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BME’s Mike Terry honored with Tradition of Excellence Award by the State Bar of Georgia

He is recognized for his outstanding work on behalf of plaintiffs

May 2, 2024

Bondurant Mixson & Elmore LLP proudly announces Mike Terry has been selected for the Tradition of Excellence Award by the State Bar of Georgia.

This prestigious award is presented to four distinguished members of the General Practice & Trial Law Section annually: a plaintiff lawyer, a defense lawyer, a general practice lawyer and a judge. The winners are chosen from nominees who have demonstrated outstanding achievement, made significant contributions to the State Bar of Georgia, shown a strong commitment to community service and upheld a personal dedication to excellence throughout their careers.

Terry specializes in complex trial and appellate matters, having been a key member of the plaintiffs' trial teams for the two largest verdicts in Georgia history. He has also played a pivotal role in appeals, being on the winning side of the largest verdict ever reversed in Georgia as well as the largest verdict ever affirmed on appeal in the state. 

Throughout his career, he has served as trial counsel in cases resulting in over $2.4 billion in plaintiff verdicts and several hundred million dollars in settlements. As appellate counsel, his clients have collected almost $1 billion. 

Additionally, Terry has played a crucial role in shaping the legal precedents that impact plaintiffs, especially through his appellate work, including his successful work opposing damages caps.

He will receive his award during the State Bar’s Annual Meeting on June 7.

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