Foley & Mansfield
Foley & Mansfield

Tessa A. Mansfield

Attorney - Minneapolis


Bar Admissions: Minnesota

Practice Groups: Commercial Litigation, Employment Law & Litigation, Real Estate

Education: William Mitchell College of Law, 2014, JD - magna cum laude; University of Minnesota, 2008, B.A., Anthropology

Memberships: Minnesota State Bar Association; American Bar Association; Hennepin County Bar Association; American Immigration Lawyers Association


Tessa Mansfield is an attorney in Foley & Mansfield’s Minneapolis office. She practices in the areas of commercial litigation, employment and real estate.

Tessa represents mortgage lenders in foreclosure-related matters. She also has experience defending employers against discrimination and retaliation claims.

During law school, Tessa was a student attorney with the Edina City prosecutor, assisting in misdemeanor cases. Her role included appearing in front of the judge for initial arraignment, discussing options and possible plea deals with pro se defendants, presenting plea deals to the judge, preparing memoranda of law for various motions, and engaging in other research. She also was a staff member on the William Mitchell Law Review.



Workplace Internet and Email Restrictions Versus Employee Rights: A Balancing Act

Tessa Mansfield provides guidance on business internet and email policies.


North Star Program Recognizes Foley & Mansfield Attorneys for 2016 Pro Bono Service

Foley & Mansfield is pleased to announce that Lisa Lamm Bachman, Tessa Mansfield and Wyatt Partridge have been named 2016 North Star Lawyers by The Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA).


Foley & Mansfield Champions Gender Parity; Firm Named #2 in National Law Journal Women in Law Rankings

Foley & Mansfield is pleased to announce that the firm has been named #2 among the National Law Journal Women in Law rankings, and has again been listed among the nation's largest law firms – the NLJ 500. The firm ranked #271 in the annual listing, which this year was expanded to include the top 500 law firms in the nation.



  • North Star Pro Bono Lawyer, MSBA - 2015, 2016


  • Tessa maintains a close connection with Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid, including volunteering at occasional clinics and arranging referrals to pro bono attorneys outside of legal aid.
  • Tessa has volunteered for the Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid in the Immigration Law Project, primarily serving immigrant women who were victims of crime and/or domestic violence. She assisted clients in obtaining visas based on their cooperation in the prosecution of crime or under the provisions of the Violence Against Women Act. She also assisted immigrant children in obtaining Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. 


"Workplace Internet and Email Restrictions Versus Employee Rights: A Balancing Act", Attorney at Law Magazine/C-Level Magazine, August, 2017. Read this Article.