Terry C. Dougherty


Woods & Aitken LLP
301 South 13th Street
Suite 500
Lincoln, NE 68508

Tel: (402) 437-8525
Fax: (402) 437-8558

Email: tdougherty@woodsaitken.com
Web: www.woodsaitken.com

Terry Dougherty joined Woods & Aitken in 1997 and concentrates his trial practice on plaintiff’s personal injury and products liability claims, commercial litigation, and construction law.

Prior to becoming a partner at Woods & Aitken, Terry’s legal career included four years as an Assistant Staff Judge Advocate in the United States Air Force, three years with the Office of the Lancaster County Attorney as a felony prosecutor, and seventeen years in private practice in Norfolk and Lincoln, Nebraska.

Terry is recognized as an AV Preeminent™ Rated Attorney by Martindale-Hubbell and was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2018 in the fields of Commercial Litigation, Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs, and Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs (Copyright 2017 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC). He is listed a Great Plains Super Lawyer in the area of Personal Injury (2011-2018). In 2016, Terry received the Boss of the Year award from the Lincoln Legal Professionals Association.

Woods & Aitken LLP has experience in all facets of personal injury and products liability litigation. We understand the level of trust an accident victim places in his or her attorney to help recover damages for all of the different types of losses that can accompany an injury—medical bills, loss of wages and future earnings capacity, physical pain and suffering and emotional trauma, disability and disfigurement, as well as loss of consortium and companionship.

  • Our Firm offers services in such varied areas as motor vehicle accidents, wrongful death, back injuries, carpal tunnel and other repetitive stress injuries, brain and spinal cord trauma, environmental and toxic torts, electrocutions or burn injuries, and the mental, emotional and psychological effects of trauma such as post traumatic stress disorders and depression.
  • Members of the Firm are equipped to assist the client at every stage of the recovery process from an initial consultation through the completion of a jury trial.
  • The Firm has a unique advantage in that our lawyers have experience as both defense counsel and plaintiff’s counsel. As such, we understand the process that insurance adjusters, risk managers and defense lawyers utilize in establishing the amount of damages and deciding which of their cases should be tried or settled.
  • Members of the Firm also have extensive background in mediation and other techniques that increase the likelihood of obtaining fair settlements without our clients experiencing the inconvenience and emotional strain of trial.

Our principal desire is for our clients to return to the lives they enjoyed before they suffered an accident and injuries. To the extent that the best medical treatment is not able to accomplish this result, we work to obtain the only other result that is available to the injured party—fair compensation in the form of a settlement or judgment.

Since 1921, Woods & Aitken LLP has focused its practice of law on achieving long-term client success on local, regional, and national levels. Our commitment to client service has fueled the expansion from our original Lincoln, Nebraska office to offices in Denver, Colorado; Omaha, Nebraska; and Washington, D.C. We are at our best when we focus on leveraging our firm’s broad expertise to assist individuals and businesses reach their goals.

Client service is the hallmark of everything we do. Integrity, hard work, an understanding of the law, and an even deeper understanding of our clients’ concerns are the foundation upon which we serve. To excel, we believe our commitment to service must be delivered by attorneys who demonstrate the highest levels of academic achievement, strive to be world-class in their chosen area of practice, and understand their success as legal professionals is first and foremost determined by their ability to provide superior legal solutions to their clients.