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Mrs. Suzanne Terrell

Middleberg, Riddle and Gianna
Regular Member
201 St. Charles Avenue
Suite 3100
New Orleans, LA 70170

Phone: 504-207-7341

Law School: Loyola, New Orleans (1984)
Foreign Languages: spanish

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Mrs. Terrell, a native of New Orleans, received her Bachelor of Arts from Newcomb College of Tulane University in 1976 and her Juris Doctor from Loyola School of Law in 1984. While at Loyola, Mrs. Terrell served as Articles Editor of the Loyola Law Review.

Following law school, Mrs. Terrell served as a law clerk at the Louisiana Supreme Court and the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal. Mrs. Terrell then entered private practice focusing on business litigation and administrative law.

Prior to joining Middleberg, Riddle and Gianna, Mrs. Terrell served in elected and appointed office. In 1994 Mrs. Terrell was elected to the New Orleans City Council where she chaired the Cable and Telecommunications Committee and served on the Sanitation, Audit and Utilities Regulatory Committee. In 1999, Mrs. Terrell was elected as Louisiana’s Commissioner of Elections, becoming the first Republican woman ever elected to statewide office in Louisiana. Under her stewardship Louisiana’s election system received national recognition as the “Best Voter Registration system” in the country and the “Best Elections System” in the south. While in office she helped to craft Louisiana’s Help America Vote compliance plan.

During the administration of President George W. Bush, Mrs. Terrell served as Senior Advisor and Director of Outreach as well as Deputy Assistant Secretary for External Affairs and Communications at the U.S. Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration.

Mrs. Terrell has served on various Boards and Commissions including the Board of Trustees of Metairie Park Country Day School, the Board of the New Orleans Museum of Art, and the Loyola University School of Law Visiting Committee. She has served as adjunct professor of Tulane University College.

Mrs. Terrell has lectured on election law and procedure, land use matters, and legislative issues. She has testified before local, state and federal agencies on various regulatory and administrative topics. She is a member of the New Orleans Bar Association, the Louisiana State Bar Association and the American Bar Association and is admitted to practice before state and federal courts in the State of Louisiana.

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