Tessa Eckholm is a Managing Director and leader of the international arbitration practice for RLM | TrialGraphix and is based in Chicago. In her role, Tessa uses her extensive experience to simplify complex legal concepts through the use of clear and compelling graphics; ultimately assisting attorneys in identifying effective case themes and developing persuasive visual presentations.
As the lead of the international arbitration practice, Tessa assists litigators who practice before tribunals worldwide to ensure they are armed with persuasive visual presentations and the technology. She has traveled to over 17 countries including two-years of service in the Peace Corps in Mexico and is the founder of a still-operational non-profit focused on educational programs for young women.
Since 2004, Tessa has consulted on several hundred matters in almost every major area of litigation including antitrust, contract dispute, energy, insurance coverage, intellectual property, and product liability. She has supported clients in all manner of legal proceedings, including client presentations, technology tutorials, Markman hearings, class certification hearings, settlement conferences, mediations, arbitrations, trial simulations, jury & bench trials, and regulatory proceedings.
Prior to joining RLM, Tessa spent over seven years with a national litigation consulting firm as a Senior Consultant where she led business development efforts and the client service practice in their New York, Philadelphia, and Atlanta offices.
Tessa holds a B.A. in Biology with a minor in Political Science from the University at Albany and a J.D. from Albany Law School.