLE
  • CLE Skit Actor: To Report or Not To Report
  • 2011
  • Panel Discussion
  • Speaker: Landing Your First Job & The Nature of Your Practice as a Young Attorney
  • 2010
  • Moot Court
  • Judge: Hofstra Law Moot Court Competition Seminar
  • 2010
  • CLE
  • CLE Materials Contributor: Ethically Bring in Business & Filing Appropriate Documents
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (3)
Endorse Terrence
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | May 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Terrence for many years. He is a dedicated attorney that passionately advocates for his client's' best interests. I whole-heartedly endorse Terrence for anyone looking for a competent litigator."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Terrence is a great lawyer and a great person. I have had the pleasure of knowing him since he was third year law student at Hofstra University School of Law. He is one of the most dedicated and hard working attorneys I have ever seen. Because of his hard work, I believe he has developed into one of the best trial lawyers in the State of New York. Any client that is lucky enough to have Terrence represent them is in great hands."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Terrence is one of the hardest working attorneys I know. If you are fortunate enough to have Terrence as your attorney, rest assured that he will be doing everything possible to secure you the most favorable outcome."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Terrence since law school as an effective, impressive and talented advocate."
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Mineola Personal injury Lawyer Terrence Lee Tarver
Terrence Lee Tarver
Personal injury Attorney
Mineola, NY
Licensed for 15 years
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