Goddard Law Office PLC; Former Arizona Attorney General; Former Mayor, Phoenix, Arizona
Terry served as the Arizona attorney general from 2003 to 2011, addressing major issues ranging from the fallout from the mortgage crisis to border security and money laundering, protecting consumers and the environment. His fellow attorneys general saluted his anticrime successes in 2010 with the Kelley-Wyman Award, the National Association of Attorneys General’s highest recognition.
Terry was elected 4 times as the mayor of Phoenix, serving from 1984 to 1990. In that role, he was recognized for dramatically increasing citizen participation in city decisions and initiating successful efforts in downtown development, long range planning, crime prevention, arts and culture, and historic preservation. Terry conceived of and presided over the Phoenix Futures Forum, the largest city visioning process in the US measured by the number of citizen participants. Terry was elected president of the National League of Cities in 1988 and was named "Municipal Leader of the Year" by City & County magazine the same year. Phoenix was recognized as an All-American City in 1989.
Terry teaches a course on the state Attorneys General at the ASU Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law. He served an active duty tour in the US Navy and retired as a commander after 27 years in the Naval Reserves. He earned a bachelor's degree from Harvard University and a law degree from Arizona State University.