Therese is a native of Sacramento and graduate of St. Francis High School. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Upon graduation, Therese left to study for a summer in Montpellier, France at the Université Paul-Valéry. She loved France so much she then moved to Paris and found a position as an Au Pair for the next 9 months.
Upon returning to California, Therese moved to San Francisco and worked in marketing and advertising for a few years. After volunteering for the Support Network for Battered Women, she decided that the law was what interested her and went to law school. She graduated from Santa Clara University Law School. While there, she made law review, was a member of a law honor society, received recognition for her public interest work and graduated as a Public Interest Law Scholar, as well as worked at two off-campus law clinics in East San Jose and Santa Clara. Her law review faculty advisor is a leading authority on family law and was an inspiration on Therese's desire to practice family law. Therese has been a member of the California State Bar since 1997.
After graduating from Santa Clara Law School, Therese has worked exclusively in family law. She worked in San Jose for several years before moving back home to Sacramento. She originally joined Bartholomew & Wasznicky in 1999 and has recently returned to practice family law with Bartholomew & Wasznicky. She was assistant editor of the Sacramento Family Law Counselor newsletter for three years. She has taught classes on family law for Fathers First and for the Learning Exchange. She was a mentor for the Volunteers in Parole program. She is a member of the Family Law Section of both the Sacramento County Bar and California State Bar and is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District.
- Santa Clara University School of Law, Santa Clara, California
- Juris Doctor
- University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California
- Major: Communication Studies
- California State Bar Member, Family Law Section, Present
- Sacramento County Bar Member, Family Law Section, Present