Jennifer Reinhardt-Tessmer is a member of the firm’s Litigation section where she represents clients across industries in all stages of risk management and complex litigation. She joined Kirton McConkie after practicing for a national firm and then serving as lead counsel for a major utility, where she represented the utility in regulatory matters, risk mitigation efforts, and complex litigation before courts and administrative agencies, including wildfire litigation.

For over 17 years, Ms. Reinhardt-Tessmer has tried cases in Oregon, Idaho, and Utah and established a proven record of successful and timely resolution of legal disputes, including several high-stake victories. She enjoys helping clients prevail at every stage—from advising on enterprise risk, coordinating early investigations, shaping cases for trial, negotiating settlements when appropriate, and aggressively trying cases. Ms. Reinhardt-Tessmer also focuses part of her practice on assisting corporate clients with energy procurement to meet growing demand and sustainability goals in a rapidly evolving market. Her experience extends to both the sell side and buy side of renewable energy projects, including the negotiation and execution of power purchase agreements (PPAs). This experience, combined with her background working on the inside of a public utility, has primed her for guiding clients through applicable utility tariffs and regulatory requirements.

When not working, Ms. Reinhardt-Tessmer loves to enjoy outdoor activities with her family, including white-water rafting.


Ms. Reinhardt-Tessmer has represented corporations and individuals (both in-house and as outside counsel) in regulatory matters, administrative cases, and civil litigation in state and federal court in an array of complex legal disputes, including breach of contract, personal injury, labor and employment, insurance-coverage, electrical contact, wrongful death, wildfire, and trespass cases. She enjoys counseling her clients on risk mitigation, including the development of major incident response plans, coordinating investigations into high-risk matters and employee training.

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