18 years, 3,000 cases
Nominated SuperLawyers® 2015, 2016, and 2017 ~ SuperLawyers®, Rising Stars, 2014 ~ Top Lawyers, Fort Worth Texas Magazine, 2014 and 2017.
Samuel R. Terry is the aggressive and detail-oriented attorney that is the driving force behind the Law Office of Samuel R. Terry, P.C. Sam demands absolute professionalism, strict attention to detail, and a commitment to excellence, not only of himself, but from his staff as well. Sam passionately believes that, “Every individual charged with a crime is entitled to the best defense possible.”
While serving in the United States Air Force, Sam received numerous accolades including: The Air Force Achievement Medal for Meritorious Service; The Air Force Good Conduct Medal; and the National Defense Service Medal. Sam continued his focus on public service completing an externship at the Tarrant County District Attorney’s Office in Fort Worth, Texas. He promptly returned to Michigan to serve as an assistant city attorney/prosecutor. While at the City of Flint Attorney’s Office, Sam established a focused approach to the prosecution of domestic/family violence cases and aided in the establishment of a Victim’s Assistance Program for the City of Flint.
As a prosecutor, Sam recognized a disturbing and systemic trend of what he considered to be less than adequate representation of individuals charged with crimes. For Sam, this was unacceptable. He quickly understood that not only is providing less than adequate legal representation a violation of a person’s constitutional rights but it also serves to erode the very foundation of American life. It became very clear for Sam that, “Every individual charged with a crime is entitled to the best defense possible.”
Throughout his career, Sam has been nominated for the Texas Super Lawyers award for 2015, 2016, and 2017, which is annually awarded to the top 5% of attorneys in Texas. He has also achieved inclusion in Fort Worth Magazine’s List of Top Attorneys in the Criminal Attorney category for 2014 and 2017. Additionally, Sam received the Texas Rising Stars award in 2014. Sam is backed by many five-star reviews on Google and Avvo. Also, he has proudly received Avvo’s Client’s Choice Awards for 2015, 2016, and Avvo’s rating of Superb Top Attorney - Federal Crime.
Sam is a member of the prestigious Texas Bar College which is an honorary society of lawyers who are among the best trained attorneys in Texas. He also is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL); Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (TCDLA); Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (TCCDLA); and the Federal Bar Association-Fort Worth Chapter. He is admitted to practice law in the State of Texas, State of Michigan, United States District Court for the Northern Districts of Texas, United States District Court for Minnesota, United States District Court for Eastern District of Michigan, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
Sam holds a Bachelor’s Degree (B.A.) in Political Science and Philosophy from the University of Michigan and a Juris Doctorate (J.D.) from the Western Michigan University Cooley Law School.
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.