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David G Terry

Criminal defense Attorney at Roseburg, OR

5.0   17 reviews

Licensed for 43 years

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About David

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  1. Criminal defense
    30%
    I have successfully defended clients in serious criminal cases throughout Southern Oregon. I have experienced unsurpassed success defending clients in serious Ballot Maesure 11 cases involving charges of Murder,Manslaughter,Rape,Robbery,Arson and all other serious felonies.I have also handled all types of drug cases,from simple marijuana possession to complex drug trafficking. I am an active member and Past President of the Ore. Criminal Defense Lawyers Association

    44 years

  2. DUI and DWI
    20%

    44 years

  3. Domestic violence
    20%

  4. Sex crime
    20%

    44 years

  5. Expungement
    10%

HAVE YOU BEEN CHARGED WITH A CRIME? MAKE THE RIGHT CHOICE.

  I have been a successful, aggressive trial attorney in all the counties of southern oregon for over thirty years. I have successfully handled many high-profile cases including the Tiller Arson Fires, the First Strike Environmental Firefighters case and, recently,  a complete acquittal of all charges in the Amos Manslaughter case.

    Many folks remember the tragic case of the toddler who died in a hot car incident here in Roseburg. Although her mother was arrested and charged with Manslaughter, we were able to convince the DA's office to dismiss all charges and she got her LIFE back!

  I would strongly urge anyone facing serious criminal charges to do their homework,check around and inquire of other lawyers throughout southern oregon regarding my credentials and track record to learn more about what we bring to the table.

Licensed for 43 years
State OR
Status Active
Acquired 1979
Updated 02/12/2023

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

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David G Terry
1228 SE Douglas St
Roseburg, OR, 97470

Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | September 13, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great defense lawyer
David Terry was hired by my boyfriend for a criminal negligent homicide case. My boyfriend was expected to go to jail for 30 days, which was part of the plea deal made with the DA. My boyfriend ended up not having to go to jail at all. David is very intelligent, he knows the court room and law like the back of his hand. He is friendly, out going and very funny.
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Posted by Steve and Kristy | September 10, 2022
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Best money we ever spent!
Eleven months ago, we found ourselves in the middle of an absolute nightmare when our son was falsely accused of a crime that he did not commit; he was the victim. David Terry walked us through every step of the legal process, he communicated extensively with us, and he advocated for our son every step of the way. We cannot say enough good things about the way that he represented our son. David was available days, nights, and weekends, and he fully supported taking a family/team approach to the case. His extensive experience, effective strategies, vast knowledge of the law, and relentless commitment to the truth, gave us the positive outcome that we desired for our son. We highly recommend David Terry to anyone who really needs someone to listen to them, and to fight for justice on their behalf. We will be forever grateful for the compassionate nature that was shown to our family by both David, and his caring staff, during one of the most challenging times of our lives; he is worth every single penny.
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Response from David Terry September 11, 2022
Oh, my goodness, Kristy, THANK YOU! It has been a high point in my professional life of 40+ years to have the honor of meeting, representing and triumphing with your family against baseless, undeserved and unjust charges!!! This case is a painful, but classic example of what happens when forces beyond one’s control: lying witnesses, social media, inappropriate politicization and a flawed police investigation, combine to rob an innocent person of their reputation, their chosen path in life and the very fabric of their life. Indeed, of ALL your lives!!! INNOCENT PEOPLE DO GET CHARGED WITH CRIMES THEY DID NOT COMMIT! ! !
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Posted by anonymous | June 25, 2022
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David Terry fights !
We are very grateful for Mr. Terry's expertise concerning our young adult son back in the Fall of 2021. He understands the law and puts forth great effort for the best results for his client(s). I might add that our son understands the law better too. Simply put; David Terry fights ! Thank you Sir
Posted by anonymous | June 22, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
If you want the best money can buy!!
I was looking at a possible measure 11 crime. After talking with David and looking at all the evidence David was able to get me a much better outcome. David was very straight with me and I knew where we stood the whole time. If your in trouble he's by far your best option. Thank you David for never giving up, and getting me a positive outcome.
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Posted by Eduardo | June 20, 2022
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When you need the very best
I can’t speak highly enough about Mr. Terry and his staff. Being arrested is an unbelievably stressful event especially when you’re innocent. In dealing with his office staff I was always made to feel comfortable and attended to without ever a feeling of judgment, quite the opposite I was always made to feel that I was being supported and represented with the highest degree of integrity. As per Mr. Terry his attention to detail and command of the law I believe is unparalleled! David Terry meticulously put together a strong defense working closely with me, the discovery and the evidence. He waited until the right moment shortly before trial and then laid our defense out objectively but aggressively to the Prosecutor and she dismissed all charges the very next day. I interviewed three different law firms before I went with Mr. Terry and I have to say it’s the best choice I have ever made good luck to anyone who’s reading this and I give a full thumbs up and recommendation to Mr. Terry’s law firm!
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Posted by Jerry | June 19, 2022
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I am the “bookends” of David Terry’s practic…t First met him 23 years ago and now for BAC higher than State minimum. When in
I am representative of the “bookends “ of David’s highly successful practice. First engaged him 23 years ago and again recently for same offense. He shoulders the anxiety for you, knows the territory, and keeps you on the right judicial track . When in trouble, David is your best bet. He is well written past president of his specialty group and is kind to rescue dogs! I recommend him without reserve for your defense needs.
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Posted by anonymous | June 19, 2022
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Straight shooter
I had a very grave situation David walked me & my family through. We had a successful outcome and would highly recommend you contact David if your in Trouble
Posted by Tom | June 17, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Simply the best
David Terry took on a very high profile case for my family, he is very aggressive, and compassionate in a court room for his client, he worked non stop for weeks preparing and getting this case ready for battle. His knowledge of the law and the court room is impeccable, he got a full acquittal for our case. We are forever grateful.
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Posted by anonymous | April 10, 2019
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Excellent Communication, Swift Resolve, Complete Satisfaction
We hired David Terry to handle a case for my son. My son was driving through Oregon on his way to school in Seattle. Every step of the way, we were kept fully informed of the progress of the case. Mr. Terry saw to it that my son did not have to miss the first 3 days of school appearing in court. David Terry was able to get the entire case dismissed! He is an exceptional attorney that I highly endorse and recommend.
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Posted by Nick | November 5, 2018
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Excellent Defense Attorney
Excellent defense attorney. I would give David Terry my strongest recommendation. I found David to be experienced and informed about the law, the agencies, resources and people he needs to deal with in finding the right solution. I found him to be honest and trustworthy, tough but equally compassionate as situation dictated. He was personally involved and committed to solving our issues which he did with a dismissal in a very tough situation. Communication was continual and straight forward. And David is backed by an equally committed, involved and caring office staff. David and his office staff will always be close friends.
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Posted by Lonnie | February 11, 2018
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Expect the best got the best
David did everything in his power to give me the best council and protection. I'm very pleased with how he handled my case and would recommend him highly. Very caring and compassionate.
Posted by anonymous | June 25, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
from nightmare darkness to the light of justice and fairness
We retained David when our son was wrongfully arrested on Sodomy and Sex Abuse charges which were trumped up by his vengeful, estranged wife and his two teenage stepdaughters. While at first we were shocked by the cost of retaining his services, within a week he began to turn the nightmare around and over the course of a 10 month marathon ordeal, David worked his magic, did his homework and prepared a meticulous deconstruction of the state's case. From the first 10 minutes of jury selection, David began a meticulous process of educating the prospective jurors about how the "system" and the "process" had been hijacked and subverted by people willing to continually lie and manipulate. We will ALWAYS remain in his debt and we recommendhim withou reservation.
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Posted by Renee | June 7, 2016
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Highly recommend
I hired David Terry to represent my daughter. He quickly put us at ease. He was informative, caring an immediately got to work on her charges. He was by us for every step of the process, Mr. Terry is a confident, aggressive, fact finding attorney who got us the results we wanted. I highly recommend him.
Posted by Sharon | June 6, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Great Experience!
A truly caring attorney who went up and above to lead our family through an incredibly difficult time. He was available to us day and night and went out of his way to make sure we not only had all our questions answered but also prepared us mentally for each step of our case. Having never been through any legal issues, David helped us navigate the legal system and today we are grateful our lives are returning to normal.
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Posted by JOHN ERIC SNIDER | June 5, 2016
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Who's title?
David Terry IS my attorney ,for 40 years. He is diligent, prepared, confident and a great trial Lawyer. He has helped with all manner of legal conundrums for myself ,my children and numerous friends. David is advocate and counsel . He is essential to the integrity of our legal system. This aspect is his passion and it is expressed in his devotion to his clients.
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Posted by Janet | June 4, 2016
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He's in to Win for his client
David Terry is an aggressive trial Attorney.He Is thorough handling the court room.David Terry will work very methodical for his client.David won my sons case.
Posted by Shirley | November 15, 2010
Super Lawyer
Mr. Terry is a superb, knowledgeable attorney.He represented my former spouse in a fourth degree assault case in which my sister in law accused him of assaulting me and her. Mr. Terry's aggressively, thorough handling of the courtroom battle won my spouse' acquittal and proved that it was my sister in law who'd perpetrated the assault on myself and my husband-and had instigated malicious prosecution against my spouse.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.1 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • David G. Terry,P.C.,Attorney at Law
  • 1979 - Present

Education

  • Willamette University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1978
  • Wesleyan University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1975

Associations

  • Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Board Member
  • 1982 - Present
  • Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • President
  • 1996 - 1997
  • Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Vice President
  • 1995 - 1996

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Client Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

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Given (1)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"David Terry is a great trial lawyer. My experiences over 37 years as a trial lawyer have convinced me that virtually any lawyer who observes David trying a case to a jury becomes a better trial lawyer as a result. He is that good!!!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known David as a friend and a colleague for more than thirty years. He has grown to become one of the preeminent criminal defense lawyers in southern Oregon. He is creative and relentless in his representations. I endorse him without reservation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"When I was taking on representation of a client in a part of Oregon with which I was unfamiliar, I sought out the counsel of Mr Terry. I soon learned why Mr Terry is widely respected by his colleagues in the criminal defense bar. Mr Terry is knowledgeable about the law and cares deeply for his clients. Mr Terry took time out of his busy schedule and generously offered me assistance. I am proud to be in the same profession as Mr Terry, and will gladly refer clients to him when the opportunity arises."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. David and I have known each other professionally for over a decade. My practice is criminal defense as well. Whenever I have a client in need of professional help in Roseburg, David Terry is ALWAYS at the top of the list. I respect his work and trial skills."
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Roseburg Criminal defense Lawyer David G Terry
David G Terry
Criminal defense Attorney
Roseburg, OR
Licensed for 43 years
Free Consultation