Elizabeth A. Tresp, JD, LL.M.

Principal Attorney

Elizabeth earned her BA at Middlesex University in London in 1999. She completed her Juris Doctor (JD) and Master of Laws (LLM) at the University of San Diego School of Law, earning the highest honors in Criminal Tax Fraud and Taxation of Anti-Money Laundering.

Staying involved in her community is important to Elizabeth, which is why you can find her volunteering at her children's schools, and donating her time to local charities.

Elizabeth is a member of The State Bar of California (Bar Number 290339), the San Diego County Bar Association, Probate Attorneys of San Diego, and the American Bar Association. In addition to California State Courts, she practices before the United States Tax Court and the United States District Court, Southern District of California.


An active member of the legal community, Elizabeth provides consulting services to local attorneys.

Experienced in high-conflict litigation negotiation, Elizabeth can achieve your best results through mediation or in the courtroom.

Compassionate and caring, Elizabeth strives to be your attorney for life. Protecting your family and your legacy are her highest priorities. With extensive negotiation experience, Elizabeth is prepared to fight for you.

Whether you need to secure your family's future, deal with the loss of a loved one, or respond to inquiries from the IRS or California Franchise Tax Board, contact Tresp Law, APC today. We look forward to working with you to protect your assets and provide for your family.

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Volunteering in our community

Commitment to our community goes beyond financial contributions. Elizabeth consistently volunteers her time in the community, such as classroom volunteering in Solana Beach schools through the Solana Beach Foundation for Learning.

Elizabeth worked directly with disadvantaged youths through ChildHelp, and through local clinics she has provided no-cost state and federal tax assistance to dozens of taxpayers.

Vincent J. Russo, Esq.



Vincent J. Russo, Esq. is a licensed attorney in California and Nevada and the U.S. District Court, Central District and Northern District of California since 2001. He graduated from the Whittier Law School in Costa Mesa with a juris doctorate degree. Mr. Russo is a member of The State Bar of California (Bar Number 214528) and the San Diego County Bar Association.

Carla Keehn, Esq.


Litigation Associate

Carla Keehn, Esq. is a licensed attorney since 1988 in California, and is licensed in Hawaii. She graduated cum laude from Princeton University and University of California Hastings College of Law. A former Captain in the United States Army, an accomplished trial attorney and former federal prosecutor, Carla received the United States Department of Justice Director’s Award for Superior Performance as an Assistant U.S Attorney. Ms. Keehn is a member of the State Bar of California (Bar Number 134886) and the San Diego County Bar Association, admitted to practice before all United States District Courts in California and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Bridget Burns, Esq.


Associate ATTORNEY

Bridget attended New York University School of Law. During her time in law school, Ms. Burns worked at the United State Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, Civil Division, and at the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of California. Prior to law school, Ms. Burns attended the University of San Diego on academic scholarship and received a degree in Political Science with a minor in English.

Bridget’s practice focuses on all aspects of trust and estate law, including complex estate plans, asset protection, probate and trust administration. Bridget has extensive experience in business formation and corporate liability prevention.

Abraham Ames, Esq.


Associate ATTORNEY

Abraham earned his BS at Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 2002 in Management Information Systems and Accounting, graduating Summa cum laude, Valedictorian in both majors. He completed his Juris Doctor (JD) at the University of San Diego School of Law. Abraham is a member of The State Bar of California (Bar Number 312385), the San Diego County Bar Association, and the American Bar Association.

Annie Tai, Esq.



Annie earned her BA at UCLA in 2001. She earned her Juris Doctor (JD) with a Specialized Litigation Certificate at Golden Gate University School of Law. Her diverse prior experience includes interning at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia in 2009, clerking for the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District in 2010 and clerking for the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office. Annie is a member of The State Bar of California (Bar Number 283140) and the San Diego County Bar Association.

Support Staff

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Tresp Law, APC has a diverse and experienced full-time staff of paralegals, assistants, and management staff, in addition to excellent accountants, investigators, process servers, and couriers employed on a contract basis.

In support of our attorneys, above, Tresp Law, APC has the resources to ensure your matter is handled attentively and with the highest standards for client service.