• PRACTICE FOCUS+
  • EDUCATION+
    • Stetson University College of Law
      J.D., cum laude, 2009; Senior Associate, Stetson Law Review; Recipient, Florida Bar Labor and Employment Law Section Dean W. Gary Vause Scholarship
    • Furman University
      B.A. in Spanish, 1999
  • ADMISSIONS+
    • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
    • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
    • Florida
  • CLERKSHIP+

Scott L. Terry

Scott Terry practices in the area of commercial litigation, focusing on business and real estate disputes. Mr. Terry commonly handles business tort claims, including partner and shareholder liability claims, tortious interference with contract claims, and unfair trade practice claims; shareholder disputes, and real estate matters. Regularly appearing in federal and state courts, he has successfully litigated cases through jury trial and appeal.

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Scott Terry practices in the area of commercial litigation, focusing on business and real estate disputes. Mr. Terry commonly handles business tort claims, including partner and shareholder liability claims, tortious interference with contract claims, and unfair trade practice claims; shareholder disputes, and real estate matters. Regularly appearing in federal and state courts, he has successfully litigated cases through jury trial and appeal.

In addition to business and real estate litigation, Mr. Terry also represents individuals and entities in the defense of False Claims Act claims. As part of this practice, he has defended individuals and entities alleged to have engaged in health care and other fraud against the United States. Mr. Terry also represents attorneys, insurance agents, real estate agents, real estate appraisers, property surveyors, and other professionals in professional liability claims.

Prior to joining Phelps Dunbar, Mr. Terry served as an intern for the Hon. Elizabeth A. Jenkins, U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida.

Experience

  • Represented one of three members in a limited liability company in litigation related to the payment of improper distributions.
  • Obtained a defense verdict at trial on behalf of a national home health care provider in a personal injury lawsuit related to a multi-vehicle accident.
  • Secured the dismissal a large class action claim against a large insurer in a lawsuit related to the force placement of flood insurance on mortgaged property.
  • Represented an insurance agent accused of fraud and misrepresentation based on alleged sale of "stranger-originated life insurance" in federal court proceedings and multi-party arbitration.
  • Represented a national insurance claims adjusting firm in a class action lawsuit alleging the improper adjustment of flood insurance claims in the wake of several natural disasters.

Memberships & Affiliations

  • The Florida Bar
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • J. Clifford Cheatwood American Inn of Court
  • Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS)
  • The Economic Club of Tampa
  • The Propeller Club - Port of Tampa
  • Phi Delta Phi

Recognition

  • Florida Super Lawyers - Rising Stars