Terrence R. Joy

Partner, Minneapolis Office

Terrence Joy is a partner in the firm’s Minneapolis office. With 37 years of litigation experience, Mr. Joy’s practice focuses on insurance and business litigation. He has represented insurance clients and businesses in many significant insurance coverage and recovery claims.

Mr. Joy’s extensive State and Federal trial experience began in 1974 with a Chicago firm, where he concentrated on arson defense cases for some of the top insurance companies in the United States. In 1980, Mr. Joy moved to Minneapolis, where he continued to practice in insurance and business litigation.

Mr. Joy earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Notre Dame, in Norte Dame, Indiana, and his Juris Doctor from Loyola University Chicago School of Law. Mr. Joy is licensed to practice in Illinois and Minnesota. He is also admitted to practice in the United States Courts of Appeals for the Seventh, Eight, and Tenth Circuits, as well as the United States Districts Courts for Colorado, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota and Illinois. He is also a member of the Trial bar for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Mr. Joy has been a guest speaker at the Property Loss Research Bureau, the Minnesota Institute for Legal Education, the National Institute of Trial Advocacy, and at the Insurance Market Conferences in London, England. Recent publications for Mr. Joy include, “Protecting Your Client’s Business When Catastrophe Strikes,” The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, December, 2000 and “Legal and Practical Subrogation Issues in the USA,” London Underwriting Centre, February, 2002.


  • University of Notre Dame, B.A. 1969
  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, J.D. 1974


  • Minnesota
  • Illinois
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh, Eight and Tenth Circuits
  • United States District Court- Colorado
  • United States District Court- Wisconsin
  • United States District Court- Minnesota
  • United States District Court- North Dakota
  • United States District Court- Northern District of Illinois

Professional Affiliations

  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

150 S Fifth Street
Suite 3650
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402
(612) 564-4895