Concentrating in the areas of personal injury law and the defense of criminal cases for the past 29 years, Rick Terrana is highly respected among his peers for his tenacity in the courtroom. His cross-examination skills and persuasive jury arguments have gained him local, national, and international recognition on Dateline, Geraldo Rivera, Hallmark Movie Channel, and European television to name a few. Mr. Terrana was profiled in a best-selling crime novel “House of Secrets” for his representation in State v. Eddie Lee Sexton.
Mr. Terrana, a life-long resident of Tampa, has practiced law since 1988. In addition to his continuing involvement in the legal community, he volunteers a significant amount of time with youth sports organizations. He is active in his community as a former member of the Barrio Latino Commission, and previously served as chairman of the Florida Bar Grievance Committee 13-F.
The firm’s approach to law is results oriented, disciplined, and aggressive, while demonstrating the utmost respect for court procedures, trial ethics, and the judicial process. Mr. Terrana believes:
“It is extremely important to treat people in all walks of life with professionalism, respect and decency and to shoot straight with people when counseling and representing victims, families of victims, and others who have suffered. In the end, these are the things by which you are remembered.”
- Florida 1988
- U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 1998
- U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida, 1989
- U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1991
- U.S. Supreme Court, 1991
- Juris Doctor-Mercer University, Walter F. George School of Law, Macon Georgia
- B.S.B.A with Honors – University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida