Mr. Terence L. Rooney

Mr. Terence L. Rooney: Attorney with Gross & Rooney AV stamp icon
  • Partner at Gross & Rooney (6 Attorneys)
  • 136 E. South Temple, Suite 1500, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
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Terence (Terry) Rooney is a shareholder with the firm, and leads its Healthcare and Medical Malpractice practice. His primary focus is on the medical malpractice defense of healthcare practitioners and institutions.

Terry's clients include hospitals, physician groups, insurers, chiropractors and dental specialists. He combines his law degree with a graduate degree in Healthcare Administration. Prior to his legal career, he worked in-house as a hospital administrator. As such, he has been connected to the healthcare field his entire professional career, since 1984. Terry provides his clients not only knowledge of the law, but also a deep understanding of the healthcare environment and the unique medical issues and facts involved in medical malpractice cases.

With 25 years of law practice, his actual medical malpractice trial experience is significant in the Utah market, having first gone to trial representing health care providers in 1992, and continuing to the present, including four trials in 2014. During that time, Mr. Rooney has tried cases in Salt Lake City and the surrounding communities, including St. George, Heber, Farmington and Vernal.

For twenty-five years, Terry and SCM have defended one of the largest Hospitals and Medical Centers in Utah against medical malpractice claims. This unique healthcare system includes four hospitals, ten community health centers and several specialty centers. It is associated with 1,100 board-certified physicians and employs 8,000 staff.

Terry also represents the largest single insurer of dentists in Utah, which is a local company that insures approximately 85-90 percent of the State's general dentists. Terry has represented its insured's for 25 years. He also advises the Hospital and this insurer in proactive risk management. In addition, he has spoken multiple times to groups of healthcare professionals about ways to avoid or lessen medical malpractice risk situations.

Terry also represents medical device and pharmaceutical companies in both individual product litigation and mass tort litigation, and represents select individual plaintiffs in complex personal injury cases.

Within the firm, Terry chairs the Health Care and Medical Malpractice Group. He also sits on the firm's Attorney Training Committee, Ethics and Review Committee and Nomination and Business Organization Committee, and has served two terms on the firm's Board of Directors.

Honors / Awards / Unique Recognition

•Listed in Best Lawyers in America for Medical Malpractice Law Lawyer of the Year •Recognized as Utah Legal Elite in Health Care/Medical, by Utah Business Magazine •Rated by Martindale-Hubbell Peer review as AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5. •Recognized as a Super Lawyer by Super Lawyer Magazine

Peer review Rated Lawyer of AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5. AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the Bar and the Judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings fall into two categories - legal ability and general ethical standards.

Presentations & Publications

Terry is a frequent speaker to health care associations and professionals regarding medical and legal issues.


Outside the office, Terry enjoys spending time with his family, reading, traveling and outdoor activities such as cycling, skiing, golf and hiking.

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 801-935-4611

Areas of Practice (6)

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Drug and Medical Device Defense
  • Healthcare
  • Mass Tort Defense
  • Medical Malpractice Defense
  • Product Liability Defense

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
385-444-4189  Phone
801-935-4612  Fax
University Attended:
Jacksonville University, B.S., magna cum laude, 1982; Washington University, St. Louis, M.A., Healthcare Administration, 1984
Law School Attended:
University of Utah, J.D., 1990
Year of First Admission:
1990, Utah; 2002, Washington; 2001, District of Columbia

Professional & Civic Involvement
•Utah Bar Association
•Washington Bar Association
•District of Columbia Bar Association
•International Association of Defense Counsel
•Family Promise, Salt Lake, Board of Directors (2007-2013)


Peer Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0
  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.

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Salt Lake City, Utah

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