Litigation & Arbitration


Tess Messiha is an Associate in the Firm’s Litigation & Arbitration Practice Group.

Prior to joining Brown Rudnick, Tess was a Summer Associate with the Firm and worked on litigation and white-collar matters. She was a Legal Extern to the IRS Office of Chief Counsel, appearing in tax court on behalf of the IRS Counsel. Previously, Tess was a Judicial Extern to the Honorable Richard D. Fybel, California Court of Appeal, Fourth District.

As an officer in the U.S. Navy, Tess served as a Country Desk Officer at Sixth Fleet Command in Europe, planning and executing high-level engagements. She also served as a Surface Warfare Officer based out of San Diego and completed two international deployments.



University of California, Irvine School of Law – J.D., 2020
United States Naval Academy – B.S., 2010

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Awards and Honors
UCLA Law Pro Bono Awards