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David R. Terry, Jr.

David R. Terry, Jr., Partner

Mr. Terry is Managing Partner of the Orlando office at Simon, Reed & Salazar, P.A. Mr. Terry is an experienced insurance defense attorney whose practice focuses on first-party property claims, including those involving windstorm/hurricane, hail, sinkhole, water, fire/arson, theft, vandalism, and mold.

Experience

Mr. Terry has tried a number of cases to verdict, as well as handled several appeals. Among Mr. Terry’s favorable rulings in the appellate system were Old Dominion Ins. Co. v. Tipton, 269 So. 3d 653 (Fla. 2d DCA 2019), Tower Hill Signature Ins. Co. v. Speck, 199 So. 3d 350 (Fla. 5th DCA 2016), Pena v. Citizens Prop. Ins. Corp., 88 So. 3d 965 (Fla. 2d DCA 2012), Travelers of Fla. v. Stormont, 43 So. 3d 941 (Fla. 3d DCA 2010), and Phoenix Ins. Co. v. Trans World Forwarding, Inc., 19 So. 3d 430 (Fla. 3d DCA 2009). Mr. Terry is also skilled in identifying insurance-related fraud, working closely with insurance companies’ adjusters and special investigations unit (SIU) departments. While assisting with these claims, he has successfully exposed dishonest activities that ultimately resulted in claim withdrawals, appropriate declination of coverage determinations, and even criminal prosecution.

Mr. Terry graduated from Stetson University College of Law, earning a Certificate of Concentration in the area of Trial Advocacy. He was a recipient of the Victor O. Wehle Award for excellence in trial advocacy, as well as the William F. Blews Service Award. Mr. Terry also graduated second in his class, summa cum laude, from Rollins College, where he majored in music and minored in education. Mr. Terry sings professionally in the Central Florida area.

Personal Background

Mr. Terry makes quality time for his two sons, Joshua and Michael. Additionally, his interests outside the legal profession are quite extensive, to say the least. He is an avid athlete and has run a number of races, including the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon in San Diego, California and the Croom nine-mile run in Brooksville, Florida. As a member of the American Contract Bridge League, he plays bridge competitively and earned his life master status in mid-2017. During the appropriate season, you will also find him not-so-quietly pulling for his favorite professional sports teams (the Red Sox and the Patriots), given his familial New England roots.

Education

Rollins College, B.A., 2000
Stetson University College of Law, J.D., 2004

Court Admissions

Florida State Courts
United States District Court, Middle District of Florida
United States District Court, Southern District of Florida
United States District Court, Northern District of Florida
Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals