Terrence (Terry) J. Dee focuses his practice on product liability, class action, trade secrets, 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 also served as coordinating or liaison counsel in several multi-district litigation matters, developing the national strategy and coordinating the joint defense of those cases. He has represented corporations and individuals in post-closing disputes, non-competition, contract and antitrust matters.

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  • Served as lead trial counsel for a client and joint defense group of cell phone manufacturers and service carriers in more than 50 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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  • The Legal 500 United States 2019
  • Super Lawyers 2012, 2014 to 2016
  • Martindale-Hubbell, Peer Review Rated AV
  • Chicago Bar Foundation Distinguished Service Award 2018
  • Chicago Lawyers Committee For Civil Rights Under Law Pro Bono Attorney of the Year 2017


  • Lawyers’ Committee For Civil Rights Under Law, Board of Directors
  • Chicago Bar Foundation, President of the Board of Directors


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


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, 2019

New York, New York / Speaking Engagements / December 5-6, 2018

Cambridge, Massachusetts / McDermott Event / September 12, 2018

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