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Tehan has practiced law in Reno, Nevada since 2006. She spent over eight years practicing law as a Deputy Attorney for the Washoe County Alternate Public Defender’s Office. She specialized in defending parents whose children were removed by the government and people charged with crimes.  Tehan was responsible for defending cases with crimes ranging from disturbing the peace to murder. She represented defendants sentenced to Washoe County’s Specialty Court Programs, including Adult Drug Court,  Diversion Court, Mental Health Court, and Family Drug Court.

As an attorney with the Alternate Public Defender’s office, Tehan appeared in court almost every day for her clients. While many attorneys lack litigation experience, Tehan has tried many different types of cases and has gained important trial experience to navigate any courtroom situation.

Tehan opened her own law practice in 2015.  When she started in private practice, she was surprised by the cost of attorneys.  She runs a boutique law firm in order to keep business costs low and pass on savings to her clients.  Tehan guarantees excellent customer service, with direct access to her, and quick response time to questions and concerns.   Most clients are referred from former or current clients, or other practitioners in the legal field, instead of through advertising. 

Tehan graduated from the University of Oregon Law School.  She was selected as a Wayne Morse Fellow for the first two years of law school, and as a Child Advocacy Fellow her final year.  She was hired as a tutor for first year law students in the legal writing department in her second and final years of law school.  She clerked at the Oregon Department of Justice for two years.  She also participated in a domestic violence clinic her final year of law school.

Tehan’s life and work before becoming an attorney provide her with the insight and sensitivity to work with people who are in the middle of incredibly challenging circumstances. After graduating from Columbia College in New York City, Tehan was selected as a corps member of Teach For America.  Teach For America is a selective program that places recent college graduates as teachers in underserved schools across the United States.  She taught in disadvantaged neighborhoods in Washington, D.C.  for five years.  Prior to that, Tehan worked as a mental health coordinator in New York City and as an outdoor educator in Oregon, where she was born and raised.

Tehan's teaching experience inspired her to attend law school in order to aid underserved children and their families on a broader scale. Her experiences in life and as a lawyer enhance her knowledge and ability to help people who are facing hard times.


Tehan Slocum is an experienced attorney who will aggressively fight for your rights and stand by your side throughout your legal challenges.  

When Tehan is not working for her clients, you can find her hiking, skiing, and enjoying the natural wonders of Reno with her family.

Tehan Slocum


Columbia College of Columbia University, New York      Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude

University of Oregon School of Law

   Juris Doctor

Nevada Bar Admittance: 10/17/2006

Washoe County Bar Association Member

Federal Panel Member for United States District Court

Volunteer at Hug High School, We the People Program

Volunteer at Jesse Beck Elementary School

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