Terry was born in North Vancouver. He received a B.Ed. and M.Ed. from the University of British Columbia and spent fifteen years in the British Columbia education system: first as a classroom teacher and administrator in the public and private school systems and later as a faculty associate at Simon Fraser University and as Executive Director of the provincial Joint Board of Teacher Education. He obtained a Bachelor of laws at the University of British Columbia in 1980 and spent the next eleven years with the Burnaby law firm Doig, Baily & Company and then five years in sole practice in Vancouver before joining R & Co.
Terry is an experienced civil litigator, particularly in the areas of corporate and commercial law, administrative law and estate law. His practice includes the solicitor’s side of corporate and commercial law.