Terah Moxley


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Practice Areas

  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Appellate Law
  • Commercial/Business Litigation

When asked to name the thing she likes most about her job, Terah instead names two. “Inside the courtroom, I’m an advocate. Outside, I’m a counselor.” As an advocate, Terah bases her strategy on specific goals developed with her clients. As a counselor, she helps her clients define what those goals may be. Terah understands the paint-by-number approach to lawyering doesn’t work. Everyone’s situation is unique, and she works hard to find unique ways to help. She prides herself on being a lawyer that listens.

Terah graduated first in her class from the Baylor University School of Law. In the years since, she’s focused her practice on Labor and Employment Law, an area in which she’s become certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Certification is an achievement that less than 1% of Texas attorneys specializing in labor & employment law reach and requires that they take part in rigorous continuing education courses. “This is an area of the law that’s always changing,” Terah says. “There’s always something new to learn. I like that it keeps me on my toes.”

In addition to her practice, Terah has honed her leadership skills through her work with the Junior League of Dallas, which partners with nonprofits from across Dallas County on worthy causes such as education, poverty intervention, and arts & cultural enrichment. When she’s not working or volunteering, Terah enjoys waking up early on the weekends to watch English soccer.

Experience and Expertise

Terah represents employers in all aspects of employment law, including defending employers from claims for discrimination, harassment, and retaliation under Title VII, 42 U.S.C. § 1981, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Texas Labor Code. Terah also counsels clients on various day-to-day employment issues such as FMLA compliance, proper classification under the FLSA, non-competition agreements, discipline and termination decisions, and accommodation under the ADA. Terah also has experience representing clients before state and federal appellate courts.

Education And Certifications

J.D., Baylor University School of Law (2010), magna cum laude

  • Highest Ranking Student in Graduating Class
  • Technical Editor, Baylor Law Review
  • Member, ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition
  • Member, TYLA Moot Court Competition
  • Member, New York Bar Association National Moot Court Competition
  • Semi-Finalist, Dawson & Sodd Intraschool Moot Court Competition
  • Order of Barristers

B.A., Texas Christian University (2004)

  • Political Science

Board Certified in Labor & Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization (2016-present)


State Bar of Texas

United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas

United States District Court for the Western District of Texas

United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas

Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals


Member, State Bar of Texas

  • Labor & Employment Law Section
  • Appellate Section

Member, Dallas Bar Association

  • Labor & Employment Law Section
  • Appellate Section

Member, Texas Young Lawyers Association

Member, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers

Member, Dallas Women Lawyers Association


Community Activities

Member, Junior League of Dallas

  • Leadership Council - 2019-2020

Member, Texas Women's Foundation   

  • XIX Society – Young Professional Member

Board Member (ex officio), Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas

Prior Work Experience

Associate, Smith & Cross, L.L.P., Fort Worth (2010-2011)

Professional Achievements

Recognized, Best Lawyers in Dallas, as published in D Magazine (2021)

Recognized, Texas Rising Star, Thomson Reuters, as published in Texas Monthly (2018-2021)

Recognized, Top 50 Women: Texas Rising Stars, Thomson Reuters, as published in Texas Monthly (2021)

Recognized, Best Lawyers Under 40, D Magazine (2020-2021)


Do You Speak Emoji? - Headnotes - Dallas Bar Association - 04/2019 - Co-author

How to Survive the Holidays: 6 Legal Landmines to Avoid - 12/05/2018 - Author

Taking a Step Back: The Impact of the Sudden Halt on the New Overtime Rules – American Bar Association - The Woman Advocate – 01/2017 – Co-author

Stalled Overtime Rules May Still Impact Your "Always on" Employees – Dallas Bar Association Headnotes – 01/2017 – Co-author

Joint-Employer Status: A New Frontier – State Bar of Texas, Legal Issues in the Hospitality Industry – 11/2015 – Co-author

A Tale of Two Statutes: Employee Leave Under the FMLA and the ADA – Dallas Bar Association Headnotes – 01/2014 – Co-author


How to Survive the Holidays:  Seven Legal Landmines to Avoid – Women’s Business Council-Southwest, Harvesting Partnerships Symposium – 11/2018 - Presenter

What's on the Horizon for the Trump Administration and Employment Laws? – Dallas Bar Association, Labor & Employment Section – 02/2017 – Panelist

Pre-Employment Considerations and Lawsuits – DallasHR Legal Exchange Conference, Legal Round-Up – 01/2016 – Presenter