Gregory R. Terra, Esq.
Greg Terra serves as the President of Texas Center for Defense of Life. Mr. Terra grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma and attended the University of Oklahoma on a three-year Army ROTC scholarship. In 1988, he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts and was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Army. He then served in Korea, Hawaii, Missouri, and Texas, earning the rank of Captain. In 1993, after leaving active-duty military service he moved to College Station, Texas where he met his wife and earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Texas A&M University in political science. Mr. Terra and his wife then moved to Virginia Beach, Virginia, where he earned his law degree and a Master of Arts in government from Regent University. He was an active member of the law school’s Negotiations Board, participating in national competitions. After law school, Mr. Terra served as an Assistant County Attorney in Williamson County where he prosecuted criminal cases for about two years. In 2005, he formed his own law practice in Georgetown, Texas. Mr. Terra lives in Round Rock with his wife and two daughters, and is active in his community.
Stephen D. Casey, Esq.
Mr. Casey serves as the Chief Counsel of Texas Center for Defense of Life. Before attending law school Mr. Casey supervised the operation of nuclear reactors in the U.S. Navy for eight years, holding several leadership and supervisory positions. In 1999, Mr. Casey left the Navy to attend LeTourneau University in Longview, Texas, where he studied political science, history, and Biblical studies. Mr. Casey continued his education at Regent University where he earning a Master of Arts in divinity and earned his law degree. While in law school, Mr. Casey served as a Law Review editor, was active with the Federalist Society, and participated in moot courts. After school he clerked with several firms, and was selected to clerk with the Texas Supreme Court before entering private practice. He also ran for Texas State Representative in 2009 and is active in the local Republican Party. Mr. Casey lives in Round Rock with his wife and five children, where they are active in the community.
Ms. Lain works as Mr. Terra’s legal assistant in his private practice, and has been with the practice for over three years, after attending the University of Idaho. Ms. Lain and her husband recently welcomed a new member of their family, Max, who was born in August of last year.
Thomas Umstattd Jr. serves as the webmaster and an advisor for the Texas Center for Defense of Life. Mr. Umstattd attended the University of Mary-Hardin Baylor to study management, and now is the CEO of Umstattd Media, which works to help authors and businesses, like the Texas Center for Defense of Life, to get the most out of the web. Mr. Umstattd himself is also a speaker and writer, deeply committed to his faith, and lives in central Texas.