DEAN TERRY PRICE
– BA at Columbia College of Columbia University (1975), JD at University of California at Davis (1978)
After having served as a Professor at Miles Law School beginning in late summer of 2016, Terry Price becomes the sixth dean in the school’s history, effective June 1, 2019. Serving with distinction were previous Deans: J. Richet Pearson, George Jones, David Barnes – a Birmingham municipal court Judge, Ralph Cook – a former Alabama Supreme Court Justice, and Emory Anthony – a former Birmingham municipal court judge.
Dean Price is a native of Dolomite, AL. He attended elementary and one year of junior high school in Fairfield, AL.
He completed junior high school at Mount Vernon Jr. High in Los Angeles, and is a 1971 graduate of Los Angeles High School. He is also a 1975 graduate of Columbia College in New York City. He was skipped a semester both in junior high and in high school. Also, he graduated from Columbia a semester early. During his final year of junior high and throughout high school and college, he worked 20 hours per week while school was in session. Otherwise, he worked 40 hours per week.
In 1978, Dean Price received his Juris Doctor from the University of California at Davis. During the summer of 1976, he clerked for Matthew Bender Publishing Company in New York City. During his second year of law school, he was selected for the law review and that summer was appointed Citations Hearing Officer for the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office. During his final year of law school, he clerked (and drafted legal opinions) for a Yolo County state court judge.
Dean Price has passed the bar examinations of California (1978 – currently inactive), Alabama (1979), the District of Columbia (1980 – currently inactive) and Georgia (1985).
Before learning that he had passed the California Bar, he returned to Birmingham where he clerked for the law firm of Adams, Baker and Clemon. Later that year, he began clerking for the US Department of Labor’s Office of the Solicitor (“DOL”) in its Birmingham Office. After passing the California Bar, he became a trial attorney for DOL. After leaving DOL in late 1984, he moved to Atlanta and became a partner in the law firm of Constangy, Brooks, and Smith, where he began that firm’s ERISA practice. There, he also handled other federal labor and employment law cases across the country. In 1996, Dean Price moved back to Birmingham to become a shareholder in the labor & employment law firm of Lehr Middlebrooks Price & Proctor. In 2006, Dean Price became a partner in the law firm of Ford & Harrison, LLP. At each firm, he handled numerous employment law cases.
Since 2013, Dean Price has had his own labor and employment law practice.
For the period from 2003 to 2021, Martindale-Hubble indicates that Dean Price’s peer review ratings have been “AV Preeminent” for each such year (scoring 5 out of 5).