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Law Firm:
Greenberg Traurig LLP

Terrance Carroll

Adjunct Professor

Terrance D. Carroll was the 54th Speaker of the Colorado House of Representatives. He is the first African-American to serve as Speaker of the Colorado House. Speaker Carroll is also an attorney with Greenberg Traurig, LLP and an adjunct professor at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law.

Speaker Carroll represented House District 7 in northeast Denver from 2003 until being term-limited in 2011. Prior to becoming Speaker of the House, he served as Assistant Majority Leader, and served for 4 years as Chair of the House Judiciary Committee.

Speaker Carroll was best known for his efforts to reform the public education system. In addition to his commitment to education reform, Speaker Carroll was known as a leader on criminal justice reform and legal policy.

In 2010, Speaker Carroll was named by 5280 Magazine as one of the 50 Most Influential People in Denver (ranked #16). In 2009, the Denver Business Journal awarded him the Power Book Industry Leader Award in Law. In 2006, he was named a Marshall Memorial Fellow by the German Marshall Fund, a public policy institute dedicated to promoting greater understanding between the US and Europe.

Speaker Carroll is the Chair of the Board of A Plus Denver, a civic leadership organization which advocates for improved educational outcomes and opportunity for students in the Denver Public Schools. He also serves on the boards of the Children’s Hospital of Denver, the Metropolitan State College of Denver, National Western Stock Show, the Minoru Yasui Inns of Court, and the Morehouse College Renaissance Commission.

A graduate of the University of Denver College of Law, Speaker Carroll graduated with honors from Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia with a degree in political science. He also holds a Master of Divinity degree from the Iliff School of Theology in Denver and is a graduate of the Summer Leadership Institute at Harvard University Divinity School’s Center for the Study of Values in Public Life.