Terrell N. Roberts, III has been practicing law in the Courts of Maryland, the District of Columbia and Virginia for nearly 35 years. After admission to the bar in 1978, he went into practice on his own. He specialized in general civil and criminal litigation, and became an accomplished trial attorney, representing clients in both state and federal courts.

In 1985, Mr. Roberts formed the litigation firm of Roberts & Wood and began to focus his practice on civil litigation, including personal injury, auto accidents and medical malpractice. His accomplishments include large jury verdicts in these and other practice areas, including several verdicts in excess of one million dollars.

Mr. Roberts has developed a special expertise in the field of police misconduct and civil rights litigation. In the past two decades, he has helped dozens of clients recover millions of dollars in damages for police brutality and police misconduct, including a 2.7 million dollar verdict for the family of a Howard University student who was killed by the police. Some of his accomplishments in cases against the police were noted in a Washington Post article entitled Putting the Screws to Police Brutality.


B.A. University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, 1974.
J.D. Catholic University – Columbus School of Law, District of Columbia, 1977.

Bar Admissions:

District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, Supreme Court.