Profile

I was born and raised in the Carolina Beach and Wilmington area. I knew that I wanted to practice law from an early age as I watched my grandfather die from a cancer he developed from exposure to asbestos while working as a boilermaker. So, I proceeded to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for my undergraduate and law school studies. I then returned home to begin representing injured workers and disabled individuals trying to obtain their benefits. I have been practicing since 2001 in this area of the law and look forward to helping you in your claim.


EDUCATION:   

The University of North Carolina School of Law
J.D. May 2001
Honors and Activities:
• North Carolina Banking Institute, Articles and Notes Editor
• Child Action, Guardian Ad Litem
• Research Assistant – Professor Walker Blakey 1999-2000
• Externship – NC Attorney General/Representation of Agencies

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science received December 1997
Honors and Activities:
• UNC-University Trademark Scholarship, UNC-Student Stores Scholarship, Masters, Mates, and Pilots Plans Health and Benefit Scholarship, Civitan Scholarship
• Honors Semester Abroad in London, England
• Pi Sigma Alpha and Golden Key National Honor Society

EXPERIENCE: 

Attorney, The Law Offices of Kathleen Shannon Glancy
Wilmington, North Carolina, July 2001 – March 2012
• Handled Matters at Many Levels of Workers’ Compensation Litigation Including Mediated Settlement Conferences, Hearings at the Deputy Commissioner and Full Commission Levels, and Appeals to the North Carolina Court of Appeals
• Handled Social Security Disability Hearings
• Experience Handling Claims in Many Areas of Workers’ Compensation Including Claims Involving Traumatic Injuries By Accident, Occupational Diseases, Chemical Exposure, Psychological Issues, and Permanent and Total Cases

Attorney, The Law Office of Terrie Haydu Aberle, P.A.
Carolina Beach, North Carolina, March 2012 – Present
• Handled Matters at Many Levels of Workers’ Compensation Litigation and Social Security Disability

PUBLICATIONS:

Getting Paid in Worker’s Compensation Cases: Penalties, Attorney’s Fees, and Interest on Full Commission Awards published in Trial Briefs, 2003

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:

Member of the New Hanover County Bar Association, the North Carolina Bar Association, and the North Carolina Advocates for Justice, National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives

CERTIFICATIONS:

Board Certified Specialist in Workers’ Compensation Law by the North Carolina State Bar