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Thomas E Terrell Jr

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Practice Areas

Tom Terrell has handled land use, zoning and environmental matters in more than 300 counties and municipalities throughout the State of North Carolina and in parts of Virginia and South Carolina, representing a variety of difficult-to-permit industries and several local governments. His environmental practice includes the regulation of surface waters and the regulation of solid waste (landfills, waste hauling and recycling). He also has represented numerous clients in the telecommunications, solar, renewable energy, aggregates and retail industries needing site approvals.


Tom was a partner at Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP, which merged with Fox Rothschild in 2018.

Professional Memberships

Tom’s previous civic leadership includes: Board of Directors, High Point City Project; Chairman, Board of Trustees, North Carolina State Health Plan; Chairman, Board of Trustees, Winston-Salem State University; Board of Directors, UNC-CH General Alumni Association; Guilford College Board of Visitors; Board of Directors, High Point Chamber of Commerce; Center for Creative Leadership, Board of Center Associates; Chairman, High Point Core City Board; Trustee, N.C. Shakespeare Festival


University of Chicago (M.A., 1980); University of North Carolina School of Law (J.D., 1985); University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (B.A., 1979)