Teri Mai is a self-made woman who used education and a strong work ethic to build the life she enjoys today. Born and raised in Texas, she enrolled in the New College Program at St. Edward’s University at age 29 while working full time. By the time she graduated, she wore three hats – mom, legal secretary and recent college graduate. 

Of note, her daughter graduated Pre-K the same month she graduated from St. Edward’s. At age 55, Teri moved to Jacksonville, Florida and put herself through law school at Florida Coastal School of Law.  She eventually accepted an associate attorney position in the complex litigation group at Morgan & Morgan, P.A. 

A job offer from the Small Business Administration in 2020 allowed her to move to Middle Tennessee to be closer to family. After returning to work with Morgan & Morgan in 2022, she applied for admission to the Bar of the Supreme Court of Tennessee. This application is currently pending.

Teri is a life-long Democrat. As a teenager, she supported Democratic Senator George McGovern’s campaign for U.S. President in 1972 by handing out flyers.  She says, “I was too young to vote, but not too young to have an opinion!” Since then, Teri has learned to use her voice, professionally and as a private citizen, to advocate for fairness, accountability and transparency. She promotes strong public education, common sense gun legislation, women’s reproductive rights and free and fair elections. Above all, she strongly believes legislators are elected to work for their constituents, not special interest groups or super-PACs.