Terri M. Collins

Baton Rouge, LA
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Terri Collins brings 32 years of extensive litigation experience to Taylor, Wellons, Politz & Duheʹ.  She is aggressive, responsive to her clients and passionate about her work.  A native of the New Orleans area, Terri attended Louisiana State University, where she was active in the Student Bar Association and served as its vice president.  After graduation, she served as the chairman of the Baton Rouge Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Liaison Committee.  Terri was also a founding member of the Dean Henry George McMahon chapter of the American Inns of Court. 

Terri spent the first 17 years of her career in private practice concentrating on employer and insurance defense matters, including workers’ compensation, motor carrier liability, premises liability, employer liability and general commercial liability.  Her experience also includes chemical exposure cases, traumatic brain injuries, defense of hearing loss cases and fatalities.  Before joining the firm in 2016, Terri spent 12 years as a trial attorney for a global workers’ compensation and liability insurer, during which time she served as the leader of the insurer’s Louisiana workers’ compensation litigation team. Terri has prepared and delivered numerous presentations to peers, insurance leaders and colleagues.

When she is not practicing law, Terri and her husband enjoy cycling and kayaking.

Areas of Practice
  • Litigation
  • General liability 
  • Workers’ compensation
Certified Legal Specialties
Bar Admissions
  • Louisiana, 1987
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1988
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana, 1988
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana, 1988
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana, 1991
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1996

Louisiana State University’s Paul M. Hebert Law Center, 1987 

  • B.A in Psychology from Louisiana State University, 1984, cum laude Juris Doctor
Honors & Awards
  • American Inns of Court National Leadership Award
Professional Associates & Awards
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Baton Rouge Bar Association
  • Workers’ Compensation Section, Baton Rouge Bar Association
Published Works
Representative Cases
Past Employment Positions
Community Involvement
  • Terri has served on the Baton Rouge Bar Association’s pro bono panel and serves on fundraising teams for local charities, primarily through cycling activities.