From 1997 to 2007 Teresa was employed at Paterson & Dowding. In 1999 Teresa undertook five year Articles with the firm – gaining admission to legal practice in 2003.
Teresa became an Associate of Paterson & Dowding in 2004.
In June 2007 Teresa commenced practice as barrister at John Toohey Chambers principally in the areas of Family Law and De Facto matters and related Appeal work. Teresa also chairs mediation-style conferences in family law.
Teresa was the President of the Family Law Practitioners’ Association of WA (Inc) for three years between 2012 and 2015 and is a former member of the Western Australian Amateur Football League Tribunal. She is a member of the West Australian Bar Association, the Family Law Practitioners’ Association, the Women Lawyers’ Association of WA and the Family Law Section of Law Council.
Teresa is also a member of the Domestic & Family Violence Taskforce of the Law Council of Australia.
In 2016 Teresa was awarded the Women Lawyer of the Year Award for Western Australia.