While Terry Key has been practicing law for more than 20 years, his career path to the legal profession began in broadcasting. Key graduated from Troy University in 1983 with a degree in Broadcast Journalism. He served an internship at WSFA-TV in Montgomery, Alabama before joining WDHN-TV in Dothan, Alabama as News Director and sports anchor, where he served in those positions until 1985. He later joined WTVY-TV in Dothan and worked there until 1991 while attending Jones School of Law at Faulkner University in Montgomery.
Terry was admitted to the Alabama State Bar in April, 1991 and began his legal career later that year at the law firm of Cherry & Givens, now known as The Cochran Firm. He concentrated primarily on workers compensation and automobile accident claims. Key left The Cochran Firm in 2009 to join the Dothan, Alabama office of Jacoby & Meyers, where he continues to concentrate on personal injury, workers compensation claims and domestic relations litigation.
Terry is a member of the Houston and Geneva County Bar Associations as well as the Alabama State Bar Association. He was also admitted to the United States District Court Middle District of Alabama in 1991.