Terry O'Gorman's public role in the Queensland and Australian Councils for Civil Liberties is well known.
He has been practicing solely as a criminal defence lawyer since 1976 and is an Accredited Criminal Law Specialist in Queensland. Terry was named one of Queensland's pre-eminent criminal lawyers on Doyle's Leading Lawyers List in 2015 and 2016.
Terry has sat on the Queensland Law Society Criminal Law Committee since 1979 and has been an Executive Member of the National Association for Criminal Lawyers since its inception in 1986. Terry is also a frequent speaker at National and International Criminal Law Conferences.
Terry has a very public reputation for fierce commitment to his clients' interests. Terry's skills with the media are vital in a climate in which prosecutorial and investigatory agencies are prepared to "go public" in high profile cases to gain an advantage.
Terry was awarded the Order of Australia in a General Division in 1991 for services to the legal profession.
He is currently the President of the Australian Council for Civil Liberties and Vice President of the Queensland Council for Civil Liberties.