Total Credits: 1.0 CLE
Annual update of evidence rule changes and Alabama and Federal court cases affecting the rules.
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Terry is a partner at the Birmingham law firm of Lightfoot, Franklin & White, where he practices general civil litigation. In addition to serving as lead counsel in various matters in more than 25 states throughout the country, he has also developed a reputation for his expertise in the field of Evidence. Most recently, Terry teamed with Charles Gamble and Robert Goodwin in publishing the Third Edition of Gamble’s Alabama Rules of Evidence. The three are also currently hard at work on the Seventh Edition of McElroy’s Alabama Evidence. Gamble’s and McElroy’s are considered the leading treatises on Alabama evidence and are “must reads” for any Alabama practitioner.
Terry has also served on the Advisory Committee to the Alabama Rules of Evidence since it was reactivated in 2009, and he has taught Evidence related courses at Cumberland School of Law, The University of Alabama School of Law, and Birmingham School of Law (where he has been selected by the students as Professor of the Year on several occasions). He routinely gives CLE presentations on evidentiary issues, and he does so with expertise and a little humor. Terry’s accomplishments have been recognized in various ways, such as an AV Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell and being listed multiple times in the Alabama edition of Super Lawyers for civil litigation defense. In addition to his trial experience, Terry's appellate practice has expanded as clients seek to take advantage of his expertise for preserving the trial record for appeal. Terry also stays active in the field of education law. Prior to attending law school, he worked as a university administrator, obtaining master's and doctorate degrees of education, both with a 4.0 G.P.A. He stays active in various education organizations, publishes and lectures regularly in the area of education law, and regularly advises college administrators and Greek organizations.
Terry received his bachelor of business administration (finance) degree from Auburn University. While at Auburn, he served as president of the Student Government Association and was inducted into Spades Honor Society, an honor given each year to the ten most influential seniors. After working as a university administrator and obtaining his masters and doctoral degrees, he attended The University of Alabama School of Law where he served as a research assistant to Charles Gamble for two years and graduated first in his class. He was also named to the Order of the Coif, a member of the managing board of the Alabama Law Review, a member of the Jessup International Moot Court Team, and a summa cum laude graduate.