Biography

Tatiana Terry enjoys meticulously crafting defenses on behalf of her clients and prides herself on being relatable, striving in every interaction to make the other party feel understood.

Tatiana first experienced the satisfaction of advocating for someone else in elementary school. “I saw a classmate being bullied on the playground and I wanted to defend her. I wanted to fight for her,” she said. “It was my first opportunity to advocate on behalf of someone else and from that moment I knew it was how I wanted to spend the rest of my life.”

Tatiana established herself as a zealous fighter at the Campbell University School of Law, becoming the first African-American and third woman to win the Top Gun National Mock Trial Competition. She participated in the Campbell Law Moot Court Competition, on the Campbell Law Client Counseling Team, and on the Campbell Law Mock Trial Team. At graduation, Tatiana received both the Campbell University School of Law Robert A. Jenkins Award and the Campbell University School of Law ACI CLE Scholarship & Leadership Award.

Devoted to the next generation, Tatiana coaches a Campbell Law Mock Trial team.  She hopes to set an example for the next generation to work as hard as they possibly can, to be the best that they can possibly be.

When not advocating on behalf of her clients, Tatiana can be found spending time with her husband, Quintin, and dog Nike. Her family lives close by in Durham, and she enjoys regular visits with them.

Experience and Involvement

PROFESSIONAL AND CIVIC INVOLVEMENT:

  • North Carolina State Bar
  • Campbell Law:
    • Mock Trial Team Coach
    • Campbell Law Innocence Project-President (2018-2019)
    • Black Law Students Association-Vice President (2018-2019)
  • Duke University Talent Identification Program Instructor (Duke TIP) (2018-2019)
  • NC State Judicial Student Conduct Board Member (2014-2016)
  • Duke University Talent Identification Program Participant (Duke TIP) (2007-2012)
  • Durham County Teen Court and Restitution Program (2005-2016)
Honors

HONORS:

  • Selected as a Best Lawyers in America© “One to Watch” in Litigation – Construction and Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
  • Campbell Law Mock Trial Team
    • 2019 Top Gun National Mock Trial Competition – Champion
    • NBLSA Mock Trial Competition National Champion (2019)
    • NBLSA Southern Regional Mock Trial Competition – Best Overall Advocate (2019)
    • NBLSA Southern Regional Mock Trial Competition – Champion (2019)
    • National Civil Trial Competition – Best Direct Examination (2018)
    • South Texas Mock Trial Challenge – Semi-Finalist (2018)
    • UNC Kilpatrick Townsend 1L Mock Trial Competition Semi-Finalist (2017)
  • Campbell Law Client Counseling Team
    • International Client Consultation Champion (2019)-representing the United States
    • American Bar Association National Client Counseling Champion (2019)
    • American Bar Association Regional Competition Champion (2019)
    • National Client Counseling Competition American Bar Association Semi-Finalist (2018)
    • 2nd Place American Bar Association Regional Client Counseling Competition (2018)
    • Campbell Law Client Counseling Competition Champion (2017)
  • Campbell Law Moot Court Competition
    • Campbell Law Moot Court Competition – Quarter Finalist (2017)
  • Member of The Order of the Barristers National Honor Society recognizing outstanding performance in the art of advocacy
  • Student Commencement Speaker at NC State University Spring 2016 Commencement