Terri C. Higdon
Legal Assistant

Terri Higdon is an associate lawyer at the St. John’s office of Cox & Palmer. Originally from Trinity Bay, she obtained a Bachelor of Nursing degree from Memorial University in 2004 and a Bachelor of Laws degree and a Health Law and Policy Specialization from Dalhousie University’s Schulich School of Law in 2010.  She was called to the Newfoundland and Labrador Bar in 2011.  Terri has appeared before all levels of Court in the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador, as well as the Federal Court of Appeal, and has been published or cited by numerous legal publications.  She has advised and represented large corporations in relation to access to information matters and litigation both provincially and federally. Terri also retains her nursing license (non-practicing).

Terri’s primary practice areas are insurance and personal injury law, employment and labour law, access law and other civil litigation.


Some of Terri’s most recent experience includes:

  • Providing legal advice to companies regarding employment and labour law issues
  • Assisting with and advising on workplace investigations
  • Drafting employment and other contracts
  • Commencing and defending legal actions both federally and provincially
  • Negotiating contract terms and settlements
  • Conducting legal research on a broad array of legal topics

Bar Admission

  • Newfoundland and Labrador (2011)

Law School

  • Dalhousie University Schulich School of Law


  • Memorial University (BN, 2004)
  • Dalhousie University’s Schulich School of Law (LLB, 2010)

Professional Activities & Affiliations

  • Member, Canadian Defence Lawyers (2018 – )
  • Member, Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers (CACE) (2014 – )
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association (2007 – )

Activities Within Firm

  • Member, Occupational Health and Safety Committee (2011 – present)

Lectures & Presentations

  • ‘Human Rights in the Workplace – Workplace Harassment’, Cox & Palmer Webinar, Co-presenter (November, 2017)
  • ‘A Sobering Review: Workplace Drug & Alcohol Testing (Part 1)’, Cox & Palmer Employment & Labour Law Breakfast Seminar, Panel Member (October, 2016)
  • ‘Slip & Fall Liability’, Cox & Palmer Insurance Law Seminar, Co-presenter (October, 2016)
  • ‘Terminations 101,’ Human Resources Professionals of Newfoundland & Labrador, Co-presenter (May, 2015)
  • ‘Employment & Labour Law: Hot Topic Panel,’ Cox & Palmer Breakfast Seminar, Panel Member (May, 2015)
  • ‘Beware of the Boilerplate: Drafting Effective Employment Contracts,’ Cox & Palmer Breakfast Seminar, Co-presenter (April, 2013)

Law Society Memberships

  • Law Society of Newfoundland & Labrador
  • Canadian Bar Association


  • English