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Denise Southern Terry

Social Security & Disability Attorney at Morristown, TN

4.9   14 reviews
  • Licensed for 37 years
    State TN
    Acquired 1987
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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Morristown Personal Injury Attorney

Attorney Denise Terry has a passion for justice and serving others that was instilled in her from a very young age. As a small child she would go to her Father, Charles Terry’s Law office on Saturday mornings and listen as he worked and met with his clients. Thus, her love affair with the law began.

Denise worked with her Father, Charles Terry since June 1982 and continued working with him until his death in May 2009. During their 28 year partnership they tried hundreds of jury trials, both civil and criminal, and assisted thousands of people in the Lakeway Area who had been seriously injured or wrongly accused. Charlie Terry always told his daughter that we “…proudly represent the man behind the plow…” Denise enjoys every day that she has the opportunity to assist the people of this community.

Realizing her moral obligation to give to the community that she loves, she has been a dedicated community servant. She served as The President of Morristown Area Chamber of Commerce, as a board member for various community organization and volunteer positions at her church.

She is honored to serve as a Director of The Andrew Johnson Bank.

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Location

The Terry Law Firm
918 West First North St
Po Box 724
Morristown, TN, 37815-0724
The Terry Law Firm
3465 East Andrew Johnson Highway
Greeneville, TN, 37745
The Terry Law Firm
2827 West Andrew Johnson Highway
Morristown, TN, 37814
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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by David | May 10, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Pick only the best, it's your choice
I just want to say Thank you Denise, you believed in me and took my case when the odds where against me. You listened, got records to support the case talked with family and even got on my case once for not filling out some paper work you ask me to do, I did it then, lol, I thought if she can get on me like that I can't wait until we go to court and she on my side, she can have a tough streak! and she can read people like a book. She always smiled and greeted me very friendly and made me feel good. The whole staff at Terry Law Firm always is friendly, from the moment you walk in the door you feel important, Very special thanks to Denise and Jacqulyn for helping me out when I needed help, and to put closure on my case in a positive way, I will always be forever grateful to you and your Law firm. If you need an attorney do not hesitate to call Denise then relax, she's got your back. Thanks again.........
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Posted by Vernon | January 6, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
sosial security disability
Ms. Terry and her entire staff were excellent through this entire process. From our first visit, through all the appeals, to the end and then afterward all our questions were answered. They were always there for us. Ms. Terry is not only very knowledgeable but also kind. We can't tell you how appreciative we are for the support we received through this process. If we ever need any legal help in the future we will go to Ms. Terry!!
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Posted by Brandi | November 1, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
#1
Denise is a fantastic lawyer who truly cares for her clients. She helped me when it seemed no one could. I will forever be grateful to her!
Posted by Laura | October 26, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceeded all expectations!
Hiring an attorney can be a daunting task and I'm so pleased to share my wonderful experience. I was seeking representation for my disability hearing and had been referred to The Terry Law Firm by several long time residents of Morristown. I went into the consultation hopeful and it didn't take long to know why The Terry Law Firm was referral worthy. Denise handled my case with the utmost professionalism, commitment, respect and candor. I felt well informed about the process from beginning to end and she handled the actual hearing beautifully and with a full representation of my situation and history. I cannot thank her enough for all she's done and equally important is the staff of specialists she has working with her. As you'd expect from a great attorney, she has an incredible staff of people working with her. Each and every person on her team has been equally diligent, compassionate and brilliant in their area of expertise and committed to providing the representation possible! I can't imagine how I could have been more pleased...Many thanks for a job well done!
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Posted by Sharon | October 19, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Disability Attorney
Denise Terry with the Terry Law Firm is a very professional, hard working, and loyal disability attorney. They made sure that all my medical records and test were kept up to date which is critical in a disability case. They got me in touch with the right specialist for my condition. They have a high success rate. I have used the Terry Law Firm for 16 years for all my legal services and I would not use anyone else. They are the best at what they do and they always keep you inform about what is going on with your case. I think so much of Denise Terry that I have referred family and friends to her.
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Posted by Ken | October 9, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Denise Terry is amazing!
Denise is very professional and has excellent communication skills. I was able to clearly understand what was expected of me and what the processes were. She was very positive which made me feel very confident in my case.
Posted by Pam | October 7, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Class Act
Our experience with Ms. Terry was wonderful!!! She showed up ready to go and already had a plan before we even knew what was going on!!! She was precise and to the point. She is well respected and always very professional!!!! She is kind and considerate and explains the preseedings so that anyone can understand !!! I will definitely use her for any other legal needs!!!!
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Posted by Melissa | October 7, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Disability
Was very professional , thorough and responsive . Very pleased and great outcome .
Posted by John | October 5, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Disability
Ms. Denise handled my disability case extremely well. She was very imformative, and very helpful with any of my question.
Posted by Brittany | October 5, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Social Security Disability
I highly recommend Denise Terry and the entire Terry law firm for any legal help you may need. Her and her staff are very professional and always willing to help. She works very hard on her cases and will answer any questions you have and address any issues you are having. It is apparent that she truly cares about the people that come to her for help.
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Posted by Stacy | October 4, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
An honest attorney!
Ms. Terry is a wonderfully, caring attorney. She was always attentive to my needs and listened and heard my requests. And, best of all she returns phone calls, a rare occurrence in the legal world.
Posted by Hong | October 3, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great lawyer
I'm honest to recommend Denise ,if you want to use a lawyer, please call Denise!I am a Chinese, for legal aspects is nothing, I have been in the restaurant business, my restaurant is on fire, the insurance company to blame each other, is the Disney enthusiastic help me!!!!!!! She has a rich experience, she's very friendly!
Posted by Julie | September 16, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Happy Client
Denise S. Terry and The Terry Law Firm are the best in the Lakeway area! I have used their firm several times throughout the years and everyone has went out of their way to help me and my family. Denise Terry has not only been my attorney over the years but has become a very dear friend. When the factory that my husband and I worked at closed down, suddenly, their firm worked extremely hard to prove that there was severe hearing loss caused by not having proper equipment and got us a settlement. Denise and her firm have also assisted us with a horrible car accident and once again she was our fierce advocate. I have referred many people to Denise and their firm over the years. I have never had an attorney that has tried as hard as Denise and the Terry Law Firm. If you want the BEST in the area do not hesitate to call Denise and the entire staff at the Terry Law Firm.
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Posted by anonymous | October 7, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Disability claim
Does a great job keeping me informed of changes and listens to details. She cares about her clients!
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.1 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Lawyer
  • Terry Law Firm
  • 1987 - Present

