Tessa F. M. Briggs
Ms. Briggs has been a litigator since 2011, successfully representing her clients in child support (including Department of Child Support Services cases), spousal support, custody, visitation, property division, paternity and divorce matters. Ms. Briggs became a Certified Family Law Specialist (as Certified by the California State Board of Legal Specialization) in 2016. Before moving to Monterey area she practiced in Sacramento, Placer, El Dorado, Shasta, Glenn, Butte, and Tehama Counties. Ms. Briggs advocates aggressively for her clients and believes the best outcomes are possible when clients are well-informed of the potential benefits and risks of every litigation decision. She has been mentored her entire career by other Certified Family Law Specialists.
Education & Admissions:
Ms. Briggs earned her Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from California State University, Sacramento in 2006 where she appeared on the Deans Honor Roll numerous times.She received her law degree in 2009 from the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law where she was awarded Top Honors in Trial Advocacy. She was admitted to the California Bar Association in 2010.
Ms. Briggs is a member of the Monterey County Bar Association, the California Bar Association, and the Association of Certified Family Law Specialists (ACFLS). She is on the ACFLS’s outreach committee for Monterey County. Prior to fulfilling a lifelong dream to relocate to Monterey County, Ms. Briggs was the Committee Chair of the Shasta-Trinity Bar Association Family Law Committee, was on the Board of Directors for Tehama Head Start, and spent several years as a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate for foster children).