Terry concentrates her practice in the energy and utility industries and has significant experience in state regulatory, litigation, transactional, legislative, and appellate matters. She works extensively with other aspects of public utility regulation, access to public records, competition, construction of new facilities, customer-specific contracts, alternative regulation and deregulation, energy efficiency, demand side management, energy policy, and renewable energy and advises on energy storage and utility of the future strategies.

In addition, Terry counsels clients on matters pertaining to environmental compliance, excess earnings, fair value, fuel cost adjustments, purchased power, and mergers and acquisitions. She also advises on nuclear energy cost recovery issues, pole attachments, regional transmission organizations, renewables, reverse rate cases, Smart Grid, tariff changes, regulatory compliance, telecommunications, and other regulatory matters.

Terry’s mix of litigation skills and regulatory savvy uniquely positions her when guiding clients through this constantly evolving industry. Notably, she has negotiated comprehensive settlements in two recent major general rate cases. Terry applies her people skills and productive negotiation approach to legislation and regulatory compliance, litigation, appellate counsel, and transactional matters. She provides answers to complex questions that are on-point in terms of the law and regulatory climate yet practical for her clients.

Prior to private practice, Terry worked in the radio broadcasting and communications industry. She utilizes this experience to advise clients on crisis communications, media interviews, and cross-examination for hearings.



  • Honoree, Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (2023-2024)

  • Honoree, Best Lawyers in America (2003-2020, 2022-2024)

  • “Lawyer of the Year” Honoree for Energy Law in Indianapolis, Best Lawyers in America (2017)

  • Honoree, Women in the Law, Best Lawyers in America (2017)

  • Honoree, Indiana Super Lawyers (2004-2010)

  • Honoree, Super Lawyers Corporate Counsel Edition (2009)

  • AV Peer Review Rated (Preeminent), LexisNexis/Martindale-Hubbell

All Service Areas


  • Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law (1987)
  • Butler University (1983)


  • State - Indiana
  • Federal - Northern District of Indiana
  • Federal - Southern District of Indiana

Professional Affiliations

  • Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission

    Former member, Practice and Procedures Committee

  • Indiana State Bar Association

    Former chair, Utility Law Section
    Former member, Certification of Specialties Committee

Community Involvement

  • United Way of Central Indiana

    Member, Tocqueville Society