Education

  • Nashville School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1986
  • University of Tennessee
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1982

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State of Tennessee v. Merlin Shuck, 953 SW2d 662
  • Simmons v. Simmons, 900 SW2d 682 (1995)
  • State of Tennessee v. Marilyn Carter, 889 SW2d 231 (1994)
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Associations

  • Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Hamblen County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (Tennessee Chapter)
  • President
  • 2003 - 2003
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Best of Morristown- Law Firm
  • Citizens Tribune
  • 2016
  • Best of Morristown- Law Firm
  • Citizens Tribune
  • 2015
  • Best of Morristown- Law Firm
  • Citizens Tribune
  • 2014
  • Best of Morristown- Law Firm
  • Citizens Tribune
  • 2013
  • Best of Morristown- Law Firm
  • Citizens Tribune
  • 2012
  • Best of Morristown- Law Firm
  • Citizens Tribune
  • 2011
  • Best of Morristown- Law Firm
  • Citizens Tribune
  • 2010
  • Best of Morristown- Law Firm
  • Citizens Tribune
  • 2009
  • Best of Morristown- Law Firm
  • Citizens Tribune
  • 2008
  • Best of Morristown- Law Firm
  • Citizens Tribune
  • 2007
  • Best of Morristown- Law Firm
  • Citizens Tribune
  • 2006
  • Best of Morristown- Law Firm
  • Citizens Tribune
  • 2005
  • Best of Morristown- Law Firm
  • Citizens Tribune
  • 2003
  • Best of Morristown- Law Firm
  • Citizens Tribune
  • 2002
  • Best of Morristown- Law Firm
  • Citizens Tribune
  • 2001
  • Best of Morristown- Law Firm
  • Citizens Tribune
  • 2000
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Speaking Engagements

  • Walters State Community College
  • Anatomy of a Personal Injury case
  • 2017
  • Masters In Trial
  • Masters In Trial
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (5)
Endorse Denise
Unknown Attorney | Oct 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Denise is an outstanding trial lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 17
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Ms. Terry is excellent to work with - both reasonable and fair while representing her clients' best interests."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Denise is a committed hard working lawyer who fights for her clients"
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Family member
"I have had the privilege of practicing law with Denise for many years now. Not only does she have incredible knowledge and experience in her field, but she truly has a heart for caring for her clients. She works very hard every day to do what is right for our clients and won't stop until she can get the best possible outcome for our clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Denise Terry is an extremely knowledgable and accessible attorney with a solid reputation in the community. I fully endorse her without reservation."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Family member
"As my sister I have had the pleasure of working with Denise for the past 20+ years. She is both an excellent attorney and one of the most caring attorneys you will find anywhere."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Denise is vey hard working and always does a great job for her clients. Her clients best interests always come first!"
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Sep 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Denise Terry an experienced Lawyer who has mastered Social Security Disability Claims practice. Denise secures excellent results for her clients. When I refer a friend with a Social Security Claim to Denise Terry, I am confident She and her well trained staff will work hard to secure their benefits."
Car accident Attorney | Sep 20
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. she is competent, well-prepared and a worthy adversary. I extend my high compliments to her ability and integrity."
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Morristown Social Security & Disability Lawyer Denise Southern Terry
Denise Southern Terry
Social Security & Disability Attorney
Morristown, TN
Licensed for 37 years
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