Attorney Jeff Terrill

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Jeff Terrill, Criminal Attorney Fort Wayne

Jeff grew up in Fort Wayne and graduated from Homestead High School. He attended college at Indiana University in Bloomington. Jeff obtained a master’s degree from the University of Florida and his law degree from Valparaiso University School of Law, where he graduated cum laude, with honors. Jeff began practicing law in 1997.

Jeff’s practice is focused on helping individuals charged with or under investigation for criminal activity which include felonies, misdemeanors and federal charges. Additionally, Jeff assists clients with issues related to driver’s licenses, professional licenses, juvenile delinquency, school law (expulsions, special education and sports related cases), civil litigation and personal injuries. Jeff takes great pride in defending his clients against allegations of wrongdoing.

Jeff is the Co-Chair of the Allen County Bar Associations Criminal Defense Section and assists with providing continuing legal education for fellow criminal defense attorneys. Jeff has also been the invited speaker for the Allen County Bar Association on criminal defense topics. Jeff writes a legal column for the Fort Wayne Reader newspaper.


  • Valparaiso University School of Law, Valparaiso, Indiana
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: With Honors
  • Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
    • B.A. Political Science
  • University of Florida
    • Master's Degree in Mass Communications

Honors and Awards

  • Voted “Top Lawyer” by Fort Wayne Monthly Magazine 2013 and 2014

Certificates of Attendance/Completion

  • NSTSA/IACP Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Practitioner Course (Chicago, IL)
  • Presenting a Gold Medal Defense; Las Vegas, NV
  • National Child Abuse Defense and Resource Center; Las Vegas, NV
  • Drunk Driving, Drug Users and Suppression
  • DWI Defense from the Masters

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, Past Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • National College for DUI Defense, Past Member
  • Allen County Bar Association
  • Allen County Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • Co-Chair, Allen County Bar Association Criminal Defense Section

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