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 enrolled at Campbell University School of Law where she established herself as a zealous fighter. She participated in the Campbell Law Moot Court Competition, the Campbell Law Client Counseling Team, and the Campbell Law Mock Trial Team where she became the 2019 Champion of the Top Gun National Mock Trial Competition. At graduation she was the recipient of 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
    • Client Counseling Team
    • 1L & 2L Honor Court Justice
    • Innocence Project-President
    • Black Law Students Association-Vice President
    • Peer Mentor
  • NC State Judicial Student Conduct Board Member (2014-2016)
  • Duke University Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP) (2007-2012)
  • Durham County Teen Court and Restitution Program (2005-2016)
Honors

HONORS:

  • Campbell Law Mock Trial Team
    • 2019 Top Gun National Mock Trial Competition – Champion
    • NBLSA Mock Trial Competition National Champion (2019)
    • NBLSA Southern Region Mock Trial Competition – Best Overall Advocate (2019)
    • NBLSA Southern Region 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
  • Speaker at NC State University Spring 2016 Commencement