Mark Franklin Terry

925 L Street

Sacramento, California 95814

Office: (916) 341-8308


Mark Terry is a deputy legislative counsel. He joined the office in 1981.

Mr. Terry is assigned to a branch of the office that handles laws relating to air resources, elementary and secondary education, fish and wildlife, food and agriculture, harbors and navigation, hazardous materials, postsecondary education, public resources, public safety, public utilities, solid waste, streets and highways, transportation, and water.  His practice is focused primarily on elementary, secondary, and postsecondary education.

Mr. Terry has represented the California Legislature as a litigator in various actions in the state and federal courts. In 1986, on behalf of the Legislature, he drafted an amicus curiae brief and appeared in the California Supreme Court in Harbor v. Deukmejian. From 1982 through 1990, Mr. Terry was involved in the drafting of the annual Budget Act. Since 1995, Mr. Terry has been assigned to education, and he has practiced in both the areas of elementary and secondary education and postsecondary education.

Prior to joining the office, Mr. Terry worked as a high school teacher for the Los Angeles Unified School District and as a staff attorney for the ACLU Foundation of Southern California.

Mr. Terry received his undergraduate and law degrees from Stanford University. He also has a master's degree in History from Occidental College.

Mr. Terry is a member of the California State Bar, and he holds a lifetime California Standard Secondary Teaching Credential.