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People for Justice

Eric Terry

Eric TerryAs a plaintiffs’ personal injury lawyer, Eric Terry primarily concentrates his practice on advocating for clients who have been harmed by others, through no fault of their own. This can include but is not limited to, negligence on the part of pharmaceutical companies and medical device manufacturers, a car accident, or exposure to a deadly chemical at a workplace.

Prior to becoming an attorney, he worked for more than 10 years as a parole officer. During his decade of work as a parole officer, Eric enjoyed helping offenders live positive lives and felt personal satisfaction when his hard work resulted in former convicted criminals transform themselves into contributing members of society.  While working as a probation officer, he saw many people turn to a life of crime after becoming involved with drugs, even prescription drugs. It was in his role as a probation officer that Eric educated himself about the massive pharmaceutical industry and the injustice that occurs when these conglomerates prioritize profit over consumer safety. Eric decided to return to law school to become a consumer advocate in the courtroom.

He has represented clients in cases involving a multitude of prescription drugs and medical devices, including robotic surgical systems, Pradaxa, Januvia, vaginal mesh and Yaz.

Eric continues to lead in recovering millions of dollars* for injured victims from the pharmaceutical companies.

Personal Bio

Eric and his wife Carie have three active kids.  Eric enjoys watching his daughter’s soccer games and traveling to Mizzou to cheer on the Tigers, his sons’ alma mater.  He also makes time to play in weekly basketball pick-up games with other “old-ish” men that think there may be scouts searching for talent in the schoolyards of Madison County, IL – a guy has to have a dream.


Bar and Court Admissions

  • Illinois
  • Missouri
  • S. District Court
    Southern District of Illinois
  • S. District Court Eastern
    District of Missouri


  • Saint Louis University
    School of Law, St. Louis,
    MO, J.D.; Honors:
    Founding Member,
    Negotiation Competition Team
  • Southern Illinois University
    Edwardsville, IL,
    S.; Honors: Deans List;
    Major: Psychology

Professional and Community Affiliations

  • American Association for Justice
  • American Bar Association, 2003 – Present
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association – Board of Managers
  • Mass Tort Trial Lawyers Association
  • YMCA of Edwardsville Board of Directors

Awards and Recognitions

  • Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” 2011, 2012 and 2013
  • Super Lawyers 2014-2019

Professional Speaking and Writing Engagements


*Please note that recovery results vary per client. The recovery amounts in each case reflect the specific facts of that case. Further, recovery amounts in past cases are not a guarantee of future results.