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Terry is an Ohio State Bar Association certified appellate specialist and a former Ohio Supreme Court clerk. He represents clients in all aspects of complex litigation, with a particular emphasis on the appellate aspects of those disputes. He has successfully argued in all 12 Ohio appellate districts and the Ohio Supreme Court.

An Ohio appellate practitioner has two primary questions to answer. First, “Do I have a final appealable order?” Assuming the answer to that question is yes, the second question is, “What’s the applicable standard of review?” On Sept. 22, 2021, the Ohio Supreme Court issued  Johnson v. Abdullah, which reemphasizes the importance of understanding the applicable standard.
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