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John C. Terry


Practice Areas

  • DUI / Driving Under the Influence Defense
  • Traffic Violation Defense
  • Felony Defense
  • Misdemeanor Defense
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Charges
  • Restraining Orders
  • Quasi-criminal litigation
  • Personal injury prosecution and defense

Bar Admissions

  • Washington, 2009
  • Oregon, 2010
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Washington, 2011
  • U.S. District Court District of Oregon, 2014


My legal practice is focused primarily on defending people who have been criminally accused. I also handle civil, domestic, and administrative litigation that may involve situations involving high conflict, injury, or criminal allegations.

I grew up in California and attended California State University – Bakersfield, where I earned a degree in Communications (Journalism), with a minor in Spanish. I then attended Law School at Western Michigan University – Cooley Law School, in Lansing, MI, where I graduated cum laude. In law school, I was on the Cooley Law Review, I volunteered as an advocate for Lansing Teen Court, and I did an internship at the Eaton County (MI) Prosecuting Attorney’s Office – Economic Crimes Unit. Additionally, during my last term of law school, I did a satellite externship at the Clark County (WA) Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. I am now a partner at Morse Busby Andrews & Terry LLP.

When I am not practicing law, I enjoy listening to and playing music, getting outdoors, biking, and spending time with friends and family.


  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Lansing, Michigan
    • J.D. - 2009
    • Honors: cum laude
  • California State University – Bakersfield, Bakersfield, California
    • B.A. - 2006
    • Major: Communications
    • Minor: Spanish

Past Positions

  • John Terry Law Firm, PC, Attorney, 2011 to 2012
  • Green & Terry, PC, Partner, 2010 to 2011
  • Jeffrey Barrar, PS, Vancouver Defenders, Associate Attorney, 2009 to 2010
  • Clark County Prosecuting Attorney, Special Deputy Prosecutor, 2008 to 2009
  • Eaton County Prosecuting Attorney, Legal Intern, 2008

Professional Associations

  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Oregon State Bar, Member
  • Clark County Bar Association
  • Washington Defender Association
  • Criminal Defense Attorneys of Clark County
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