For almost thirty years, Terry Grimes has represented clients in significant litigation in state and federal courts.  He regularly appears in United States district courts, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Supreme Court of Virginia, and state courts in the Commonwealth.  His practice focuses primarily on complex civil rights cases, employment law, business law and criminal law.


Recognized by his peers, he is regularly named as one of the top lawyers in the valley and Virginia, and was selected as one the best lawyers in the United States in 2007 and 2008.  He has lectured on employment law in the United States and Europe.


Terry received his undergraduate degree from Virginia Tech in 1978, a masterís degree from Oregon State University in 1981, and a doctorate of jurisprudence from the College of William and Mary in 1984.  He served as a law clerk before judges of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in Washington, D.C. before establishing practice in Roanoke, Virginia in 1986.



Virginia Tech, B.S., 1978

Oregon State University, M.S., 1981

Marshall-Wythe School of Law, College of William and Mary, J.D., 1981


Memberships/Bar Admissions:

Virginia State Bar
Virginia Bar Association
Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
Virginia Supreme Court
Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference
American Association for Justice
American Bar Association
National Employement Law Association
United States Supreme Court Bar
United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia


Representative Appellate Cases:

Alexander v. Alcatel Na Systems, Inc., 2002 C04 2776 (USCA4, 2002)

Andrews v. State Farm Mut. Auto. Inc. Co., 976 F.2d 725 (C.A.4 (Va.), 1992)

Bailey v. Scott-Gallaher, Inc., 253 Va. 121 480 S.E.2d 502 (Va., 1997)

Buonocore v. Harris, et al., 65 F.3d, 347 (4th Cir. 1995)

Estate of Moses v. SW VA Transit Management, 643 S.E.2d 156 (Va., 2007)

Fuller v. Phipps, 67 F.3d 1137 (C.A.4 (Va.), 1995)

Hunsberger v. Wood, Case No. 08-1782 (4th Cir. 2008)

Jenkin v. Electro-Tec Corp., 16 F.3d 410 (C.A.4 (Va.), 1993)

King v. McMillan, Case No. 08-1667 (4th Cir. 2008)

Kraft v. Burr, 476 S.E.2d 715, 252 Va. 273 (Va., 1996)

Lissau v. Southern Food Services, Inc., 159 F.3d 177 (C.A.4 (Va.), 1998)

Mayhew v. Wells, 125 F.3d 216 (C.A.4 (Va.), 1997)

Mullins v. Virginia Lutheran Homes, Inc., 479 S.E.2d 530, 253 Va. 116 (Va., 1997)  

Reedy v. Com., 388 S.E.2d 650, 9 Va. App. 386 (Va. App., 1990)

Rowland v. American General Finance, Inc., 340 F.3d 187 (4th Cir., 2003)

Tinsley v. First Union Nat. Bank, 155 F.3d 435 (C.A.4 (Va. 1998)

Town of Fries v. State Water Control Bd., 409 S.E.2d 634, 13 Va. App 213 (Va., 1991)

Troutt v. Charcoal Steak House, Inc., 37 F.3d 1495 (C.A.4 (Va.), 1994)

United States v. Chase, 296 F.3d 247 (Fed. 4th Cir., 2002)  

United States v. Powell, 2002 C04 2138 (USCA4, 2002)

Westlake Properties v. Westlake Pointe, 639 S.E.2d 257 (Va., 2007)

Wofford v. Evans, 390 F.3d 318 (4th Cir., 2004)



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