Terrence M. McShane

As a founding member and President of Lee & McShane, PC, Terry concentrates his practice in commercial litigation involving construction, employment, insurance and real estate matters.

Terry concentrates his commercial litigation practice on the representation A/E firms (many of which are in the ENR top 100). He also represents various insurance companies, banks, real estate entities and other corporations in government contract actions and employment disputes. Terry also advises clients on contracts, commercial leases and employment issues as well as other business transactional matters. Prior to forming Lee & McShane, Terry was a Partner with Carr, Goodson, Lee & Warner.

From 1983-1989, he served as an Assistant District Attorney to Robert Morgenthau in New York County (Manhattan), New York.

Terry has received an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell which is the highest rating given to attorneys for legal ability and ethical standards.

For over 20 years, Terry has been a frequent speaker for various professional organizations including the American Institute of Architects, the American Council of Engineering Companies, the District of Columbia Bar Association, and other organizations making presentations to architects, engineers and lawyers on various legal topics and risk management issues. In May 2012, he presented a seminar entitled “Monumental D.C. Architecture: Unique Design Challenges and Unique Legal Risks” at the National AIA convention. Over the past 20 years, he has given seminars and webinars to over 10,000 architects and engineers for continuing education credits. Since 1992, Terry has presented an annual seminar “Mastering the Rules of Evidence” as part of the District of Columbia Bar Association Continuing Education Series to over 2,000 lawyers.


Legal Decisions Affecting Architects and Engineers (2007)

Evidentiary Foundations – Mastering the Rules of Evidence Series (1992-2012, D.C. Bar Association – Continuing Education Series)

Monumental D.C. Architecture: Unique Design Challenges and Unique Legal Risks, National AIA Convention (May, 2012)