Tessa Heinen


Education

SMU Dedman School of Law, Dallas, Texas, 2009-2013, J.D. magna cum laude
The University of Texas, Austin, Texas, 2004-2007, Bachelor of Arts in Economics, Minor in Biology


Employment

Hofheinz Heinen PLLC Dallas, TX

Member, 2017-present

Law Office of Tessa Hofheinz Heinen Dallas, TX

Attorney at Law, 2013-present

Law Office of Walter Wm. Hofheinz Dallas, TX

Of Counsel, Attorney, 2013-present

Legal Research Assistant, 2011-2013

SMU Dedman Law Civil Clinic Dallas, TX

Student Attorney with Third Year Bar Card, Spring 2013

DII Industries, LLC Asbestos PI Trust Dallas, TX

Law Clerk, April 2012-March 2013

SMU Dedman School of Law Dallas, TX

Academic Skills Assistance Program, Tutor, 2011-2012

Professor Michaela Cashen, Teaching Assistant, Spring 2012

Judge Irma Ramirez, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas Dallas, TX

Judicial Extern, Fall 2011

Austin Independent School District Austin, TX

Lee Elementary School, Child Care Director, 2010

Child-Care and Substitute Teacher, 2008-2009

Competitive Consulting Austin, TX

Management Training Program, 2008


Publications

"Practical Trust Drafting," Co-Author, State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting, June 2016

"What Litigation Teaches You About Document Drafting," Co-Author, Texas Bar CLE: Essentials for the General Practitioner, December 2014


Professional Activities

"Planning to Conquer the Real World of Private Practice," Invited Speaker, Southern Methodist University, April 2014


Professional Organizations

State Bar of Texas

General Practice and Solo Section, Council Member, 2016-present

The College of the State Bar of Texas, Member, 2014-present

Patrick E. Higginbotham Inn of Court, Member, 2014-2015

Dallas Bar Association, Member, 2013-2015

Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, Member, 2013-2015


Community and Social Activities

Junior League of Dallas, Active Member, 2014-present

Texas Exes, Life Member, 2007- present

Young Women’s Alliance, Member, 2009-2010

Innocence Project of Texas, Volunteer

Longhorn Honeys, Spirit Group Member, 2005-2007; Vice President 2006

Women's Rugby, Team Member 2005