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John Carlson Terry

Criminal defense Attorney at Vancouver, WA

5.0   15 reviews
  • State Years
    Oregon - OR 13 years
    Washington - WA 14 years
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State OR
    Acquired 2010
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2009
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About John

Learn John’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    50%
    Drug Crimes, Property Crimes, Domestic Violence, Assault, Court Order Violations, Harassment, DUI, Reckless Driving, Vehicular Homicide, Vehicular Assault

    15 years

  2. DUI and DWI
    25%
    DUI, DWI, Traffic Crimes and Violations, Reckless Driving

    15 years

  3. General practice
    25%
    Civil and domestic litigation related to criminal allegations

    15 years

My legal practice is focused primarily on defending people who have been accused of a crime. I fight hard to get my clients the best possible result, whether that be a "not guilty" verdict at trial, a forced dismissal of the charges, or settlement.  I handle felonies, misdemeanors, driving offenses, drug charges, domestic violence, and civil and domestic litigation related to criminal allegations.  Se habla español.  

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John Terry

Location

Morse Bratt Andrews & Terry LLP
108 E Mill Plain Blvd
Vancouver, WA, 98660

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Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by Patricia | March 31, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Top Notch Attorney
John is a very capable and competent attorney who has demonstrated tenacity and courage in his approach to our families legal problems over the past 10 years. We can't say enough good things about him.
Posted by anonymous | February 3, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A real human
John assisted me in navigating divorce and came recommended by a friend. I was impressed by how he balanced very thorough knowledge and explanations every step of the way, while also still being thoughtful about the emotional impact it all had. He ensured I made informed decisions though I always felt like I had choice in the process. Communication was quick and clear. I highly recommend his services and am very pleased with the outcome.
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Posted by Matthew | June 30, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Great and hospitable
Mr. John Terry gave me hope and assurance when I had doubts about my future while dealing with criminality. Cannot recommend this professional enough. Truly thankful.
Posted by Britney | February 17, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The kind of guy you want on your side!
I hired John to help me as the victim in a DV case that got way out of hand. I needed the help of a talented attorney to make sure my rights and wishes were heard. I'm so glad I hired John as he was instrumental in getting the case dismissed and giving me updates and advice along the way. He is definably a shark and what I would consider an ass hole in the best possible way. The kind of ass hole you want on your side, staring down the prosecutor and making sure the outcome you want happens. He's pretty busy which means he's not quite as responsive as I would like, however he was always on top of the case and got back to me as soon as I said something. I would not hesitate to contact him again if I ever needed it and he is exactly what you want in a defense attorney. Someone who doesn't get pushed around but rather does the pushing, tells it to you straight, but makes sure to take the time needed to answer all your questions and walk you through it. I am extremely happy with the outcome and all he did to make it happen.
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Posted by Bridget | October 22, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Attorney in the USA!
Criminal- I had the privilege of meeting John when my oldest son had a criminal encounter. I was both scared and embarrassed and clueless as to how to help him. John immediately took charge of the situation and provided my son with the support and defense he needed to get through the ordeal. John's professional demeanor and knowledge of the law would have been more than enough for me to write this review but it was the way that he was able to connect and communicate with my teenage son that impressed me the most. He was able to get a know it all teenager to sit, listen and absorb. Family- I relocated to the East Coast in 2015. Recently I had a custody issue that I needed advice on- I spoke to an attorney in my state and was told I would need an attorney in Vancouver- Instantly thought of John. When John called me back he remembered me even with all the years that have passed. John took his time and thoroughly explained every detail. He gave me all the information- even some I would have preferred not to receive- He was both honest and caring and I could tell he truly wanted to help me. Hands down John is one of the best attorney's in the Vancouver area! I would highly recommend John and would love to see him follow me out to the East Coast!
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Posted by Vitaliy | October 17, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer
John is an awesome attorney. He’s helped me and several people I know, always getting outstanding results. I Personally will never again walk into a courtroom without having spoken to or hiring John. I highly recommend at the very least calling and getting yourself informed. You get that piece of mind that someone knowledgeable has your back, and you suddenly you have options that you didn’t even know about.
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Posted by anonymous | January 5, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
The best Lawyer to hire
Whenever i’ve needed legal representation or consultation John Terry has always treated me with respect and has been straight forward. He’s knowledgeable of the law and In my experience his results repeatedly exceeded my expectations. John Terry has been nothing but helpful to me in extremely stressful situations, any client of his should have complete confidence in his abilities.
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Posted by David | September 25, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding attorney
John is an awesome attorney. He’s helped me and several people I know, always getting outstanding results. I Personally will never again walk into a courtroom without having spoken to or hiring John. I highly recommend at the very least calling and getting yourself informed. You get that piece of mind that someone knowledgeable has your back, and you suddenly you have options that you didn’t even know about.
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Posted by Nick | September 25, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Better call John
Great lawyer knows what his doing worth every penny John terry helped me on more then one case and kept me out of jail. Highly recommended for criminal cases great guy great customer service always available
Posted by Kyle | December 12, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Trustworthy
John has helped me with contracts, a cival suit, and even when I got too many traffic tickets. He's a great lawyer, and I trust him.
Posted by E.M. | November 29, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Efficient, knowledgeable and simply the BEST
I have hired John Terry for a couple of cases. He was efficient and knowledgeable every time. He got one case dismissed, and the other he was able to keep off my record. I highly recommend his services. He knows how to work a case!
Posted by Joe | September 20, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
One of the best in town!
I am single father and local chef here in the Portland/Vancouver area. I was falsely accused of a domestic violence crimes that included false gun charges. Upon finding myself arrested and thrown into this horrible, and very scary situation. As I looked for a defense attorney I ran in to the financial wall. I was unable to hire an attorney. Mr. Terry was my public defender. After meeting with Mr. Terry I quickly became confident in his ability to defend me. Terry and his dedicated team, helped me get a NOT GUILTY verdict when we took the case to jury trial. Please, take from me Mr. Terry is one of the best attorneys in Washington. If I ever need to hire an attorney again. John Terry is the only call I'm making.
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Posted by Tyler | September 19, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Kicked Butt at Criminal Trial in 2017
John assisted another attorney that represented me in my DV trial in the Fall of 2017. We Won!! In all honesty I was expecting to win as we all considered the unique circumstances of my case, but during the entire time John showed consistency, determination, confidence, and experience. He seems to know how to get things done. It was a pleasure to watch him in action. The Jury didn't even need to deliberate for very long.
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Posted by Alyssa | October 27, 2014
Excellent Job!!
John handled my Parenting Plan/Child Support Order with the utmost professionalism and delicacy. I felt he listened to what I wanted to accomplish out of my case, and strived to get the job done with efficiency. Thanks John!
Posted by anonymous | January 29, 2014
Thanks JT!
John is excellent. Easy going yet extremely competent, he successfully got a bogus traffic ticket dismissed for me. I highly recommend him!
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-350 per hour
  • Contingency 25%-33%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Morse Bratt Andrews & Terry LLP
  • 2017 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Morse Bratt Andrews & Foster, PLLC
  • 2012 - 2017
  • Owner/Attorney
  • John Terry Law Firm PC
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Partner/Attorney
  • Green & Terry, PC
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Attorney
  • Jeffrey Barrar, PC - Vancouver Defenders
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Special Deputy Prosecutor
  • Clark County Prosecuting Attorney's Office
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Intern
  • Eaton County Prosecuting Attorney's Office - Economic Crimes Unit
  • 2008 - 2008
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Education

