Terrance Carroll

Counsel Member

Denver, Colorado

Phone: 303.299.8226


[email protected]


  • J.D., University of Denver Sturm College of Law (2005)
  • Master of Divinity – Mdiv, Iliff School of Theology (1999)
    • Theological and Ministerial Studies
  • B.A., Morehouse College (1992)
    • Political Science
    • Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.
    • Student government

From being a police officer to serving as the 54th speaker of the Colorado House of Representatives to owning his own small business to practicing law, Terrance Carroll pulls from life experiences to provide his clients with unique and well-informed counsel.

Terrance represents clients in corporate and transactional matters, as well as in government & political law. His clients range from those seeking his advice on navigating the complex political, governmental, and regulatory environment to small-to-mid sized companies to minority-owned businesses.

Growing up in Washington, D.C. and having a mother active in politics, Terrance knew from an early age he wanted to work on behalf of others. He also had a famous neighbor, Thurgood Marshall, who served as a role model. Terrance developed a passion for law and recognized it as an opportunity to positively impact others’ lives. He began his career in law enforcement and eventually made his way to law school.

In 2003, Terrance was elected to the Colorado House of Representatives, where he served as the 54th speaker of the House, the only African American to do so. While serving, he finished his law degree at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law.

Since then, he has become known as a well-respected attorney who is a trusted ally to his clients, whose unique experiences sets him apart from his peers.

Terrance is involved in many professional and civic organizations and has served as an adjunct professor and distinguished guest lecturer at educational institutions.

Publications & Presentations







Professional Activities

  • FairVote Voting and Democracy, Senior Fellow (September 2022 – November 2023)
  • University of Redlands, distinguished guest lecturer (January 2023 – present)
    • “Forging Compromise in Local and Regional Policymaking”
  • Unite America
    • Senior Fellow (November 2021 – September 2022)
    • Colorado State Director (October 2019 – November 2021)
  • Denver Public Schools, Chief Legal and Strategic Initiatives Officer (April 2018 – October 2018)
  • University of Denver Sturm College of Law, adjunct professor (August 2010 – May 2012)
  • Colorado House of Representatives, Speaker of the House (January 2003 – January 2011)



  • Western Stock Show Association, Board of Directors member (May 2014 – present)
  • Boy Scouts of America: Denver Area Council, associate board member (April 2011 – present)
  • Keystone Policy Center, board member (February 2020 – present)
  • Metropolitan State University of Denver, Board of Trustees member (January 2011 – March 2019)
  • Sam Cary Bar Association, President (January 2013 – December 2015)
  • Children’s Hospital Colorado, Board of Directors (March 2011 – September 2013)


  • Rising Star, Colorado, Super Lawyers (2012)
  • Associate to Watch, Corporate Law, Chambers and Partners USA (2010, 2011)
  • Law Star, University of Denver Sturm College of Law (2011)
  • 50 Most Influential People in Denver, 5280 Magazine (2010)
  • Power Book Industry Leader in Law, Denver Business Journal (2009)
  • Lawyers of the Year, Law Week Colorado (2008)