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A native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Attorney Terrel T. Kent is a proud 2003 honor graduate of McKinley Senior High School. Attorney Kent earned a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Southern University and A&M College in 2007. Ms. Kent was active in several organizations at Southern University including the honor’s college, the Southern University Concert Choir, the Greater King David Orchestra, and Mu Phi Epsilon International Music Fraternity. Ms. Kent is a spring 2005 initiate of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Beta Psi Chapter.
Immediately following her tenure at Southern University, Ms. Kent enrolled in Southern University Law Center where she was active on several Student Bar Association committees, a member of the Sports and Entertainment Legal Association, Women in Law, Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, and the National Black Law Students Association. To enhance her legal education Ms. Kent participated in Southern University Law Center’s Study Abroad program in London, UK where she completed coursework in international criminal law and comparative constitutional law. She earned her Juris Doctor from Southern University Law Center in May 2010. Attorney Kent was sworn into the Louisiana State Bar by the Louisiana Supreme Court on October 21, 2010.
Terrel T. Kent is currently an Assistant District Attorney in the East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney’s Office where she prosecutes misdemeanor and felony cases. Prior to joining the Office of the District Attorney Ms. Kent served as Staff Attorney to Judge Donald R. Johnson in the Nineteenth Judicial District Court of Louisiana. She also gained valuable experience at the Nineteenth Judicial District Court while working in the offices of Judge Wilson Fields and Judge Trudy White, respectively.
Attorney Kent is a life member of the Southern University Alumni Federation. She is also active in various professional and civic organizations such as the National Black Prosecutors Association, Louisiana District Attorney’s Association, Baton Rouge Bar Association, Louisiana State Bar Association, Mystic Krewe of Nyx, and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. She is the International Fifth Vice President of Mu Phi Epsilon International Professional Music Fraternity, Incorporated. She also serves as legal counsel to Music Greeks, Incorporated. Attorney Kent also serves on the Board of Directors for Big Buddy – Baton Rouge. She previously served on the administrative board of The Debose Foundation, fulfilling an active role in the planning and execution of its annual fine arts festival and piano competition. Although she is involved in numerous professional and civic organizations, Ms. Kent enjoys cooking, collecting vinyl records, playing the violin, and attending sporting events in her spare time.