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Terrence M. McShane

Founder & Partner


202.530.8102 (O)
301.943.0107 (M)
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J.D., Georgetown University Law Center
B.S., Georgetown University


U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals
(2nd and 4th Circuits)
U.S. Court of Claims
U.S. District Court
(District of Columbia, Maryland and
New York)
District of Columbia,
Maryland, Virginia and New York Bars


American Bar Association
D.C. Bar Association
Maryland Bar Association
D.C. Defense Lawyers Association

AV-Rating Martindale-Hubbell 
SuperLawyers 2022
Assistant District Attorney New York County (Manhattan)


Terry concentrates his practice in commercial litigation and professional liability involving construction, employment, insurance, real estate and contract matters. His professional liability practice includes the representation of architects, engineers, surveyors, attorneys, accountants, as well as directors and officers of corporations. He also represents insurance companies, banks, real estate entities. In addition, Terry provides general business advice in corporate, risk management, human resources and transactional matters, including commercial leases and owner/contractor and subcontractor agreements.


Terry began his legal career as an Assistant District Attorney to Robert Morgenthau in New York County (Manhattan), New York.


For over 20 years, Terry has presented webinars and seminars to thousands of architects and engineers for continuing education credits. In May 2018, Terry delivered a national webinar to several hundred design professionals entitled “Construction Phase Services: How Project Documentation Can Reduce your Risk of Litigation”. He has appeared in association with professional organizations, including the American Institute of Architects, the American Council of Engineering Companies, the District of Columbia Bar Association, and others in speaking to architects, engineers and lawyers on various legal topics and risk management issues. At the National AIA convention, Terry presented a seminar entitled “Monumental D.C. Architecture: Unique Design Challenges and Unique Legal Risks. Also, Terry has been a frequent speaker to the Maryland Society of Professional Engineers and the Maryland Society of Surveyors.


From 2000 to the present, Terry has delivered his Annual Employment Seminar/Webinar to thousands of clients and licensed professionals, as well as corporate human resources directors for risk management purposes. Since 1993, he has presented, “Mastering the Rules of Evidence,” as part of the District of Columbia Bar Association Continuing Education Series to thousands of lawyers for continuing education credits.

Terry is a Vietnam era veteran of the U.S. Navy UDT/SEAL Teams.


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