SUZANNE H. TERRELL, OF COUNSEL
Suzanne Haik Terrell, a native of New Orleans, received her B.A. from Newcomb College of Tulane University in 1976, and her J.D. from Loyola School of Law in 1984, where she served as Articles Editor of the Loyola Law Review. Upon graduation, she served as a law clerk at the Louisiana Supreme Court and the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal. She then entered private practice focusing on business litigation and administrative law, followed by ten years of service in public office.
In 1994 she was elected to the New Orleans City Council, and in 1999 she was elected Louisiana’s Commissioner of Elections, the first Republican woman ever elected to statewide office in Louisiana.
She has served as Senior Advisor and Director of Outreach for the Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration (EDA) and as Deputy Assistant Secretary for External Affairs and Communications. In this position she developed both the communications and legislative policy of EDA, serving as the primary contact for the agency on Capitol Hill.
Terrell has served on various boards and commissions. She has also served as adjunct professor at Tulane University and 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 the mother of three daughters and has been married to her husband, W. Lee Terrell III M.D. for more than thirty years.