Terrence K. Knister - Gordon Arata McCollam Duplantis & Eagan LLC

Terrence K. Knister

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2010

Terry Knister has more than 30 years of litigation experience in both bench and jury trials and also on appeal. His practice is concentrated on toxic tort and environmental litigation with an emphasis on class action and mass tort cases. He has served as lead trial counsel in numerous cases involving allegations of personal injury, property devaluation/damage, and remediation as a result of chemical exposure and/or contamination. These matters typically include thousands of plaintiffs seeking extensive monetary damages. Terry's focus is developing trial strategy for these cases that includes formulating concise discovery for obtaining the most information for the least cost. He specializes in selecting key expert and fact witnesses and preparing them for effective testimony at trial. Terry also has in-depth experience in cases involving antitrust, maritime personal injury, ERISA, workers' compensation, products liability, premises liability, employee/employer relations, redhibition and individual chemical exposure.

In addition to being admitted to practice before all state and federal courts in Louisiana and Mississippi, Terry is also admitted to practice in the U.S. Supreme Court, the U. S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and on a pro hac vice basis in courts in Texas, Illinois and California.


  • Louisiana Bar Foundation - Louis Moreau-Lislet Fellow
  • Listed in Louisiana SuperLawyers

University of MississippiBA 1978University of MississippiJ.D. 1981
Louisiana State Bar AssociationMississippi Bar Association

Office Location

201 Saint Charles Avenue, 40th Floor
New Orleans, LA 70170-4000
United States

Practice Areas

Environmental Law (Litigation)

Other Information

Gender: Male