Tessa Heinen


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
Highland Park High School Dallas, TX Graduate, May 2004


Hofheinz Heinen PLLC Dallas, TX

Managing Member and Attorney at Law, 2017-present

Law Office of Tessa Hofheinz Heinen Dallas, TX

Attorney at Law, 2013-2017

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

Professional Speaking and Publications

“Starting a Law Practice,” Invited Speaker, St. Mary’s University School of Law, June 2019

“Balancing Fiduciary and Beneficiary Interests,” Invited Speaker, State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting, June 2018

“Probate and Trust Update – Powers of Attorney Act,” Invited Speaker, State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting, June 2017

"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, 2013 - present

General Practice and Solo Section, Member, 2014-present, Chair 2021, Chair-Elect 2020-2021, Secretary 2019-2020, Section Council Member, 2015-2021

The College of the State Bar of Texas, Member, 2014-2021

Patrick E. Higginbotham Inn of Court, Member, 2014-2016

Dallas Bar Association, Member, 2013-2015

Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, Member, 2013-2015

Community and Social Activities

Montessori Children’s House and School, Parent’s Club Vice-President, 2019-present

Destination Imagination, Mid-Cities Regional Challenge Master, 2020-present; Head Appraiser, 2014-2019; Volunteer Challenge Appraiser, 2011-2013

Junior League of Dallas, Active Member, 2014-present

University of Texas Exes, Life Member, 2007- present

Young Women’s Alliance, Member, 2009-2010

Innocence Project of Texas, Volunteer

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

Women's Rugby, Team Member 2005