Attorney Bio

Terry Cornelius had a long, distinguished career providing clients with exceptional service for nearly 40 years in the areas of business and commercial law, small business representation, estates, wills and trusts (including related litigation), real estate law including, but not limited to, mechanic’s lien law and lake property disputes and conflicts.

Rothberg highly values the relationships Terry built with his clients over his many years of practice.  Terry affiliated with Rothberg, in part, in order to assure that his clients would have access to legal resources following his retirement.  Should you need assistance or have questions concerning a legal matter, please contact our Managing Partner, Mike Deam, who will be happy to introduce you to one of our lawyers who can assist you with your legal needs.

Bar Admissions

  • Indiana, 1974
  • Indiana Supreme Court, 1974
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana, 1976
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 1994
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1995


  • Allen County Bar Association, Past President


Terry enjoys a variety of outside interests including sailing, restoration of antique boats, skiing, flying and is an avid sports car enthusiast.