Jonathan Tinsley, an experienced Attorney with Tressler & Associates, has a fascination for people's history, connections in the community, and their traditions. This passion drives him to know and understand his clients as fully as possible, allowing him to guide them in both what is the right thing to do and what is right for them.
Jonathan is a general practitioner focusing in numerous areas of the law including civil litigation, criminal litigation, personal injury, business law, contract law, real estate negotiations and counsel, will drafting and estate planning, and many other various areas of the law. He has successfully handled numerous types of cases and matters both in the courtroom and out of the courtroom. He has settled single disputes involving assets well in excess of $1,000,000 and has handled single transactions in excess of $7,000,000.
Jonathan has been involved in advising, negotiating, and drafting the entry and exit of oil contracts, some in excess of 15 million gallons. He has advised and negotiated contracts and leases concerning major mining and quarrying operations. Jonathan has been lead counsel in multiple criminal cases involving individuals facing 40 plus years of potential prison exposure. He has closed hundreds of real estate transactions and has successfully represented individuals in important political cases. Jonathan has handled cases in General Sessions Court, Probate Court, Family Court, Circuit Court, Chancery Court, Criminal Court, the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals, and has made filings as lead counsel with the Supreme Court of Tennessee. Jonathan is well respected by his colleagues, clients, and his community, and serves as a trusted source for many in his industry. All of Jonathan’s cases are important to him, regardless of size.
Jonathan holds a Doctor of Jurisprudence from the Nashville School of law, graduating as Valedictorian, having the highest grade point average in his class of eighty-one students. He was a law clerk at the District Attorney General's office, serving under the Honorable Robert N. Hibbett and was a legal assistant to V. Neal Agee, Jr. Jonathan earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from Middle Tennessee State University with a minor in Finance and Economics, graduating with honors, magna cum laude. He had over ten years of experience in the real estate and auction industry and as a businessman prior to obtaining a law degree and entering the legal field. He is licensed to practice in all Tennessee courts.
Jonathan is a member of his local chamber of commerce and is the Vice President of the 15th Judicial District Bar Association covering five Tennessee counties. He is a native of Transylvania County, North Carolina.
In his spare time Jonathan enjoys spending time with his and son, canoeing, hunting, fishing, farming, and participating in almost all outdoor activities.