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Philip ("Jeff") Terry is a litigation and trial partner at Carle Mackie Power & Ross LLP.  Jeff is a seasoned litigator with 25 years of experience and has a proven track record of succesfully resolving disputes for clients via jury trials, bench trials, arbitrations, appeals and mediations.  


In addition to specializing in civil litigation and trial work, Jeff has substantial experience in the following practice areas: Wine Law; Real Estate; Contracts; Banking and Lender Liabiltiy; Receivership and Bankruptcy Litigation; Securities Fraud; Commercial Disputes; Construction Law and Defects; Corporate Shareholder, Partnership, and LLC Member Disputes; Trust and Probate Litigation; Employment Discrimination; Labor Law; Personal Injury and Product Liability; Unfair Competition; Trade Secrets; Trademarks; Copyrights; Tax Dispute Resolution; and Tax Court Litigation.


Jeff is admitted to practice in California and before the United States District Courts for the Northern, Eastern and Central Districts, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth and Federal Circuits and before the United States Tax Court.



Languages spoken: Spanish, French, English

Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 50%
    25 years, 300 cases
  2. Employment: 20%
    25 years
  3. Real Estate: 20%
    25 years
  4. Intellectual Property: 10%
    20 years



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Carle Mackie et al LLP

100 B St #400
Santa Rosa, CA, 95401-6376


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerCarle Mackie Power & Ross LLP2007 - Present
Senior Litigation CounselCarle Mackie Power & Ross LLP2002 - 2006
PartnerLaw Offices of Philip J. Terry and Law Offices of Terry & Terry1994 - 2002
AssociateLaw Offices of Frank F. Sommers1991 - 1994
Association namePosition nameDuration
United States District Court for the Eastern District of CaliforniaAdmitted to Practice2016 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Unitied States Court of Appeals for the Federal CircuitAdmitted to Practice2007 - Present
Unitied States District Court for the Central District of CaliforniaAdmitted to Practice2004 - Present
Richard M. Sangster American Inn of CourtMember2003 - Present
Sonoma County Bar AssociationMember, Past Board Member2002 - Present
United States Court of Appeals For the Ninth CircuitAdmitted to Practice1996 - Present
United States Tax CourtAdmitted to Practice1994 - Present
United States District Court for the Northern District of CaliforniaAdmitted to Practice1990 - Present
Bar Association of San FranciscoMember1990 - Present
Lawers Club of San Francisco Inn of CourtPast Member1991 - 1995
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Strome et al. v. DBMK, Inc., et al.Settlement resulting in dismissal of cancellation and related claims.
Matthews et al. v. Gaspardone et al.Jury verdict in favor of defendants
ConfidentialJury verdict in favor of plaintiffs and settlement
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Publication nameTitleDate
CMPR BlogReal Estate Brokers Need to Exercise Care When Handling A Short Sale2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California, Hastings College of the LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1990
University of California - BerkeleyPolitical Economy, With High HonorsBA - Bachelor of Arts1987
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Firm Attorney CLC PresentationArbitration Primer2016
SCBA Continuing Legal Education SeminarEffective Presentation of Documents at Trial2013
SCBA Continuing Legal Education SeminarCivil Litigation and Trial Update: 2011 Year in Review2012
SCBA Continuing Legal Education SeminarReal Property Law Update2012
SCBA Continuing Legal Education SeminarReal Property Law Update2011