Tessa has a general litigation practice with a focus on complex commercial disputes. Tessa also has experience advising clients in regulatory investigations and bankruptcy matters.

Before joining Poulus Ensom Smith LLP, Tessa practiced at a top international law firm in New York where she developed a broad complex commercial and antitrust practice. Tessa worked on numerous constitutional appeals for pro bono clients and spent time volunteering for the Innocence Project.

During law school, Tessa worked at Downtown Legal Services in their criminal law division, managing numerous files and successfully appearing on behalf of clients at the Superior Court of Justice. Tessa was also a summer student at an international law firm in their Toronto office and focused on class action litigation.

Legal Assistant:
Helen Ware
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  • Juris Doctor, University of Toronto, 2021
  • Bachelor of Arts, Queens University, 2016

Bar Admission

  • British Columbia, 2023
  • Ontario, 2023
  • New York, 2022