U.S. Representative from Alabama
The first black valedictorian of Selma High School, Terri attended Princeton University,
graduating cum laude in 1986. Terri was awarded a Marshall/Commonwealth Scholarship
and received a Masters degree with first class Honors from Oxford University in 1988.
She is a 1992 graduate of Harvard Law School where she served as editor of the Civil
Rights Civil Liberties Law Review.
After graduation, Terri served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Chief Judge U.W.
Clemon, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama, in Birmingham. Terri began
her legal career at the prestigious law firm of Davis, Polk & Wardwell in New York City,
where she was a successful securities lawyer for more than a decade. Upon returning home
to Alabama in 2004, she has made a significant impact both professionally and through her
Terri was recently a partner in the Birmingham law office of Maynard, Cooper & Gale, P.C. where she has distinguished herself as one of the only black public finance lawyers in the State of Alabama.