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Todd Tenge '91 JD

Todd Tenge graduated from USD's School of Law in 1991 and is now living and working as Managing Partner in his own firm in the Boulder area.

1. What have you been up to since graduation?
I was a litigator at a small firm in La Jolla, but despite loving my job and California, I met a girl and followed her to Boulder, Colorado. We have now been married for 19 years and our oldest daughter turned 18 today! We have another daughter who will be a junior in high school next year. I founded the Tenge Law Firm, LLC in January, 1993 in Boulder, Colorado ( My firm celebrated 20 years this year, and we continue to specialize in serious personal injury and insurance litigation. I’ve been busy helping injured people, raising two beautiful daughters, coaching soccer, skiing, camping, hiking, working out, fly fishing, playing guitar and enjoying life here in Colorado! Life is good.

2. What is your fondest memory of USD?
Study sessions with my great friends and study group. Law school was tough but it was worth every minute. I also enjoyed all the parties after finals were over!

3. What is your favorite place on campus?
I really enjoyed the weight room and the gym but my favorite place on campus was the student lounge since it was a great place to shoot the breeze with fellow students and get into interesting and lively debates!

4. Who was your favorite professor or class?
Professor Kevin Cole for Criminal Procedure. While I really had no interest in practicing criminal law, and back then, believed that anyone accused of a crime “must be guilty”, Professor Cole made it fun, practical and interesting. I grew to understand why criminal procedure is so vital to our criminal justice system and that not everyone accused of a crime is actually guilty.

5. How have you been involved with USD since graduating? 
Unfortunately, living out here in Colorado I have not been very involved. We do vacation every summer on Coronado, so we try to swing by and show the kids the school, and share a few stories.

6. If you could offer a current USD student advice, what would it be?
Be diligent and focused, but don’t let the process consume you. Get exercise and have some fun. But more than anything – RELAX! It will all work out.

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