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With more than 30 years of trial experience, attorney Terry J. Kirwan provides seasoned counsel and advocacy to individuals and business owners in Upstate New York.

Kirwan, Terry

  • Attorney


Syracuse, NY





Terry litigates complex commercial & banking issues, labor & employment law, personal injury, and zoning and real property issues. He represents businesses in all facets of their formation, operation, disputes, and sale. He also represents municipalities in a variety  of matters, including zoning matters and the defense of Article 78 proceedings. He has argued at both the trial and appellate levels of state and federal courts, including the New York Court of Appeals and the United States Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit.

Terry has also successfully represented many clients in personal injury matters, including actions involving automobile liability, medical malpractice and wrongful death. His clients include individuals and businesses of all sizes, including leading New York State companies.

Areas of Practice

  • Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1991
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maine, pro hac vice
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, pro hac vice
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, pro hac vice
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of New York, 1991
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 2002


  • Temple University Beasley School of Law, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • LL.M. Trial Advocacy - Master of Laws - 2021
  • Albany Law School of Union University, Albany, New York
    • Juris Doctor - 1990
  • Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 1987
    • Honors: cum laude

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • New York State Bar Association