Teresita Gomez was born and raised in Tampa, Florida. Her family is from Cuba. Teresita moved to Atlanta in 1994 after law school. She graduated from Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina in 1991 and Florida State Law School in 1994.

Teresita has practiced throughout Georgia, handling numerous criminal and civil cases. Teresita is fluent in Spanish. She is a member of the State Bars of Georgia and Florida.

She lives with her husband and two daughters in Atlanta.