Areas of Practice


J. Terrance Dillon


Phone: 616-732-5000
Fax: 616-732-5099

After graduating from law school, Terry was an Assistant United States Attorney for the Western District of Michigan from 1974 to 1978. Noteworthy matters that Terry handled as an Assistant U.S. Attorney were:

  • representing the United States in a lawsuit against the State of Michigan that established treaty rights for Indian tribes to fish in the Great Lakes without a state license;
  • numerous criminal prosecutions involving tax evasion and defense contracts; and
  • defending the United States in several lawsuits brought by individuals who claimed to have contracted neurological symptoms as a result of the government’s swine flu vaccination program.

Since 1978, Terry has been in private practice with an emphasis on complex civil litigation and white collar criminal defense. He has tried approximately 100 jury trials through verdict. His practice includes:

  • representing clients in shareholder derivative and oppression cases
  • representing financial institutions in work outs and lender liability cases
  • defending Qui Tam actions and conducting corporate investigations
  • defending clients in tax fraud and healthcare prosecutions

Bar Admission:

  • Michigan, 1973


  • University of Detroit, J.D., 1973, member of law review
  • University of Detroit, B.A., 1970

Recognition by peers:

  • Michigan Super Lawyers

Professional Associations and Membership:

  • American Bar Association member


  • State Bar of Michigan member
  • Grand Rapids Bar Association member


Court Admissions:

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit.
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan.
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan.