212 N. Castle Heights Ave • Lebanon, TN 37087
PH: 615-444-2345 • FX: 615-547-9629
In the world we live in, the legal profession is not always highly favored. What started as a highly respected civic service, protecting the interests of our friends and neighbors, has turned instead into an industry with a less than desirable reputation. Trust and peace of mind has been replaced with the concerns of cost and outcomes. We need a return to the “old school ideal” of law.
Our attorneys and team members at Tressler & Associates are passionate about bringing this “old school ideal’” back in style.
We do our homework to understand you and your case thoroughly, before taking the transactional steps, which in turn saves you both time and stress. We provide flat fees to reduce your concern of financial commitment. We return your calls promptly so that you don’t have to wonder what is happening. Whatever the service we are providing, we will seek ways to take care of you and your situation, in accordance with the law, so that you can continue living with secured peace of mind.
We consider ourselves a family, and as such, we are fully committed to be on your side, no matter what life throws at you and yours.
Tressler & Associate’s commitment to providing “peace of mind” to their clients stems directly from the heart of the firm’s founder, Todd A. Tressler, II, Attorney.
After earning his Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry Cellular and Molecular Biology from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, Todd realized his passion reached beyond science and into the care of people and wanting to make a difference in his community. He went on to earn his Doctor of Jurisprudence from the Nashville School of Law, providing him the opportunity to serve others in and around Middle Tennessee.
Todd’s family has more than 100 years of professional experience serving the real estate needs of Wilson and surrounding counties. Before becoming licensed as an attorney, he worked as a Mortgage professional for three years working his way through Law School. This experience allowed him to develop a practice of law in areas pertaining to the real estate industry.
Since 2005 Todd has expanded his residential and commercial real estate practice to include multiple facets to provide proper care to his clients’ whole needs, again returning to the rooted passion for people in his community. His commitment to serving clients where they are has allowed him to work in areas as far west as Jackson, Tennessee and as far east as Knoxville, Tennessee. Todd offers “house calls” and other personal attention with his practice, reviving the elements of community service that attorneys and counselors once provided in the origin of the profession.
Todd holds memberships in both the American and Tennessee Land Title Associations, and The Middle Tennessee Fifteenth Judicial Bar Association. He also serves as a board member of the Lebanon Wilson County Chamber of Commerce, Jazz at the Mill, and for the Wilson County Help Center. He is an affiliate member of EMTAR, GNAR and NAIOP, and has been a board member of the Young Lawyer’s Division of the Tennessee Bar Association since 2010.
Jonathan Tinsley, an experienced Attorney with Tressler & Associates, has a fascination for people’s history, connections in the community and beyond, 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 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 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 $1,000,000.00 and has handled single transactions in excess of $7,000,000.00. Jonathan is well respected by his colleagues, clients, and his community, and serves as a trusted source for many in his industry.
Jonathan holds a Doctor of Jurisprudence from the Nashville School of Law, graduating as Valedictorian, having the highest grade point average in his class out 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 Secretary of the 15th Judicial District Bar Association. He is a native of Transylvania County, North Carolina. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his wife and son, canoeing, hunting, fishing, farming, and almost all outdoor activities.
Sharon M. Ramos is an Attorney with Tressler & Associates who is well-traveled and enriched with an array of cultural exposure. Her unique history brings her to serve clients with an incredible combination of strength and compassion here in the Nashville area, where she now calls “home”. Growing up in a military family, Sharon had the opportunity to live all over the United States and abroad, including places in California, Germany, and Hawaii. Her experiences cultivated her understanding of the global marketplace and made her highly adaptive and resourceful, which strengthen her practice and allow her to effectively meet the needs of her clients. Sharon now carries her vast knowledge into a practice of business law, contracts, and commercial real estate.
While Sharon now resides in Nashville after falling in love with the city during a visit, her family is settled in the Midwest, where she attended the University of Kansas on a full academic scholarship as a National Hispanic Scholar and earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology. Sharon earned her Juris Doctorate from the University Of Kansas School Of Law, discovering her passion for transactional practice and earning certificate in Business & Commercial Law. She is admitted to practice before the Tennessee Bar, as well as the United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee.
Sharon is a huge sports fan and enjoys spending free time watching her favorite teams- Kansas Jayhawks Men’s Basketball, the Kansas City Chiefs, and the Kansas City Royals. She also plays recreational team sports such as kickball, and is a “Big Sister” through Big Brother Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee.
Compassion, creativity and communication set Brittany Dugas apart from others, bringing innovative approaches to the otherwise pragmatic profession of law.
A Louisiana native, Brittany Dugas moved to Nashville in pursuit of her Doctor of Jurisprudence. She is a graduate of Belmont University College of Law and is honored to be a part of their inaugural class. At Belmont College of Law, Brittany currently served as Vice-President of Toastmasters, is an avid volunteer with Legal Aid Society and a competing member on the Mock Trial team. She graduated magna cum laude from Southeastern Louisiana University with a degree in Organizational Communications: Public Relations and Journalism.
Brittany has been a part of the Tressler & Associates team since 2012, and plans to practice law in the areas of real estate and estate planning upon completing exams and certification. She has been accustomed to the field of real estate throughout her life, having a father who designs and builds custom homes and mother who was a real estate broker. Before moving to Nashville, she spent many years helping her father develop and customize residential homes in the New Orleans area.
Brittany is a member of the Young Lawyer's Division of the Tennessee Bar Association and the Tennessee Lawyer's Association for Women.
With a creative spirit and a heart for home and family, Erika Piland practices law in estate planning and real estate as an Associate Attorney for Tressler & Associates. Understanding the importance of a personal estate plan, she actively listens to clients’ goals and desires for the future, and will work diligently to discover the best option for their estate in order to safeguard their own home and family.
Erika received her Bachelor’s degree cum laude from the University of Florida and her Juris Doctor cum laude from Belmont University College of Law. A Dean’s List student in law school, she competed on the school’s first Moot Court competition team, was the Vice President for Finance and Administration of the Board of Advocates, and received the Best Performance Award for Administrative Law.
Although a Florida girl at heart, Middle Tennessee has quickly become home over the past several years, as she now enjoys a family both personally and professionally. When not at work, she can be found trying new recipes in her kitchen, checking out events around town with her husband, and shopping for bargains. She also enjoys being an active member of Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Nashville.
As Tressler & Associate’s Chief Operations Officer, Lisa Chaney knows business. As a previous business owner and successful entrepreneur in multiple ventures, she is the firm’s foundation for balance, growth and development, and personnel support. She has a heart for women in business and continues to discover ways to mentor, challenge and cheer them along in their career journeys.
Lisa is a native of Kentucky who, 10 years ago, chose to make Lebanon, Tennessee her home. She attended Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Prior to joining Tressler’s team, Lisa was the Sales Manager for a local franchise organization where she led her team to $35 million in annual sales.
When it’s time to relax, Lisa enjoys reading, cooking, shopping for shoes and spending time with her family.
Jessica Brooks was raised and currently lives in Lebanon, Tn. She came to Tressler & Associates after 13 years as a loan processor at F & M Bank. She holds an Associate’s in Business and Commerce, for which she graduated magna cum laude. When not a work, Jessi enjoys spending time with her family, riding ATV’s and motorcycles, going to the race track, and relaxing at home.
Brina Mathis brings more than fourteen years legal assistant experience to Tressler & Associates. After obtaining a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Certificate in Paralegal Studies, Brina has acquired knowledge in several areas of law including criminal, personal injury, foreclosure, real estate and business. Brina also brings with her extensive personal investigation skills. Though she has lived in multiple states, Brina now lives in Tennessee and calls Tressler & Associates home.
Lisa Ripley moved to Lebanon from Nashville two years ago. She came to Tressler & Associates after working as a Legal Administrator in the Corporate Legal Department at Nissan North American headquarters in Franklin. She holds a BA in Communications and Public Relations from Lipscomb University, and a Masters in English from Murray State. When not at work, Lisa loves reading, hiking, watching old movies, and relaxing at home.
Binnie comes to our firm with over 20 years of experience as a legal assistant, including 10 years in the Corporate Litigation Department for Bass, Berry and Sims, PLLC. Other areas of legal experience include bankruptcy law, health care law, and real estate law. A native of Florida, Binnie now calls Lebanon, Tennessee home. When not working, Binnie enjoys kitting, polymer clay, off-loom beadwork and spending time with her three children and grandchildren.
Mary Newbern was born in Colorado, but calls Tennessee her home. She was raised and currently lives in Smyrna, Tennessee. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Middle Tennessee State University, graduated cum laude and is currently a law student at Nashville School of Law. Mary has experience as a legal assistant in various areas of law including, business, civil litigation, criminal litigation, contract, tax, real estate, and entertainment. In her free time she enjoys spending time attending wrestling and jiu jitsu tournaments, watching movies, fishing, and traveling with her family.
A native of Georgia, Keleigh Kilgore moved to Wilson County with her family in high school. She comes to Tressler and Associates with a degree in business management, and multiple years of construction project management & operations management for large retail corporations. In the past Keleigh served as an Executive Committee Member for the Wilson County Community Help Center, Organizer and Special Event Coordinator for Easter Seals, State Coastal Clean Up Coordinator for the Ocean Conservancy, District Charitable Fund Organizer for the “All Kids Can” group. In her spare time Keleigh enjoys hiking with her family, teaching storm safety at local schools as Certified Storm Chaser, and participating in local charitable events through her church.
Matt is a Middle Tennessee native who has lived in the Nashville area since 2005, and he is currently a law student at Belmont University College of Law. Prior to law school, Matt served in local law enforcement as a police officer for over eight years. His education excels beyond law as he holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in finance, and a Master of Public Administration, both from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. When he is able, Matt enjoys playing golf, working outdoors, and spending time with his family and friends.