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Terrence S. Carden III

legal offices of Myers Carden & Sax, LLC in Chicago, IL

Suite 2200
30 North LaSalle
Chicago, IL 60602

312-345-7209 (Direct)

Terry has been a healthcare litigator for most of his career. He has successfully defended and prosecuted significant injury cases in most of the jurisdictions of Northern Illinois, and has tried more than 20 cases through verdict, including a record verdict obtained for his client in Lake County, Illinois. Terry has also successfully argued before the Illinois Supreme Court, which reversed the trial court's holding that a provision of the 1985 Medical Malpractice Reform Legislation was unconstitutional (Miller v. Rosenberg, 196 Ill.2d 50, 749 N.E.2d 946 (2001).

Terry has been selected as a "Super Lawyer", one of the top healthcare litigators in Illinois each year from 2007 to the present. Chicago Magazine.

Current Employment Position(s): 


Year Joined Organization: 


Areas of Practice: 

Nursing Home and Healthcare Insurance Defense

Litigation Percentage: 

100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions: 

Illinois, 1990
U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1990
U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 2006


Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Chicago, Illinois, 1990
Honors: Dean's List
Honors: American Jurisprudence Award, Remedies
Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1987
Major: Business Economics/Political Science

Representative Cases: 

Payne et al. v. Lake Forest, 268 Ill.App.3d 783 (2nd Dist. 1994)
Racquet v. Grant, 318 Ill.App.3d 87 (2nd Dist 2000)

Classes/Seminars Taught: 

Petrillo Update, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 1994
Petrillo Violations & Medical Information Management, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 1995

Professional Associations and Memberships: 

Illinois State Bar Association
Chicago Bar Association

Past Employment Positions: 

Law Offices of Patrick Salvi, Trial Lawyer, 1993 - 1995
Johnson & Bell, Ltd, Lawyer, 1990 - 1993
Law Offices of Terrence S. Carden, III, 1995 - 2001
Deratany & Carden, Partner, 2001 - 2007