Roy M. Terry
Legal Counsel

Roy M. Terry, Jr. is principal of The Terry Law Firm PLLC.  Mr. Terry has been licensed to practice law in Virginia since 1978, and is an AV rated attorney with Martindale-Hubbell.  He is regularly included in the annual ratings of Best Lawyers and Virginia Legal Elite for his expertise in bankruptcy law.  Although experienced under all chapters of the Bankruptcy Code, Mr. Terry has practiced extensively under Chapters 11 and 7 through the representation of debtors, creditors, committees and trustees.  He served as a Chapter 7 panel trustee of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia from 2002 until his retirement from the panel in 2019.  Mr. Terry also serves as a court-appointed receiver in matters arising under both the Federal and State courts.  He has twice been appointed receiver in US District Court cases brought by the Securities and Exchange Commission in the wake of multi-million dollar Ponzi frauds, resulting in substantial distributions to the investor claimants.​

Roy is a graduate of University of Richmond Law School.  He received his undergraduate degree from the College of William and Mary, and also studied for one year at Bath University in the UK.  He has had numerous articles published in the Journal of the American Bankruptcy Institute, and is a frequent lecturer for continuing legal education in bankruptcy.  Mr. Terry serves on the Planning Committee for the Mid Atlantic Bankruptcy Institute.

​Roy puts the interests of his clients first, and works with them to craft practical solutions for their legal needs which are also creative and innovative.  When representing any client in a bankruptcy proceeding, he understands bankruptcy to be a complex system serving to balance the needs of a debtor seeking relief with the rights of that debtor’s creditors.  Mr. Terry has the knowledge and experience to guide his clients through the bankruptcy system.