TERRENCE P. DWYERThe Law Office of Terrence P. DwyerGeneral CounselEducationCertificate in Labor Studies, Cornell UniversityFordham University, Bachelor of Arts 1985Pace University School of Law, Juris Doctor 1991Bar AdmissionState of New York, February 19, 1992State of Connecticut, December 6, 1991United States District Court, Southern District of New York, September 1, 1992United States District Court, Eastern District of New York, September 1, 1992United States Supreme Court, May 18, 1998
The Law Enforcement Employees Benevolent Association
Mr. Dwyer served in law enforcement for twenty-four years, seventeen and one-half of which were as an Investigator with the New York State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation. During his time with the State Police he received over twenty-five commendations for police service, many of which came for his work on homicide cases, organized crime and gang investigations. His assignments within the State Police included several years in prestigious units such as the Special Investigations Unit and the Major Crimes Unit. Mr. Dwyer is past publisher and editor of The Police Liability Report of New York. He has published over 50 articles pertaining to law enforcement issues, several of them focusing on law enforcement liability and use of force issues. In addition to the articles he has authored and published through his law firm a booklet entitled A Law Enforcement Delegate’s Guide to Handling Disciplinary Cases in New Yorkand is the author of the textbook Legal Issues in Homeland Security, published by LooseLeaf Law Publications. Mr. Dwyer was an adjunct professor of Law and Criminal Justice at Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, New York from 1995 until 2005. Since 2007 Mr. Dwyer has been a Professor of Legal Studies in the Division of Justice and Law Administration at Western Connecticut State University. He was a principal member in the law firm of Jordan & Dwyer until 2007 when he opened The Law Office of Terrence P. Dwyer. The firm concentrates its practice in the representation of police officers, law enforcement unions and private security as well as real estate, estate planning and administration and related civil matters.
Additionally, he has been consulted by prosecutors, news outlets, law enforcement agencies, and retained by litigation teams as an expert in police procedures. The areas of public and private sector law enforcement liability and misconduct, law enforcement disciplinary process, use of force issues, Fourth Amendment and privacy issues, and critical incident policy are of special interest and research focus.As a lecturer Mr. Dwyer has been requested to give presentations to trade associations such as the American Society of Industrial Security Westchester County and Hudson Valley Chapters, regional law enforcement training seminars, security company training groups and local organizations. He has been an invited lecturer at the prestigious law enforcement management training programs of the University of Louisville's Southern Police Institute, Northwestern University's Center for Public Safety and the Institute for Law Enforcement Administration in Plano, Texas. Mr. Dwyer has been the police liability and litigation columnist for PoliceOne.com since 2008. The areas of public and private sector law enforcement liability, risk management and assessment, law enforcement disciplinary process and critical incident policy are of specialized interest and focus.Mr. Dwyer has provided representation to L.E.E.B.A. since 2005. His duties as an attorney for L.E.E.B.A. has ranged from representing the association before the City of New York Office of Collective Bargaining to assisting with contract negotiations, E.E.O. matters and the handling of all police officer disciplinary cases for L.E.E.B.A.