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Heather Tessmer

Family Attorney at San Antonio, TX

4.7   30 reviews
  • Licensed for 24 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1999
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Heather

Learn Heather’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Family
    30%
    Our Attorneys and staff are strong proponents of marriage and would love to see couples stay happily together forever. But the reality is that marriages do fail and sometimes divorce is the answer.

    12 years

  2. Child custody
    20%
    Our goal at Tessmer Law Firm, PLLC is to help you resolve custody and visitation issues, always keeping the best interests of your children as a priority.

  3. Divorce and separation
    20%
    We will listen to you and we will advise you of ALL your options under the law and help you make the decisions necessary to protect your rights, your children, and your assets.

  4. Estate planning
    20%
    An estate plan is much more than simply preparing for your death. Without a comprehensive will, the unnecessary burden of probating your estate will be placed on your loved ones and the legal consultation will be expensive and time consuming.

    12 years

  5. Mediation
    5%
    The attorneys at Tessmer Law Firm, PLLC, can explain the collaborative process and help you decide if it is right for your situation.

  6. Personal injury
    3%

    12 years

  7. Workers compensation
    2%

    12 years

Heather Tessmer and her staff are experienced and committed to providing the best legal representation to their clients. 
 
The firm regularly practices in the following areas:  Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support, Personal Injury, Wills, Probate and Estate Planning, Guardianship, Business Entity Formation, Mediation, Arbitration, and Subrogation.

