Dennis M. Tessier | Litigation & Trial Specialist | Author | Speaker | Highly Complex Civil & Criminal Judicial Proceedings - State, Federal & International Jurisdictions
Four decades of trial practice in State, Federal & International jurisdictions, with a deep & diverse range of experience in the judicial resolution of highly complex civil & criminal matters.
Handled thousands of cases, hundreds of in-court proceedings, mediations, arbitrations, bench trials, jury trials & appellate matters, many of which have resulted in published opinions & cited to in legal reference guides, medical journals & scientific publications.
Primary practice includes civil rights, constitutional, patent-trademark-copyright intellectual property, computer technology, telecommunications, healthcare, pharmacology-pharmaceutical drugs & devices, medicine & medical negligence, engineering, admiralty-maritime, transportation, energy, nuclear, infrastructure, products liability, environmental, toxic torts, real estate-construction, business-commercial disputes, legal errors & omissions, RICO actions, class actions, multi-district litigation, cartels, antitrust, qui tam actions & Grand Jury investigations.
Specialized practice in Rocket Docket proceedings.
Extensive experience on War-Room logistics and Courtroom management including Remote & In-Court Trial Technology “Hot Seat” Evidence Presentations for Voir Dire, Opening Statements, Direct Examinations, Cross Examinations & Closing Arguments.
Pro bono case work on domestic violence protection orders, emergency orders, motions to stay proceedings, expedited injunctions, mandamus, habeas corpus, amicus curiae, clemency, immigration amnesty-unaccompanied alien children right to counsel, human rights, international-domestic anti-human trafficking, voting rights, criminal justice reform, equal justice for indigenous people, cyber civil rights & death penalty appeals.
Practice at O'Melveny & Myers (Los Angeles), Haight, Dickson, Brown & Bonesteel (Santa Monica), Stroock & Stroock & Lavan (Century City), Helsell & Fetterman (Seattle), Nintendo of America-General Counsel's Office (Redmond), Tousley Brain (Seattle), Preston, Gates & Ellis NKA K&L Gates (Seattle) & T & A (Los Angeles).
Secondment at Nissan Motors USA (Los Angeles), Lederle Laboratories (Pearl River), American Cyanamid (New York), Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (Seattle) and T-Mobile (Bellevue).
Commissioned Remote Online Notary.
Profiled in Who’s Who in American Law.
Graduate of the University of West Los Angeles.
Mr. Tessier lectures at CLE seminars on Local, State, Federal & International Judicial Proceedings.