THERESA H. VELLA is a partner in the Litigation Department of Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP and the Partner-in-Charge of Taft's Phoenix office. She received her Bachelor's Degree from Boston College, graduating cum laude, and her law degree from Saint Louis University School of Law, graduating magna cum laude and Order of the Woolsak. While in law school, she served on the Saint Louis University Law Journal and Journal of Health and Hospital Law. After graduation from law school, Ms. Vella worked as an associate in the litigation department of a law firm in Saint Louis, Missouri. She concentrates on commercial litigation and other general litigation in state and federal courts including financial and trust, securities litigation, international dispute resolution and corporate governance issues. Ms. Vella is admitted to practice law in the States of Arizona, Ohio, Missouri and Illinois, and the United States District Courts for Arizona, the Southern and Northern Districts of Ohio and the Southern District of Indiana. Ms. Vella is also a member of the firm's Professional Women's Resource Group (PWRG).