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Terry Dahlman

Terry Dahlman

Corpus Christi, Texas

Terry received his Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Texas School of Law in 1970 and then served in the Office of the Regional Counsel, Internal Revenue Service from 1971 until 1976 before joining the firm. Terry's practice includes tax law,* federal estate taxation** and corporate law.** He enjoys helping clients minimize their tax burdens by presenting all the possible scenarios and recommending a sound legal solution. He is licensed in Texas, the United States District Court, Southern District of Texas, the United States Tax Court, United States Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court.

Terry served in the United States Air Force Reserve for 29 years and was a Reserve Judge Advocate for the last 23 of those years, retiring in 1993 as a Colonel. His wife, Susan, and he have a daughter and a son, both of whom have graduated from Terry's alma mater, Southern Methodist University. He relaxes from the practice of law by playing golf and hunting.

Areas of Practice

  • Taxation
  • Estate Planning
  • Business Organizations

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Board Certified Tax Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 1987

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1968
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1971
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1976
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit


  • The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas
    • Doctor of Jurisprudence - 1970
  • Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX, USA
    • B.B.A.
    • Major: FInance
  • Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
    • L.L.M.
    • Major: Taxation

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church, Vestry Person
  • Rotary Club of Corpus Christi, TX, Director, 2006 - 2007
  • United States Air Force Reserve (Ret), Judge Advocate, 1964 - 1993

Past Employment Positions

  • Internal Revenue Service, Office of the Regional Counsel, Attorney, 1971 - 1976
  • Ernst & Ernst, Accountant, 1970 - 1971


  • Pi Kappa Alpha
  • Delta Theta Phi

With offices in Corpus Christi, Austin, and San Antonio, the law firm of Porter, Rogers, Dahlman & Gordon, P.C., serves South Texas, Central Texas, and the Rio Grande Valley. We have many clients in Atascosa, Bastrop, Bexar, Brooks, Burnett, Cameron, Comal, Duval, Gillespie, Hays, Hidalgo, Jim Wells, Kendall, Live Oak, Nueces, Port Aransas, San Patricio, Starr, Travis, Uvalde, Webb, Williamson, and Wilson counties, including the communities of Alice, Brownsville, Del Rio, Edinburg, Fulton, Harlingen, Laredo, McAllen, Rockport, and San Diego.

One Law Firm in Three Cities

Corpus Christi




San Antonio


Porter, Rogers, Dahlman
& Gordon, P.C.

One Shoreline Plaza,
800 North Shoreline
Suite 800 S
Corpus Christi TX 78401
Phone 361-880-5808
Fax 361-880-5844
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