M. Tess O’Brien-Heinzen and Evan B. Tenebruso Named Partners

Boardman Clark is proud to announce that M. Tess O'Brien-Heinzen and Evan B. Tenebruso have been named as the firm’s newest partners. The two were unanimously elected to the partnership.

Having been with the firm for 24 years, Tess’ practice primarily involves School Law. She regularly provides legal consultation to school districts, and institutes of higher education on their obligations under state and federal laws for student-related issues, often focusing on students with disabilities and other special needs. Tess is also a member of the Litigation Practice Group and is co-chair of the Non-profit practice group.

“Tess is a gifted attorney who has developed a statewide reputation in several school law-related areas, including special education and charter schools.  Boardman Clark is fortunate to welcome her to the partnership,” said partner Richard Heinemann.

Evan is a trial lawyer who represents insurance companies, individuals, and businesses in tort litigation disputes and other lawsuits. Since joining the firm in 2014, Evan has regularly obtained favorable results for clients at all stages of litigation. He frequently provides pro bono representation to domestic abuse victims through Domestic Abuse Intervention Services (DAIS).

“Evan is a terrific litigator and a rising star for our litigation team,” said Richard. “Boardman Clark is thrilled to welcome him to the partnership.”

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