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Location

Tessmer Law Firm, P.L.L.C.
7550 IH-10 West
Suite 1201
San Antonio, TX, 78229
Tessmer Law Firm - Boerne Branch
402 East San Antonio
Boerne, TX, 78006
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Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
  30 customer reviews
Posted by Michael | March 8, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
A Guiding Hand During Troubled Times
Somtimes you need a guiding hand you can trust and rely on to give you the concise and decisive legal advice needed during the stressful time of suddenly losing a loved one. That is what I found in the Tessmer Law Firm. I found a compassionate and immediately responsive reply to urgently consult regarding the probate of my brother's estate. I wish to extend my thanks to Ms. Tessmer and her legal team for their help and highly recommend their services.
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Posted by anonymous | November 23, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer
I have worked with Tessmer Law firm in this past year and not only is she the best divorce lawyer in town but she is thoughtful, empathetic and always has your best interest in mind. I would highly recommend!
Posted by Mary | November 17, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Love Heather and team
Great experience with Heather and her associates. From my son's speeding ticket to a couple of Cease and Desist letters, Heather's team took care of me. They listened to my concerns, generated a strategy and executed on it. Highly recommend.
Posted by Melody Zamora | November 16, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
She is the ONE!
Heather Tessmer is the ONE you want in your corner, on your side- she will fight for you! I knew I would be successful in any situation with her by my side!
Posted by Jenille | November 4, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Business
I greatly appreciate Ms. Heathers help with our business. she did a wonderful job in creating our LLC and completed all steps in a timely manner. All her staff are very helpful they answer your calls right away and they respond to emails within a day. I'm so glad we hired her for our business needs.
Posted by Tammy | June 15, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Advice
I hired the Tessmer law firm to help a dear friend, who is also an employee, thru a trying family situation. Heather’s team provided the perfect guidance for us. We will be forever grateful.
Posted by anonymous | May 13, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Simply…the best!
I sought the services of the Tessmer Law Firm to assist with my divorce, and I could not have been more impressed and pleased with this dedicated staff of professionals. Heather Tessmer and her outstanding team is a model for all other legal firms to emulate for their knowledge, attention to detail, timely communication, and legal expertise. In addition to spending critical face-to-face time to understand my personal circumstances and goals, Heather and Christine as my attorneys, along with Heidi, the firm’s paralegal, were consistently available in person, via phone, or through email to answer questions, share updates, clarify legal issues, and provide guidance. I would always receive an answer or recommendation whenever I requested it. The staff is extremely well organized and takes the time to explain everything with helpful information. Charges for services are clear, well documented, and leverage the use of different skill sets to minimize expenses. Heather and Christine were superb in terms of their preparation and legal guidance at all hearing dates, appointments, and mediation. The entire team knew my situation on a personal level and helped me to obtain a resolution that ensured the best outcome for my children and for me. Few things are more reassuring during circumstances as disruptive as a divorce than knowing you have such a caring, experienced, and confident legal group representing your interests. The Tessmer Law Firm is that and more!
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Posted by Eliot | March 20, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Single Father
I was never married but a father to a 5 year old angel. All I wanted was more time with her opposed to just standard custody. Mrs Tessmer listen to my emotional concerns and fought for me. My father/daughter relationship has grown and it’s because of Heather Tessmer
Posted by Blake | August 28, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Attorney in the San Antonio Area!!!! 5+ Stars!
I have had two occasions to engage The Tessmer Law Firm. On both occasions Heather and Team Tessmer performed in an outstanding manner. They were experienced, knowledgeable, skilled and very, very effective. I am very satisfied with the results achieved in both matters. I would definitely engage Heather again if needed. The entire team was professional and supportive. Heather gave us peace of mind during a difficult time and it was clear throughout that she made our best interests her unwavering goal.
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Posted by tara | August 25, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
my experience with mrs. tessmer was impeccable
when I hired heather to help with my case she went to great lengths to help me. she always knew exactly what to do and she was very supportive while doing it. she made me the priority and that is how should always be. she is a fantastic attorney and I would recommend her to anyone, and I have before. she always knows what to do next and what the other side is going to do. she will do everything in her power to make sure you are taken care of. my experience with mrs. tessmer was excellent.
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Posted by anonymous | August 24, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Perfect from Beginning to End
I recently lost my father to cancer. Ms. Tessmer and her staff went above and beyond the call of duty to help me with his affairs. Dad utilized Tessmer Law Firm's services for his estate, trust, and will (and probably some other stuff as well). I accompanied him on most of his visits with the firm and I could tell on our very first visit why he talked so highly of them. Right away he was greeted like an old friend. The firm's staff was so kind, compassionate, and patient with him. Nobody on Ms. Tessmer's staff ever acted like they had something better to do or somewhere else to be. He was treated like family; like he was the only client they had. Even when his visit was over (my dad liked to talk) and it was time to leave, they never acted like he was an inconvenience. A couple years later, after he passed and it was time for me to deal personally with the staff, I received the same kind of treatment. The ladies at the firm remembered my dad, spoke highly of him, like he was a personal friend. They were really comforting for me at a very trying time in my life. I know for a fact that I was not even charged for most of the calls and time I spent with Ms. Tessmer's staff. I'd like to especially commend Christine, Heidi, and Jackie for their time and compassionate attitude from beginning until the end. Ms. Tessmer accompanied me to the courthouse and I know she takes pride in her staff and the firm's reputation as we talked about everything from my dad, to the Spurs, to gardening while we waited. That is why I felt compelled to give her this review after reading what someone else posted recently on this forum. I couldn't believe what I was reading and didn't think it represented at all what I experienced. I was totally satisfied with their services and recommend Ms. Tessmer to all my friends and even some strangers. Thank you, Ms. Tessmer, from the bottom of my heart!
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Posted by Christopher | March 12, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Terrific support
Just completed a mediation process with Heather Tessmer and her team. What an incredible experience. While results can't be guaranteed, ours were phenomenal. What was truly astounding was how Ms. Tessmer predicted ever step of the process. She predicted what the other side would proffer and what our eventual result would be. I hope I never have to go through such an experience again, but if I do, I want Ms. Tessmer and her team sitting by me. They almost made it fun.
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Posted by Robert | November 6, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
World Class Legal Team!!!
If you are looking for a Caring, Compassionate, and Extremely Professional Firm that has the best interests of both you and your Family in mind look no further! I was very fortunate to have found them in the sea of Law Firms in my area. Divorce is not an easy process especially when it involves children. They walked me through the process in it's entirety and informed me of both the Pros and Cons of what I was asking for. During this entire process, my kids were always at the at the fore-front. I was always kept informed of what was happening behind the scenes no matter what actions were taking place. If I had any questions, they were answered in timely manner. All Charges for services rendered were clear and concise. I never had to guess what I was paying for. They were always on time and well prepared for appointments, court dates, and mediation. Throughout the process, I was treated like Family and never like a number! In the end, they were able to fight for my rights as a Father and win my case. I can't thank Ms. Tessmer, Cynthia Smith, Heidi Helstrom, Tammy Fisher, and Jacqueline Cisneros enough!!!
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Posted by D. - a divorce client | October 6, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank You
Thank you, Ms. Tessmer and Team, for working with me step by step. You were so well prepared to appear before the judge, it allowed me to relax. Thank you, as well, for keeping me abreast of all pertinent communications as my case progressed. I appreciate that you always conduct yourselves in a manner as to show moral integrity at all times.
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Posted by Eduardo | September 29, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great experience!
I recently hired Tessmer Law Firm to help me with my Child Support Case. The Attorney General cleared my bank account and claimed I owed several thousand dollars in back child support when I have had physical custody of my Children their entire life. I went to Tessmer Law Firm and Heather Tessmer and her entire team were great and helped me through one of the most difficult and stressful times in my life. They resolved the issues with the Attorney General, cleared the "back child support," and now I have legal custody of my Children. I can't thank them enough for being by my side. I highly recommend Tessmer Law Firm.
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Posted by anonymous | September 22, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Guardianship-Tessmer Law Firm did an execllent job!
I hired Tessmer Law Firm to help me obtain guardianship of my special needs daughter. They have done an amazing job of representing us. It started out as contested, but because Tessmer Law Firm continued to fight for us, we ended up with an agreement. They always responded to my emails and phone messages in a timely manner. I would reccomend Tessmer Law Firm and attorney, Heather Tessmer for any type of legal work that you need done. Not only were they professional, they really seem to care about their clients. They cared about my daughter and the outcome of my case. If at any time I need any additional legal help, I will be calling Tessmer Law Firm!
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Posted by anonymous | April 6, 2015
Personal Injury
Ms. Tessmer & staff, I can never thank you all enough for the professional and personal care you’ve shown me over the course of my case. After my automobile accident I didn't know where to turn. I can’t imagine how difficult this would have been for me without you in my corner. You and your staff went above and beyond to ensure a positive outcome. I dare ANYONE to argue with THIS woman! Forever Grateful, CDRW
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Posted by Jessica | January 22, 2015
Special Needs!
I have all the confidence in the world in this law firm. From Heather Tessmer herself to Cynthia Smith and all staff working under this firm. Long story short, she represented my mother in a custody case after a divorce that happened many years ago. Our story is special because my sister is intellectually disabled. Which means that she will need to be taken care of for the rest of her life. Heather and Cynthia made sure that my father is taking responsibility and covering his share. Having an adult as a dependent is hard enough without worrying about where the money for her daycare will come from. They have solved that for us and are still helping with the ongoing issues that arise. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. If you want someone that's on your side, choose Tessmer Law Firm!
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Posted by Jennifer | October 11, 2014
My Divorce
I hired Tessmer Law Firm this year to handle my divorce after having a bad experience with another local attorney. I was very impressed by the entire legal team from beginning to end...all calls, emails were returned in a timely manner and I never doubted that my case was being handled professionally. Heather helped settle my divorce in mediation, sparing me the expense and stress of court and she was the "rock" I needed in such a terrible time. I would highly recommend Heather Tessmer and her legal team to anyone who is in need of strong legal representation in any matter.
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Posted by Lynn | August 8, 2014
One Of a Kind
Ms. Tessmer and her staff are very professional, yet caring. She not only handled my daughters family law case, but also helped me with my charity ProBono. This is one classy lady! So glad she is on my side! She has the knowledge and tenacity to follow through! I cant say enough great things about this firm!
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Tessmer Law Firm, P.L.L.C.
  • 2001 - Present

