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McGuireWoods LLP

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Terrence Bagley

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McGuireWoods LLP

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Product and Consumer Litigation




A deputy managing partner of McGuireWoods, Terry focuses on products liability, toxic tort and commercial litigation. He has extensive experience in defending clients in automotive, power products, asbestos and other toxic tort cases. He has litigated throughout the United States and has tried products liability cases to verdict in state and federal courts. He has also argued cases in state and federal courts of appeal. He has served as national and regional counsel in mass tort cases, including cases pending before various multidistrict litigation courts. He has also represented automotive manufacturers in crashworthiness cases in state and federal courts, including cases involving active and passive restraint systems. In addition to his trial work, he has mediated numerous products cases throughout the United States. He has also represented large, national clients in antitrust litigation cases involving allegations of price-fixing. Terry is a former chairman of the firm’s consumer products safety team, and he has represented a wide variety of products manufacturers before the Consumer Product Safety Commission. He has relied on his many years of CPSC experience to develop creative recall and corrective action plans for clients. He has spoken before a number of groups and has published in the area of consumer product safety and risk management. He has also counseled clients in various areas of risk management including literature reviews and analysis of product warnings.


Member, Defense Research Institute; Member, Pennsylvania Bar Association; Chair, Campbell University School of Law Board of Visitors


Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law, JD, 1982; Virginia Commonwealth University, BA, 1977

United States: Dispute resolution

Product liability, mass tort and class actions: consumer products (including tobacco) - defense

Within: Product liability, mass tort and class actions: consumer products (including tobacco) - defense

Headed by Diane Flannery, McGuireWoods LLP’s practice is particularly active in wrongful death, catastrophic personal injury and consumer fraud litigation, where it regularly represents clients from the equipment, automotive and tobacco industries. Key highlights include defending Lumber Liquidators in two MDLs concerning the presence of carcinogen chemicals in laminate flooring sold by the client, and acting for Universal Corp and Universal Leaf Tobacco Company in several lawsuits relating to children born with birth defects as a result of exposure to hazardous herbicides and pesticides used in the cultivation of tobacco in Argentina. Terrence Bagley, Perry Miles, and Samuel Tarry are other names to note. In summer 2018, Angela Spivey departed to Alston & Bird LLP, but Courtney Shytle, formerly at Bowman and Brooke LLP, joined the Columbia office in December 2018. All partners are based in Richmond unless otherwise indicated.

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