Terri M. Collins

Baton Rouge, LA
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Terri Collins brings 34 years of extensive litigation experience to Taylor, Wellons, Politz & Duheʹ.  She is aggressive, responsive to her clients and passionate about her work.  Terri was a founding member of the Dean Henry George McMahon chapter of the American Inns of Court and was an active member and officer for over 10 years.

Terri spent the initial part of her career in private practice concentrating on trucking, premises liability, workers’ compensation, employer liability and general commercial liability.  In 2004, Terri joined a global insurer as trial counsel, where she defended a variety of liability cases and also served as the leader of the Louisiana workers’ compensation litigation team. During this time, Terri’s experience and legal skills caught the eye of TWPD, which she jointed in 2016.  Over the course of her career, she has gained extensive experience in chemical exposure disputes, traumatic brain injuries, hearing loss litigation and fatalities. Clients trust Terri to quickly identify legal issues, properly evaluate the case and aggressively push it to resolution.   

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.