Meet Terri Mobley! Terri was born and raised in Athens. She graduated from Clarke Central High School, and from Athens Technical College with an Associate’s Degree in Paralegal Studies. Terri works in Athens at the Law Office of John F. Lyndon and is the Volunteer Coordinator of the Athens Access to Justice Initiative. Terri lives in Watkinsville with her daughter, Mary Carson, and two dogs Bourbon and Maggie. She enjoys running, gardening, drinking wine with friends and yoga in her free time.
What led to or inspired your current career?
The position that I had at St. Mary’s Hospital had been done away with so I didn’t have a job. I had always been interested in law, and when I was much younger thought I wanted to be a lawyer. Being a paralegal seemed like a good choice and I’m happy I did it! Most recently I started being the coordinator for a legal clinic here. I do all of the emailing, coordinating volunteers, refreshments, and attorneys, and getting everything set up and running for the clinic on the Saturdays that we do them. It is the Athens Access to Justice Initiative and we do legal clinics, providing free legal advice for members of the community one Saturday per month. We have attorneys from all different areas of law, family law, immigration, civil, torts, criminal, etc. If you have a legal question you can go there and get an answer and help to get you on the road to actually figuring out your problem.
If you could see any artist dead or alive, at The Georgia Theatre, who would it be?
The Beatles or Freddie Mercury and Queen.
If you could travel anywhere in the world right now, where would it be and why?
Bora Bora. I want to stay in one of those little huts that is on the water with adult drinks with an umbrella in it.
What is your favorite restaurant in Athens, and what do you love there?
My favorite casual restaurant is Cali-N-Titos, and the fish burrito is delicious.
What place in Athens do you think of that makes you the most nostalgic about Athens?
Milledge Circle in the fall when the Ginko trees are golden.
What is your favorite movie, or what is the first movie you ever saw in a theatre?
The first movie I ever saw was The Sound of Music at the drive-in theatre that was here in Athens up off of the Atlanta Highway.
What is your favorite thing to do in Athens?
Tailgate before a Georgia Football game.
What is something interesting that most people don’t know about you?
I volunteered for the Super Bowl. Most people do not know that about me.
What are three words or phrases that come to mind when you think of the word “home”?
My kids, cooking/hanging out in the kitchen with a glass of wine and working in my garden