(931) 372-1972

Attorney Tessa N.lawson

Areas of practice

Family Law

Real Estate Closings

Family Law Mediation

Family Law practice areas include: Divorce, Child Custody, Probate, Paternity & Name Change and Parental Rights


  • Tennessee Technological University (B.S. 2005 in Political Science)
  • Nashville School of Law (J.D. 2009)


Board of Directors Member, Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Upper Cumberland

Board of Directors Member, Tennessee Young Lawyers Division of the TN Bar Association

Board of Directors Member, Cookeville Sunset Rotary

Immediate Past President, Upper Cumberland Young Lawyers Association

Member, American Bar Association

Member, Putnam County Bar Association

Member, Upper Cumberland Women's Bar Association

Member, Cookeville Business Connections

Alumni Member, Alpha Delta Pi Sorority


Tessa N. Lawson opened Lawson Law Firm in January 2010. Her practice focuses primarily on family law and real estate transactions. Tessa is also a Rule 31 Listed Family Mediator.

Tessa was born and raised in Putnam County. She is a graduate of Monterey High School and Tennessee Technological University. Tessa graduated from Nashville School of Law in 2009 with her Doctorate of Jurisprudence degree. She was admitted to practice law in the State of Tennessee in the fall of 2009.

During college and law school, Tessa worked as a legal secretary for a local attorney. She began her practice as sole practitioner in Cookeville, Tennessee, in November 2009.

Tessa is a member of the Tennessee Bar Association, the Putnam County Bar Association, Upper Cumberland Young Lawyers Association, and is currently a board member of the Tennessee Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division. Tessa is a board member of Cookeville Rotary Club-Sunset Club. Outside the office, Tessa enjoys spending time with her niece and traveling with family and friends.


Tessa N. Lawson is an experienced family law attorney and a Rule 31 Listed Family Mediator. Mediation is generally required in most divorce and child custody matters. The mediation process allows parties an opportunity to resolve their differences on all issues in their case. As a mediator, Tessa uses her knowledge of the law and her experience with the local judicial system's handling of issues to assist the parties in reaching a settlement in their matter.

Resolving differences at mediation allows the parties to have control over the outcome of the matter rather than placing the decision in the hands of the Court. A mediated settlement prevents the parties from incurring the time and expense of trial. Most importantly, the parties deciding the outcome leaves the decisions to be made by those who know more about the situation than any other person.

Serving the Upper Cumberland counties of Putnam, Overton, White, Cumberland, Dekalb, Clay and Pickett.

Tessa N. Lawson Attorney

148 Shipley Street

Cookeville, TN 38501

(931) 372-1972