The law office of Teresa A. Massa represents employees in the following employment law matters:

          •    Discrimination/EEOC claims                                 •    FMLA
          •    Sexual harassment                                                  •    Unemployment claims
          •    Pension and other benefit claims                        •    Termination of employment
          •    Wage claims                                                               •    Severance agreements   
          •    Non-compete and other employment contracts

 The office also represents union/multi-employer pension funds on the following matters: 

          •    ERISA collections
          •    Withdrawal liability

The firm is also experienced in Federal Practice.


Teresa obtained a BA from Indiana University in 1982, and was awarded her JD, cum laude, from Valparaiso University School of Law in 1991.  After practicing in Chicago for three years, she came back to Valparaiso as an associate with Terrell & Thrall, LLC. She became a partner of that firm in 1998, then started her solo practice in 2012.

Teresa is admitted to practice law in Indiana and Illinois, and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit, and U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana.  She is a member of the Trial Bar of the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois.  Bar memberships include American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section; Indiana State Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association, Lake County Bar Association and Women Lawyers Association.

Teresa is also an adjunct professor at Valparaiso University School of Law.  Teresa is currently a Board member of Dunes Learning Center, and is an active member of Save the Dunes Conservation Fund and Friends of Robinson Lake in Hobart, Indiana. 

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