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Tessa represents employers in all aspects of employment law. She litigates and advises clients on matters involving wrongful terminations, employment discrimination, wage and hour law, non-competition agreements, trade secrets, and OSHA. Tessa also proactively assists clients with issues such as contract disputes, disciplinary matters, terminations, and other personnel policies and concerns.

Originally from West Chester, Ohio, Tessa earned her B.A. in political science and Spanish from The Ohio State University. She then moved to St. Louis where she earned her Juris Doctor from Washington University School of Law. Tessa is dedicated to giving back to the Cincinnati community as a member of the Board of Girls on the Run Greater Cincinnati and the ArtsWave Young Professionals Committee.

Other Info About Tessa


Law School

Washington University School of Law, J.D., 2015, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif
Chief Notes Editor, Washington University Law Review
Staff Editor, Washington University Law Review

Undergraduate School

The Ohio State University, B.A., Political Science & Spanish, 2012, magna cum laude


Tessa served as a clerk for the court(s) and judge(s) below:

Legal Intern for the Honorable Audrey G. Fleissig, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri.

Bar Memberships

Tessa is licensed to practice in the following state(s):



Tessa is admitted to practice before the following court(s):

U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit

U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio

U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio

Ohio Supreme Court


Local & National Recognition

PLEDGE (Promoting Lawyer Excellence & Driving Gender Equality) 2021 Honoree, John W. Peck Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky Chapter of the Federal Bar Association

Ohio Rising Stars®, Employment Defense – Litigation, 2021

YWCA Rising Star, Class of 2020

United Way Board Orientation & Leadership Development (“BOLD”) Program, Class of 2016

Professional Affiliations

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section

Ohio State Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section

Cincinnati Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section

Ohio Women’s Bar Association

Civic Activities

Civic & Charitable Organizations

Girls on the Run of Greater Cincinnati, Inc., Board Member

ArtsWave Young Professionals Committee, Member

Board Orientation and Leadership Development Program, United Way of Greater Cincinnati, Spring 2016

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