Elizabeth Terrell comes to The Wilson Law Firm having acquired years of valuable experience, both from working for the accused as an advocate, and working for the Court as a Law Clerk.
Elizabeth opted to study law at the prestigious Georgetown University Law Center, and while in law school she gained valuable hands-on experience working as a Student Attorney. In that capacity, Elizabeth represented clients accused of a wide variety of crimes in the District of Columbia Superior Court, as well as clients facing parole violations before the United States Parole Board. In this job, Elizabeth worked with clients at all stages of the criminal justice process from arraignment through trial, to parole revocation hearings and pardon applications.
In addition to her work as a Student Attorney while studying law at Georgetown, Elizabeth also worked in three different Public Defender offices in Virginia and Washington, DC. By virtue of spending so much time in and around courtrooms while still in law school, Elizabeth learned much about the criminal justice process and she became passionate about the importance of protecting the rights of the accused.
Upon graduation from Georgetown University Law Center, Elizabeth was selected for a coveted judicial clerkship position, and she subsequently spent years as the Clerk for Judge Juliet McKenna, of the District of Columbia Superior Court. Judge McKenna presided over both misdemeanor and felony matters, and as her Clerk, Elizabeth was able to see and experience the criminal justice process from the inside, a completely different perspective than when appearing before the Court as an advocate.
After a few years as a Judicial Clerk, Elizabeth decided she wanted to get back in the courtroom as an advocate, so she could put her extensive knowledge and experience to work fighting for and protecting the rights of the accused. Elizabeth is an outstanding advocate and we are thrilled to have her on our team here at The Wilson Law Firm.
Elizabeth grew up in Virginia and New Jersey. She graduated from Wellesley College in Wellesley, Massachusetts and Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C. She is a member in good standing of both the Virginia bar and Maryland bar.