Teresa H. Wales

Teresa H. Wales

Of Counsel
Phoenix, Arizona
Teresa Hayashi Wales is Of Counsel with the Welsh Law Group.  Over the course of Ms. Wales' 20+ year career, she has successfully defended numerous individuals, general contractors, subcontractors, businesses, and municipalities in tort and contract litigation, primarily in the areas of general liability, construction defect, complex litigation, personal injury, and product liability. 

Ms. Wales is an active member in the community, volunteering for several non-profit organizations in the Valley, and sitting on the board of directors for the Asian Corporate Entrepreneur Leaders.  She is also a proud alumni of Scottsdale Leadership's Class 31, and the FBI Citizen's Academy. 

Areas of Practice

  • Construction Law
  • General Liability Defense
  • Contract Disputes

Litigation Percentage

  • 90% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1994
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1994
  • Arizona, 2003
  • U.S. District Court District of Arizona, 2003


  • Arizona State University, College of Law, Tempe, Arizona
    • J.D. - 1992
  • University of California, Irvine, California
    • B.S. - 1989
    • Major: Social Ecology/Criminal Justice

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Arizona, Construction Law Section, Member
  • Maricopa County Bar Association, Construction Law Section, Member
  • Arizona Asian American Bar Association, Member
  • Arizona Women’s Lawyer Association, Member
  • Arizona Women’s Lawyer Association
  • Asian Corporate and Entrepreneur Leaders, Board of Directors
  • Scottsdale Leadership, Class 31
  • FBI Citizen’s Academy