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Teresa Hurla’s practice is focused on civil defense litigation, with an emphasis in the areas of products liability and personal injury.

As a former Division I student-athlete, Teresa’s work ethic, discipline, and competitive spirit translate well to law. She values relationships and enjoys strategizing to help clients find solutions to complex legal issues.

Teresa received her Juris Doctor from Washburn University School of Law where she competed as a member of the Texas Young Lawyers Association trial team and the school’s voir dire competition team. She also served as a structured study group leader for first semester students.

In her free time, Teresa enjoys running, traveling, attending sporting events, and spending time outside with her husband and their dog, Halpert. 


  • Kansas
  • Missouri
  • USDC, District of Kansas
  • USDC, Western District of Missouri


  • Washburn University School of Law, J.D., Dean's Honors, 2018
    • Order of Barristers
    • Texas Young Lawyers Association National Trial Competition Team
    • Voir Dire Competition Team
    • Structured Study Group Leader
  • University of Northern Iowa, B.A. Public Relations, cum laude, 2015
    • Varsity Soccer Team
    • UNI Dance Marathon 2014, Assistant Director of Public Relations

Memberships & Activities

  • Defense Research Institute
    •  Young Lawyers Committee
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Missouri Bar Association
  • Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers

Awards & Recognition

  • Max Rowinsky Award for Outstanding Student in Trial Advocacy Class, 2018

News & Events

Baker Sterchi Welcomes Teresa Hurla in Kansas City

05.22.19 | Baker Sterchi s pleased to welcome Teresa Hurla to the firm's Kansas City office. Hurla's practice with the firm is focused on civil defense litigation, with an emphasis in the areas of products liability and personal injury.

Blog Posts

Missouri Supreme Court Holds That Requesting an Accommodation, Standing Alone, Is Not an Activity Opposing a Practice Prohibited by the MHRA

04.07.20 | An issue of first impression was recently presented to the Missouri Supreme Court: whether an employee's accommodation request is a protected activity under the Missouri Human Rights Act. The Missouri Supreme Court found...

Coming Soon to Kansas City: Shorter Job Applications

06.06.19 | The Kansas City, Missouri City Council has unanimously passed an ordinance banning private employers in the City from asking job applicants about their salary history.

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