The CIU's paralegal and Innocence Project alum, Tess Larson is the youngest member of the team. That is not to say she's naïve, as Tess has first-hand experience with wrongful convictions. As a child, her faulty eyewitness testimony sent an innocent man to jail. This is her secret cross to bear and she is now committed to correcting these life-changing wrongs at the CIU. Caring and empathic, Tess can truly relate not only to clients, but her new teammates and Frankie. The two share a unique bond and despite their many differences, their friendship is a glimmer of hope in their difficult and taxing job.