Jardine Logan & O`Brien P.L.L.P.

*Tessa M. McEllistrem

Lake Elmo
Office Phone: 651.290.6541
Email: tmcellistrem@jlolaw.com
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Practice Areas

  • Appellate
  • Auto / Fleet
  • Construction Liability
  • Coverage
  • Employer Liability
  • Environmental / Toxic Tort
  • General Liability
  • Other Areas
  • Premises / Dram Shop
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Property
  • Trucking / Transportation
  • Workers’ Compensation
Tessa McEllistrem is a partner with Jardine, Logan & O’Brien, P.L.L.P. She joined the firm in 2014. She practices in state and federal courts having successfully defended municipalities, government entities, businesses and corporations. She works with her clients in order to advise them from the beginning stages of litigation through trial. Tessa works primarily in the areas of government liability, motor vehicle liability, and employment law. She has a broad range of success in defending her clients from small claims in conciliation court all the way to successfully defending government entities in large class action lawsuits. Tessa has extensive experience in state and federal court arguing motion hearings, handling jury trials, and arguing appellate motions.

Prior to joining the firm, Tessa was a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Janet N. Poston in Hennepin County. While attending law school, she clerked at a personal injury law firm, and was a research assistant at the Public Health Law Center.


  • J.D. William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota (2010)
  • · B.A. St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota,
  • Major: Economics (2007)

Bar Admissions

  • · Minnesota (2010)
  • · Wisconsin (2023)
  • · U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota (2014)
  • · U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit (2016)

Awards And Honors

  • Selected for inclusion in the 2022 Minnesota Super Lawyers list by Super Lawyers®, a Thomson Reuters business
  • · Selected for inclusion in the 2017-2020 Minnesota Rising Stars list by Super Lawyers®, a Thomson Reuters business


  • Government Liability
  • · Motor Vehicle Liability
  • · Employment Law
  • · Construction Law
  • · Civil Litigation
  • · Appellate
  • · Environmental
  • · General Liability
  • · Premises/Dram Shop
  • · Product Liability
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