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Terry, a native of Canton, Ohio, served on the Management Committee for 25 years and as the Managing Director of Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A. for 19 years.  During his tenure, the law firm grew from 24 to more than 50 attorneys. 


  • Youngstown State UniversityB.A. Political Science, with high honors, 1977
  • University of Cincinnati, J.D., 1980

Professional Experience

  • Represents small and medium-sized corporations, including commercial real estate developers, manufacturing companies, and professional service firms.
  • Supervises and manages major commercial litigation for clients, including the largest defamation verdict in Ohio history of $36,500,000.00 for Gibson Bakery v. Oberlin College in 2019. In 2010 he represented a prominent family in Naples, Florida, recovering a $24,200,000 verdict for the misappropriation of tax benefits in a federal court case in Oklahoma City. These two awards both qualified for the prestigious Top 100 Awards in the nation for 2010 and 2019, respectively.
  • Serves on numerous advisory boards and on the board of directors for several businesses in Stark County, including a publicly traded financial institution, Famers National Bank in Canfield, Ohio.

Courts and Bar Associations

  • Ohio, 1980
  • Member: Stark County Bar Association
  • Member: Ohio State Bar Association

Professional and Community Affiliations

  • Farmers National Banc Corp., Chairman of the Board
  • Cleveland Clinic Mercy Hospital Advisory Board Member
  • Cleveland Clinic Mercy Development Foundation: Founding Chairman
  • The Hoover Foundation, Board of Trustees
  • North Canton School Board (past)
  • Key Bank Local Board (past Board Member)
  • Stark Development Board Finance Committee (past Board Member)
  • Youngstown State University Alumni Board (past Board Member)

Honors & Awards

  • Cleveland Clinic Mercy Medical Foundation: St. Augustine Award for Distinguished Service
  • Ohio Super Lawyers®
  • Best Lawyers in America®
  • AV Preeminent® rating by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Named Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year” in Closely Held Companies and Family Business Law (2021), Akron Area
  • Named Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year” in Corporate Law (2019), Akron Area
  • Named Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year” in Mergers and Acquisitions Law (2015, 2017), Akron Area
  • Youngstown State University Athletic Hall of Fame
  • Youngstown State University Academic All-American

Articles Published by Terry A. Moore

Gibson’s Bakery Verdict Recognized by The National Law Journal as a “TOP 100 Verdict”

In June 2019, following a five-week trial, a Lorain County, Ohio jury awarded a $44 million-dollar verdict to Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty, Co., L.P.A.’s (KWGD) clients—a small 134-year-old family bakery and its two owners, David Gibson and his 89-year-old father affectionately referred to as “Grandpa Gibson.” The verdict represents […]

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