Tessan Wess


  • location icon Portland, OR
    888 SW Fifth Avenue
    Suite 900
    Portland, OR 97204

Tessan Wess is an associate in the Portland office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Products Liability Practice. She focuses on complex litigation, including defense of employment, products liability and professional liability cases. Tessan has worked on cases alleging serious personal injuries including severe burns, traumatic brain injury, amputation and sexual abuse. She has litigated multifaceted asbestos claims to successful resolution. Tessan manages employment matters of all kinds, including complaint investigations, early dispute resolution, administrative charges, and litigation. She graduated from law school and began her legal career in Florida before moving to Portland in 2013.


Article, "Recreational Marijuana and Insurance Coverage Considerations," The Verdict (Issue 3, 2015)

Professional Presentations

  • Speaker, Don’t Leave! The Heartbreak of Handling Employee Leaves of Absence, Oregon Association of Legal Administrators (ALA) Human Resources Management Meeting, February 2019
  • Speaker, Who? What? Where? Sorting Out Coverage in an Increasingly Small World, OADC Annual Convention, June 2018
  • Speaker, Sticky Green: Legal Implications of Marijuana Legalization, OADC Annual Convention, June 2015
  • Speaker, Let’s Be Blunt: Clearing the Haze Surrounding Legalized Marijuana, CPCU All Industry Day, November 2014


  • State Bar Admissions
    • Florida
    • Oregon
    • Washington
  • United States District Courts
    • United States District Court for the District of Oregon
    • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Washington
    • United States District Court for the Western District of Washington





U.S. District Court of Oregon

U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington


  • Chair, Coverage Section, Oregon Association of Defense Counsel

Awards & Honors

Super Lawyer Rising Star in Oregon, 2018


Nova Southeastern University

Juris Doctor, 2010

University of Central Florida

Bachelor of Science, 2007

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