Tera Sherman Edwards


Tera Sherman Edwards is the Administrative Partner in the Cleveland Office of Lewis Brisbois and has a successful track record of representing clients in cases and matters involving business disputes, trucking and transportation, general liability, insurance defense, professional liability, catastrophic injuries, insurance matters, premise liability, employment and products liability. She has practiced in a variety of jurisdictions across the country and represented both corporate and individual clients from a variety of different fields and backgrounds with great success. Tera is a litigator and an aggressive trial lawyer with experience at both the federal and state court levels. She has handled numerous arbitrations, mediations and administrative proceedings with successful outcomes for her clients. 

Prior to joining Lewis Brisbois, Tera worked at a law firm representing large insurance companies. She also previously worked as a Staff Attorney for two Common Pleas Court Judges in Geauga County, Ohio. 


  • Represented various companies in multidistrict litigation and state and federal courts in jurisdictions across the country. 
  • Successfully tried a wrongful termination/breach of contract dispute and obtained a defense verdict.
  • Successfully tried a complex business litigation matter involving allegations of fraud and obtained a directed verdict for one of her clients. 
  • Experience litigating bodily injury and catastrophic injury cases. 
  • Extensive experience in negotiating settlements in bodily injury, catastrophic injury, and wrongful death cases. 
  • Obtained favorable settlements for numerous business disputes.
  • Obtained numerous summary judgment awards in breach of contract, personal injury, and premises liability cases. 

Professional Presentations

  • Presenter, “The Jury Game,” Magna Legal Services, March 16, 2023
  • Presenter, "Damages Anchoring," Magna Legal Services, December 14, 2022
  • Presenter, “Battle of the Experts,” Magna Legal Services, December 8, 2022
  • Competitor, “Chopped for Chop Mock Trial Competition,” Magna Legal Services, June 23, 2022
  • Moderator, “Female Law Firm Leaders and Rainmakers,” Ladder Down, Cle., August 17, 2022
  • Moderator, “Wisdom from the Bench,” Ladder Down, Cle., May 18, 2022


  • State Bar Admissions
    • Ohio
  • United States District Courts
    • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
    • United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
    • United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio



U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio


  • Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel
  • Member, Ladder Down Cleveland Executive Committee, 2022 - Present
  • Graduate, Ladder Down Cleveland, 2021
  • Member, Ohio State Bar Association

Awards & Honors

Best Lawyers in America® - 'Best Lawyers' Insurance Law (2024)


Ohio Northern University, Claude W. Pettit College of Law

Juris Doctor, 2013

The University of Dayton

Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, 2010

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