Tessie joined the office in 1981 after graduating from Loyola Law School. She focuses her practice in the areas of personal injury, real estate, successions and family/adoption law. She has handled real estate matters for some of the same clients for over 30 years in the New Orleans area. She also worked for 23 years for the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services. During that time she became an authority on the Louisiana Children’s Code and Procedure. Her knowledge and experience are integral to our Family/Adoption law practice areas.