Education

  • St. Marys University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1999
  • Angelo State University
  • BBA - Bachelor of Business Administration
  • 1985

Associations

  • State Bar of Texas Pro Bono College
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • San Antonio Bar Foundation
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Rotary International
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Hill Country Women in Business
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas, Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Women's Business Enterprise Alliance
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Bexar County Women's Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • San Antonio Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Kendall County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • The National Association of Women Business Owners
  • Board Member
  • N/A
  • St. Mary’s University Law Alumni Association
  • Board Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Board Certified - Family Law
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • OBIE
  • Outdoor Advertising Association of America
  • 2014
  • 2014 Top Lawyers
  • SA Scene Magazine
  • 2014
  • Volunteer of the Month
  • Community Justice Program
  • 2013
  • Most Improved Company 2013
  • The Alternative Board
  • 2013
  • Top Lawyer
  • Scene in SA Magazine
  • 2013
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Speaking Engagements

  • Building a New or Better Practice
  • Lessons Learned When Going Solo
  • 2017
  • Boerne Champion High School
  • Now You’re Eighteen
  • 2017
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Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (3)
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Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 31
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Heather came in as the opposing party's attorney about a year into the case and a month before mediation. Prior to Heather's involvement, I was having an extremely difficult time getting the case to resolution. Once Heather became involved, she immediately worked with me to get the case ready for mediation and, as a result, we were able to settle the case. Heather was easy to work with and represented her client well."
Family Attorney | Dec 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I worked with Heather on a complex litigation matter as her appellate lawyer. Before the hearing, Heather worked hard to research the available case law & then argued zealously on behalf of her client to the judge. I regularly refer clients in need to Heather because she has demonstrated over & over again that she truly cares about her clients & their well-being. Clients are not just a number to her as they are in some larger law firms. I highly recommend Heather."
Family Attorney | Oct 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Tessmer is a highly respected member of the legal community in San Antonio. She also has a very professional and dedicated staff which speaks volumes about her character not only as an attorney but as an employer as well. She is approachable and is dedicated to providing you with the best legal services she can."
Family Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Heather Tessmer. She conducts herself in a very professional manner, yet advocates for her clients with passion. She is also well-respected in the community."

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San Antonio Family Lawyer Heather Tessmer
Heather Tessmer
Family Attorney
San Antonio, TX
Licensed for 24 years