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Strong research skills and the ability to distill large amounts of information into effective fact sets are key to Tessa’s effectiveness as a litigator.

Tessa’s background in the natural sciences and mathematics provide a strong foundation for her career as a litigator. Tessa combines a practical approach to problem-solving and the ability to review large quantities of data and information to build and refine her clients’ litigation strategies.

Tessa has assisted litigation teams in connection with wide range of tasks at each phase of litigation, including drafting pleadings, discovery, motions, and trial materials, as well as conducting preparation for depositions, mediations, and investigatory interviews by various state and federal agencies. Her clients have included insurance companies and healthcare providers, among others, involved in both state and federal litigation, and she has helped defend clients against a variety of claims, including those involving employment law, professional liability, property and premises liability, and healthcare regulation.

Prior to entering private practice, Tessa served as a law clerk with the Denver office of the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission, where she assisted in drafting administrative law decisions and orders with supporting authority from OSHRC and appellate court decisions.




  • J.D., University of Colorado Law School
    • Health Law Certificate
    • CU OUTlaw, President
  • B.S., State University of New York at Geneseo
    • Biology & Mathematics (majors); Human Development (minor)


  • Colorado
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit

Professional Memberships and Certifications

  • Colorado Bar Association

I’m receiving opportunities that I likely wouldn’t receive elsewhere…Our partners want to give me as many opportunities as I am ready for.

  • Served as part of a litigation team that obtained judgment in favor of an insurance carrier client that faced claims of breach of contract, common law bad faith, and statutory violation of C.R.S. ยงยง 10-3-1115 and 1116.
Outside the Office

Tessa is an active Coloradan who enjoys hiking in the Rocky Mountains and paddle boarding with her dog, Maple. She also enjoys exploring the many dog friendly breweries in Denver and attending concerts at Red Rocks Amphitheater. 

Community Leadership
  • Member & Fundraising and Social Committee Chair, Center for Legal Inclusiveness, Young Lawyer Division