Overview


Terrence (Terry) J. Dee focuses his practice on product liability and product-related class actions, antitrust and other complex litigation. He has tried cases in federal and state courts throughout the country, including Illinois, Ohio, Washington, DC, Maryland, Arizona and Missouri, and has handled numerous commercial arbitrations. Terry has served as lead counsel in joint defense groups in federal multi-district litigation and multi-party litigation, crafting the national strategy and coordinating the joint defense of those cases. Terry also provides pre-marketing advice to McDermott clients developing products in the health, medical device and pharmaceutical industry, to assess and manage potential risk areas.

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Results


  • Served as lead trial counsel for a client and joint defense group of cell phone manufacturers and service carriers in more than 60 individual and coordinated actions pending in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia claiming that cell phones caused plaintiffs’ brain cancer, and tried a month-long Frye hearing on admissibility of plaintiffs’ general causation experts; successfully argued the interlocutory appeal before the District of Columbia Court of Appeals en banc changing the expert admissibility standard in DC from Frye to Federal Rule of Evidence 702
  • Served as lead trial counsel for a client and joint defense group in a multi-district litigation in the US District Court for the Central District of California in which plaintiffs filed more than 25 consumer-fraud class actions throughout the country alleging that Bluetooth headsets cause hearing loss; successfully settled the action on a class-wide basis and argued the appeal of the settlement before the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

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Recognitions


  • The Legal 500 United States 2019
  • Super Lawyers 2012, 2014 to 2016
  • Martindale-Hubbell, Peer Review Rated AV
  • Chicago Bar Foundation, Distinguished Service Award 2017-2019
  • Chicago Lawyers’ Committee For Civil Rights Under Law, Pro Bono Attorney of the Year  2017

Community


  • Lawyers’ Committee For Civil Rights Under Law, Board of Directors
  • Chicago Bar Foundation, President of the Board of Directors 2017-2018; Director 2011-2019

Credentials


Education
Washington University School of Law, JD, Order of the Coif, 1992
Wesleyan University, BA, 1987

Admissions
Illinois
Missouri

Courts/ Agencies
US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

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Terrence J. Dee, PC

Insights & Events / Media

Today’s General Counsel / Spring 2019

Podcast / Speaking Engagements / November 16, 2018

Washington, DC / Speaking Engagements / November 14, 2018

Cambridge, Massachusetts / McDermott Event / September 12, 2018

San Diego, California / Speaking Engagements / May 1-4, 2018

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