Tessa Knueppel joined Carpenter, Hazlewood, Delgado, & Bolen’s Phoenix office in 2021 where she works as an Associate. Tessa practices in the areas of community association law, business law, and litigation. She focuses on general counsel and civil litigation. Prior to joining the firm, Tessa had several years of extensive litigation experience in the criminal law sector as a prosecutor in both the Major Offenders’ and Special Victims’ Divisions. She has successfully tried over 15 jury trials, in addition to bench trials, and received the state-wide award in 2020 for the Arizona Rising Star Prosecutor of the Year.
In additional to criminal prosecution, Tessa has also worked for a bankruptcy and personal injury law firm, clerked for the Environmental Enforcement section at the Arizona Attorney General’s Office, and for the Staff Attorneys at the Arizona Supreme Court. She also has a certification in Law, Science, and Innovation from the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law.
Tessa enjoys traveling, theatre, and drinking copious amounts of coffee.