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Karen E. Terry

Karen E. Terry


It is a vain thing to imagine a right without a remedy: for want of right and want of remedy are reciprocal.
- Sir John Holt

KAREN E. TERRY is a shareholder at Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley PA in West Palm Beach, and has been with the firm for more than 20 years. Recently, Ms. Terry became board certified in healthcare and medical malpractice by the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys which is the highest honor one can achieve.  She also received the top Plaintiff’s Verdict in 2015 from Courtroom View Network. She received the highest honor awarded by the Daily Business Review as the “2016 Product Liability Litigation Lawyer of the Year” in 2015. For the last 7 years in a row, she has been named as one of The Best Lawyers in America. Recently honored as one of the top rated lawyers in health care in the United States, Ms. Terry also was selected as one of the top 100 lawyers in the country. Recently, Ms. Terry was selected in the Top 50 Women Attorneys in Florida.

Ms. Terry has tried many big cases, but in August 2007, she received a jury verdict of over $25 million dollars in Polk County, Florida against Walgreens for misfilling a prescription. She also recently received a jury verdict over $12 million in Palm Beach County, Florida, in 2013 and was put into the Florida’s Verdicts Hall of Fame for it. She got the first verdict in the U.S. against a medical concierge company for the negligence of its doctor, causing catastrophic consequences for a woman.  Ms. Terry also has been selected as one of the top five litigators by Florida Trend Magazine and the South Florida Legal Guide. For the past 20 years, she has been a member of the Florida Justice Association and the Palm Beach County Justice Association, and has been active in her community.

Before joining Searcy Denney, Ms. Terry clerked for former Chief Judge Walter Colbath of the 15th Judicial Circuit. A native of South Florida, she graduated cum laude from Duke University in three years, and earned a master’s degree from the University of Florida. She graduated with honors from the University of Florida College of Law, where she focused on First Amendment and telecommunications law.

Videos of Karen Terry

Al Cone Trial Advocacy Institute for lawyers with all levels of experience
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Karen Terry Discusses Social Media and Lawsuits
Karen Terry on Pharmacy Negligence and How Patients Can Protect Themselves
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