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Terry, a native of Canton, Ohio, served as the Managing Director of Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A. from 2001—2018.  During his tenure, the law firm grew from 25 to more than 50 attorneys.  Terry continued to serve on the Management Committee of the firm through 2020.

Education

  • 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 $32,500,000.00 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
  • Stark County Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association

Professional and Community Affiliations

  • Farmers National Banc Corp., Board of Directors and Executive Committee member
  • Cleveland Clinic Mercy Hospital Advisory Board Member
  • Cleveland Clinic Mercy Development Foundation
  • 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

  • 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 Three Year 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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