Terri is a skilled litigator who represents Fortune 500 companies in complex litigation matters involving product liability cases, toxic torts, personal injury, and employment disputes. She is experienced in all phases of pretrial litigation and trial support, including managing discovery and leading trial teams, taking and defending key depositions, preparing expert witnesses, mediating, third-chairing complex product liability trials, and arguing motions from case inception through trial, including dispositive motions.  

Terri’s experience includes managing dockets of thousands of cases spanning multiple jurisdictions, and litigating and resolving post-trial claims for attorneys’ fees and costs. She enjoys developing the facts and arguments for a compelling, winning story, and her thorough and detail-oriented discovery practices have efficiently resolved dozens of cases without the need for a trial. 

Terri joined the legal profession with 15 years of operations and management experience for a Fortune 500 insurance and financial services company. This professional experience, coupled with an Executive MBA, provide Terri with a unique understanding and passion for defending corporations in today’s litigious environment.

Terri also has a passion for pro bono work on behalf of disadvantaged youth and adults in her community, and she has led Shook Tampa’s pro bono efforts for many years. In an effort to broaden her reach beyond her pro bono work, Terri also serves on two non-profit boards that serve the same communities.

Publications and Presentations

Florida’s New Tort Reforms — What’s All the Buzz About? Association of Corporate Counsel Tampa Bay CLE, May 19, 2023 (with Ashley Hayes and Cary Silverman). 

Hot Topics in National Employment Law,
Association of Corporate Counsel Mid-America, September 9, 2021 (with Bill Martucci, Carrie McAtee, Adriana Paris, Emily Pedersen, Yara Rashad, Charlie Rosebrough and Timia Skelton).  

Hot Topics in National Employment Law,
Association of Corporate Counsel Tampa, August 19, 2021 (with Carrie McAtee, Adriana Paris, Ashley Hayes, Yara Rashad and Timia Skelton). 

Employment Update and Hot Topics, Teleconference, October 18, 2018 (with Bill Martucci, Andrew Chang, Erin Leffler, Riley Mendoza and Kristen Page). 

How In-House Counsel Should Handle Leaked Documents, Law360, Dec. 13, 2013 (with William C. Martucci, W. Edwards Muñiz).

I Didn’t Even Raise My Hand: A Mother’s Retrospective Journey through End-of-Life Decisionmaking at the “Threshold of Viability,” 35 Stetson L. Rev. 207 (2005) (Recipient of Distinguished Writing Award, Fall 2005).