Born in New York, Teri has lived in Arizona since 1993. After graduating from the University of Arizona with degrees in Physics and Astronomy, she worked as a Systems Engineer for Raytheon in Tucson. Eventually, Teri found that engineering work didn’t satisfy her need to connect with people and to try to improve the lives of others. She took a job as a paralegal at a personal injury firm to get some exposure to the practice of law, and discovered that she found the work very fulfilling. Teri then went on to attend law school at Arizona State University, where she was a senior editor of Jurimetrics: The Journal of Law, Science and Technology, and also held positions in the Student Bar Association. Upon admission to the bar, Teri immediately began a career focused on representing those injured and victimized by others.
Like the other lawyers at our firm, Teri is not afraid to try a case if that’s what it takes to get justice for clients. She has litigated cases involving nursing home abuse and neglect and medical malpractice, as well as construction site injuries, tractor-trailers, pedestrians, bicyclists, motorcyclists, assaults, premises liability claims, and claims against government entities and schools, and has tried both jury and bench trials to verdict. She has achieved excellent results for her clients, and is proud of the gratitude and loyalty those clients have expressed.
Teri has not completely left her prior career as an engineer behind. Her engineering background is extremely helpful in developing an understanding of accident dynamics in cases involving motor vehicles, tractor-trailers, and motorcycles, for example. It can be very useful in some medical negligence claims, as well. And, in our elder abuse cases, we often need to employ math and engineering principles to analyze the biomechanics of injuries to our clients. Teri is uniquely skilled to combine a thorough understanding of the physics involved in these claims with the ability to apply the law to the facts. She is able to make good use of her science-focused education in her greater career objective – to hold defendants accountable for the loss and injury they cause. In her free time, Teri enjoys running, yoga, and spending time with her family.
- University of Arizona – Physics and Astronomy
- Arizona State University – Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law
- Arizona state and federal courts
- Arizona Association of Justice (previously Arizona Trial Lawyers Association)
- American Association of Justice (previously American Trial Lawyers Association)
- The Nursing Home Litigation Group (AAJ)
- State Bar of Arizona
- Arizona Supreme Court Attorney Discipline Committee
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