Terrence L. Brookie

T 317.237.3851
F 317.237.3900
201 North Illinois Street
Suite 1900
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204-4236

Terry is a member of the law firm of Frost Brown Todd LLC in its Indianapolis, Indiana office where he is the Construction Group Practice Area Chair.  He concentrates his practice in the areas of construction law and surety law.  Terry is a Fellow of the American College of Construction Lawyers (past member of the Board of Governors).  His practice includes contract review and negotiation, contract preparation, risk management, litigation, claims avoidance and general construction advice to all participants in the construction industry.  Terry is a frequent speaker for construction and commercial groups, and has lectured and written numerous articles for several industry groups and professional organizations in the construction industry.  Terry is also a mediator and arbitrator of construction cases.  He is a member of the American Bar Association’s Forum on  Construction Law (former Chair, former Chair of Technology Committee; and former member of Governing Committee), TIPS Fidelity/Surety Law Committee, and Construction Litigation Committee.  He was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, 2005-2015.  He received a B.A. from Denison University and his J.D. from the Indiana University School of Law.

Highlights & Recognitions

  • The Best Lawyers in America®, 2005–2015
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Lawyer of the Year, Indianapolis - Construction Law, 2015
  • Selected for inclusion in Indiana Super Lawyers®, 2007–2015, Top 50 Super Lawyers in Indiana

Memberships & Affiliations

  • American Bar Association’s Forum on Construction Industry; (former Chair 2013-2014, former Chair of Technology Committee 2010-2012;) Governing Committee 2008-2011; Division 7 Chairperson 2003-2005); TIPS Fidelity/Surety Law Committee, and Construction Litigation Committee
  • American College of Construction Lawyers; Former Board of Governors member; Former Co-Chair of Insurance Committee
  • Indiana State Bar Association, 1981-present

Press Releases

Non-FBT Publications and Events

“Effective Use of Experts in Construction Disputes” Moderator, Indianapolis Bar Association July 29, 2015

“Construction Contracts:  What To Do When Disputes Arise” American Law Institute, Speaker, May 18, 2015

“Construction Contracts:  Tips for Negotiating, Drafting, and Avoiding Problems” American Law Institute, Speaker, May 11, 2015

“Construction Defects and Warranty Issues” Speaker, APAI Winter Conference January, 2015

“The Nuts and Bolts of P3 Projects” CFMA/INCPA, Indianapolis, Indiana, November 6, 2014

“Is Defective Work a Covered Claim?” University of Kentucky Construction Law Institute, October 23, 2014

“Mediation Strategies that Work,” Co-Presenter, Kentucky Bar Association Annual Convention, June 19, 2014

“Uniform Commercial Code in Construction Activities,” Federal Publications, Las Vegas, Nevada, 2011-2014

“The Uniform Commercial Code and Construction Contracts: Sales Contracts, Warranties, and Beyond,” Presenter, Montana State Bar 9th Annual Construction Law Institute, October 18, 2013

“Legal Decisions That Drive Us Crazy (and Practice Tips to Prevent Abuse); One Hit Wonders,” Co-presenter, American College of Construction Lawyers’ Annual Meeting, February 23, 2013

"Changing Trends in Construction Law and the Effect on Construction Law Disputes" Inside the Minds, Co-Author, 2012

“Developments in Standard Bond Forms,” presented to Zurich, November 16, 2012

“Surety Law – the Basics” Co-presenter, Tennessee Association of Construction Counsel, November 9, 2012

“Top 10 Tips in Negotiating Construction Contracts & Resolving Dispute” Presenter, The American Law Institute, July 31, 2012 and 2015

“Mechanics’ Liens – An Overview (Kentucky, Indiana, Tennessee, Ohio)” co-presenter to Construction Financial Management Association at the Ohio Valley Construction Conference, September 22, 2011

“AIA A201 vs. ConsensusDOCS: A 10 Round Bout to Determine Which Is the Fairest of Them All?” Co-presenter, Associated General Contractors of America 92nd Annual Convention, Las Vegas, March 21-25, 2011

“Joint Venture, Mentor-Protégé Programs and Teaming Arrangements” presented to the Indiana Surety Association, Co-presenter, February 2011

“Renewable Energy Project Insurance” and “Social Media Risks and Insurance,” Presenter, American College of Construction Lawyers 22nd Annual Conference in Key Biscayne, Florida, February 2011

“Developments in Standard Bond Forms and the Impacts on the Construction Industry” presented at the 30th IRMI Construction Risk Conference in Orlando, FL, Presenter, November 2010

“The Annotated Construction Law Glossary,” published by the American Bar Association’s Forum on the Construction Industry, 2010

“Construction Checklists:  A Guide to Frequently Encountered Construction Issues,” published by the American Bar Association’s Forum on the Construction Industry, 2008

"Barriers to Effective Dispute Resolution" Forum/TIPS, Speaker, San Francisco, 2000

"Fifty-State Construction Lien and Bond Law, Second Edition", Aspen Law and Business, Co-Author, 2000

"Negotiating Sales Contracts" Construction Law Handbook, First Edition, Co-Author, 1999

"State-by-State Guide to Design and Construction Contracts and Claims, Second Edition" Wolters Kluwer Law & Business, Co-Author

"Fifty-State Guide to Architect, Engineer & Contractor Licensing, Second Edition" Wolters Kluwer Law & Business, Co-Author

Other Contact Info


Michalin Sowers
T 317.237.3804