Tessa Arnold is originally from Whittier, California. Ms. Arnold moved to New Orleans in 2006 to attend Tulane University, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in English Literature. During her undergraduate education, her studies were devoted to Feminist Literary Theory and Psychology, concentrating on Gender & Sexuality and Early Childhood Development.
Ms. Arnold subsequently attended Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, where she earned her Juris Doctor in 2015. Prior to joining Morris Bart, Ms. Arnold went into private practice in the fields of personal injury and family law. Fervently committed to aiding the environment and marginalized persons, Ms. Arnold assisted the Pointe-au-Chien Native American Tribe in their suit against BP following the Deepwater Horizon disaster. She also offered pro bono services through the Veterans Legal Institute to procure discharge upgrades for former service members.
Ms. Arnold is the Junior Chairman and Conservation Chairman for the JGW Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She was bestowed the chapter’s Outstanding Junior Award for the years 2020 and 2021.
- B.S., Tulane University
- J.D., Loyola University College of Law
Professional Affiliations & Memberships
- Louisiana State Bar Association
Admitted to Practice