  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • California State University, Bakersfield
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2006

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v. T
  • Jury Verdict of NOT GUILTY
  • State v. W
  • Case was DISMISSED
  • State v. L
  • Jury Verdict of NOT GUILTY
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Associations

  • American Inns of Court
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Washington Defender Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Clark County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Criminal Defense Attorneys of Clark County
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • United States District Court for the District of Oregon
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Washington
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Oregon State Bar
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • WINNER - Battle of the Lawyer Bands 2019
  • Clark County Volunteer Lawyer's Program
  • 2019
  • WINNER - Battle of the Lawyer Bands 2018
  • Clark County Volunteer Lawyer's Program
  • 2018
  • Cum Laude
  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • 2008
  • Eagle Scout
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • 2001
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Publications

  • Clark County Bar Association
  • Hearsay
  • 2017
  • WMU-Cooley Law Review
  • Associate Editor
  • 2008
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Speaking Engagements

  • 04/17/2019 - Clark County Inns of Court
  • Ethics in Immigration Law
  • 2019

Attorney endorsements

Received (25)
Given (34)
Endorse John
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John cares, about his clients and the law. He is fearless and respected."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I think John does a fantastic job listening to his clients and making sure they get the best result possible. I highly endorse John Terry 2020."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. John provides excellent representation for his clients in all his practice areas. He is unafraid to go to trial, and he has had excellent results. At the same time, he has the knowledge and experience to get good results for his clients without needless litigation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John is a savvy and experienced advocate. He is an effective litigator with sharp eye for exposing weaknesses in the prosecution's case. But just as importantly, John is down to earth and genuinely cares about what it does - and it shows. If you need an attorney who will fight for you, and be straight up with you, call John."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I was in the prosecutor's office and had cases with John. I also supervised deputy prosecuting attorneys who worked with John. John was always professional, hard-working and diligent in all of his cases. I would absolutely recommend him to anyone looking for a skilled criminal defense attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I've known John for a number of years and have worked against him on a variety of cases. He is a great advocate for his clients and always does a very thorough job in pursuing the best possible outcome on his cases. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. You can count on John to protect you."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I highly recommend John. He is a hard working, compassionate, and intelligent advocate for his clients. He is also a very caring and nice man. You would do well hiring John."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John Terry is a passionate and knowledgeable attorney who works hard for his clients."
General practice Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"John is a true professional."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"John is a hardworking and well respected attorney that conducts himself professionally. He has the respect of his colleagues and I fully endorse him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with John on multiple cases and he is a top tier legal strategist. I strongly recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Terry and I have collaborated on a number of matters. He is thoughtful, diligent, and is a zealous advocate for his clients. He is professional, works well with other attorneys, but is not afraid to try a case, and is one of the best trial attorneys in Clark County. I trust John to make the best legal decisions in any case. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"John Terry is a great attorney and works hard as an advocate for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 23
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"John is a solid trial attorney. He and I had a felony trial recently and he did a great job relating to the jury and presenting his client's defense. John is a solid defense attorney and gets good results."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse John. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John is a great lawyer who always takes the time to listen to his clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this attorney."
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