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Joshua T. Terrell

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Special Counsel

Mr. Terrell joined Coughlin & Gerhart, LLP in 2021 as Special Counsel in the Litigation Department. He represents and advises clients in a wide range of legal matters from personal injury, wrongful death, civil settlements, insurance litigation, and criminal defense.

Upon becoming an attorney, Mr. Terrell worked as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney in Missouri’s 31st Judicial Circuit, where he held the most trials of any prosecutor during his stay. Mr. Terrell left the Prosecutor’s office to start his own office in 2006. After acquiring a law firm and forming The Wiley and Terrell Law Office L.L.C., six years later the firm evolved into the Terrell Law Office L.L.C., which operated continuously until Mr. Terrell joined Coughlin & Gerhart in 2021. During his career, Mr. Terrell has tried hundreds of cases to verdict. Among his trial verdicts was a relatively high profile 2nd Degree assault and armed criminal action jury trial where Mr. Terrell won exoneration for an innocent man, who was wrongfully accused.

Mr. Terrell began his legal career as a Law Clerk for the Boone County Missouri Prosecutor’s Office, followed by serving as a Law Clerk for the late Honorable Judge Robert Wiley. Prior to beginning his career as a lawyer, Mr. Terrell worked in retail management, factory line assembly, factory line supervision, as a mechanic, and as a laborer, and often finds that his diverse experience becomes an advantage to his clients when litigating cases on behalf of clients that find themselves in similar environments.

Honors & Awards

  • Community Service Award for Service to At-Risk Youth, Springfield, MO

Past Employment Experience

  • Greene County Prosecutor’s Office, Assistant Prosecutor, 2005
  • The Late Honorable Judge Robert Wiley, Law Clerk, 2004
  • Boone County Prosecutor’s Office, Law Clerk, 2003

Leadership & Community Involvement

  • Corporate Sponsor of Super Cooper Playground, Chenango Bridge, NY
  • Donor-for-Life Gallon-Plus Award, American Red Cross
  • Former Board Member for the not-for-profit Adoption for Families, Springfield, MO
  • Golden Handcuff Award, Muscular Dystrophy Association
  • Corporate Sponsor, American Cancer Society


Binghamton, NY Office

Practice Areas


  • Missouri, 2004
  • New York, 2019


University of Missouri
School of Law Columbia

  • J.D., 2004

Missouri State University

  • B.S. (Sociology/Criminology), 2001
  • Golden Key National Honor Society
  • Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society

Professional Affiliations

  • New York State Bar Association (Member, 2021 – Present)
  • Broome County Bar Association (Member, 2021 – Present)
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association (Member, 2019 – Present)
  • Missouri Bar Association (Member, 2004 – Present)
Best Lawyers 2022 Badge
Best Law Firm 2020
Best Lawyers Best Law Firms U.S.News & World Report 2019
Best Lawyers Best Law Firms U.S.News & World Report 2018
Best Lawyers Best Law Firms U.S.News & World Report 2017
Best Lawyers Best Law Firms U.S.News & World Report 2016
Best Lawyers Best Law Firms U.S.News & World Report 2015
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