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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.

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Bar Membership

Tessa is licensed to practice in the following state:



Tessa is admitted to practice before the following courts:

U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit

U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio

U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio


Local & National Recognition

CALI Award for Excellence, Labor Law

CALI Award for Excellence, Trusts & Estates

CALI Award for Excellence, Family Law

Golden Quill Award for Best Brief, Wiley Rutledge Moot Court Competition

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