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.
Washington University School of Law, J.D., 2015,Â magna cum laude,Â Order of the Coif
Chief Notes Editor,Â Washington University Law Review
Staff Editor,Â Washington University Law Review
The Ohio State University, B.A., Political Science & Spanish, 2012,Â magna cum laude
Legal Intern for the Honorable Audrey G. Fleissig, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri.
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
PLEDGE (Promoting Lawyer Excellence & Driving Gender Equality) 2021 Honoree, John W. Peck Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky Chapter of the Federal Bar Association
Ohio Rising StarsÂ®, Employment Defense â€“ Litigation, 2021
YWCA Rising Star, Class of 2020
United Way Board Orientation & Leadership Development (â€śBOLDâ€ť) Program, Class of 2016
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 Womenâ€™s Bar Association
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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