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Terry R. Modesitt


Terry R. Modesitt, a Terre Haute South Vigo graduate, earned his B.S. in 1979 at Indiana State University and attended Indiana University Law School-Indianapolis until his graduation in 1982. He is a life-long resident of Terre Haute.

Terry completed a three-year law school curriculum in two and a half years, and further passed the Indiana State Bar after only completing two years of his law school curriculum.

  • Admitted to Bar, 1982
  • Admitted to practice before U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. District Court, Southern Indiana
  • B.S. Indiana State University 1979; J.D., Indiana University Law School 1982
  • Taught law classes at Indiana State University for 3 years
  • Member: Terre Haute Bar Association, 1982-present
  • Member: Indiana Trial Lawyers Association
  • Past Member: National Network of Estate Planning Attorney

Terry is president and owner of Modesitt Law Firm, P.C. His private practice has been general practice with emphasis on Personal Injury & Settlements, Litigation, Family Law, Medicaid Planning and Divorce. He also currently serves in his elected role as Vigo County Prosecutor – a position he has held since 2007. In addition to his distinguished legal career, Terry has been very active in Youth for Christ, Crisis Pregnancy Center, New Life Fellowship Church, Glenn Civic Center, Triad, Senior Education Ministries, as well as other local charities and not-for-profit organizations. Terry has also volunteered his time and coaching skills to North Central High School, Terre Haute Youth Football League, Terre Haute Boys Club, Dixie Bee Baseball and Terre Haute Babe Ruth. Terry currently serves on the Advisory Board of Juvenile Justice Commission to the Governor and Senior Education Ministries, Inc.

For more than 35 years, Terry Modesitt has been protecting the legal rights of people all over the Wabash Valley. Terry is compassionate and understanding of your needs but is an aggressive proponent of your legal rights during negotiations. The Modesitt Law Firm has earned numerous multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements.

From settling difficult family matters to winning personal injury judgements from multinational corporations and product manufacturers, Terry approaches each and every case with honesty, professionalism and commitment. Many lawyers practice law for a lifetime but never set foot in a courtroom. Terry has testified before Indiana Legislative Committees about changes in Indiana law. Terry has earned a respected reputation for both winning cases in court and negotiating out-of-court settlements.

Terry taught law classes at Indiana State University for three years. Terry's hobbies include basketball and softball; he is an avid IU basketball fan. He is married to Karen Kiser Modesitt of Terre Haute, and has two sons, Jared and Joel.