Tessa R. DeVault came to Johnson Law in 2015 after serving as in-house counsel for a large Colorado construction company where she advised business executives on legal issues and mitigated corporate risk through drafting and negotiating contracts. Ms. DeVault currently focuses her practice on representing homeowners and contractors in construction defect and payment disputes. In 2021, she was promoted to partner at Johnson Law.
Ms. DeVault received her undergraduate and law degree from the University of Colorado. She started her legal career clerking three years at a boutique law firm in Steamboat Springs where worked on general civil litigation, real estate, and water rights issues, as well as municipal licensing and approval processes. As a law student at CU Law, Ms. DeVault joined the City of Boulder Attorney’s Office prosecuting two bench trials and advised city representatives on a variety of legal topics. After law school, Ms. DeVault clerked for the Honorable Patrick T. Murphy, Chief Judge of the Seventeenth Judicial District. She worked on a mixed docket handling cases and drafting judicial orders on county court appeals, probate, civil, criminal, mental health, and domestic matters.
Ms. DeVault is licensed to practice in all Colorado state and federal courts and is an active member of the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, Colorado Bar Association, Colorado Women’s Bar Association, Colorado Criminal Defense Bar, Denver Bar Association, and American Bar Association.