Our Vision

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.

In all of our practices, our team is focused on supporting
our community, and ensuring
the peace of mind for those we serve.

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.

Our Team

Todd Tressler

Todd Tressler

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.

 

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Jonathan Tinsley

Jonathan Tinsley

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 Vice President 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.

 

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Brittany Dugas

Brittany Dugas

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.


 

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Erika Piland

Erika Piland

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.

 

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Lisa Chaney

Lisa Chaney

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.

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Jessica Brooks

Jessica Brooks

Jessica Brooks is our Director of Real Estate Operations. 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. Jessica was raised and currently lives in Lebanon, Tn. 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.

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Binnie Bates

Binnie Bates

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.

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Andrea Bishop

Andrea Bishop

Andrea Bishop came to the Tressler team with 13 years of experience in banking and loan administration. She has extensive experience in consumer, mortgage, commercial, and SBA loan processing and documentation. Andrea also has an in depth knowledge of compliance, banking laws, and regulations. Her attention to detail, organizational skills, and strong work ethic make her a natural fit for the real estate team here at Tressler & Associates, PLLC.

Andrea is a life-long member of the Lebanon community and continues to live in Lebanon with her husband and four children. When she is away from the office she enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

Connie Carden

Connie Carden

Connie Carden was born and raised in Anderson County, TN moving to the Lebanon area in 1990. Connie brings 17 years of exceptional customer service to Tressler & Associates including loan processing, service coordinator as well as claims process with CNS Insurance Company. She is and has been a Public Notary in Wilson County since 2013. She enjoys photography, spending time with family and friends in her spare time. She is elated to be a part of the Tressler & Associates team.

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Trina Clancy

Trina Clancy

It is with a great deal of pride that Trina Clancy served our country in the United States Navy as a Builder/Adjutant. In addition to being former military, Trina has extensive experience in property management and as an entrepreneur. She started, grew, and successfully operated her own business for 5 years. Her years of administrative and entrepreneurial skills are a definite asset to the Tressler team.

Trina attended Middle Tennessee State University in pursuit of an accounting degree. When not at work, she enjoys spending time with her family, camping, fishing, and watching her daughter participate in gymnastics competitions.

Patty Galaway

Patty Galaway

Patty was born and raised in Texas, but has called Tennessee home since 2003. She has worked in many different aspects of the real estate industry over the past 20 years by working with a real estate appraiser, assisting in a high volume real estate office, and was in mortgage lending for over eight years. Patty transitioned into title insurance in 2009 and is excited to now be a part of the Tressler Team! Away from the office, she enjoys time with her family and being a hostess for any occasion.

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Matt King

Matt King

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.

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Sherri McDonald

Sherri McDonald

Originally from Boston Sherri McDonald now calls Wilson County her home. Before working in the legal field she spent several years in the banking and mortgage industry. Sherri brings over 10 years of experience in the legal field. She served as Executive Liaison / Paralegal for many years for a law firm outside of Boston. There she did work in Real Estate, Estate Planning, Probate and Elder Law as well as Marketing. She holds a Paralegal Certificate from Northeastern University in Boston. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family. She also enjoys doing volunteer work for her community and is an active member in her church.

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Dana Meadows

Dana Meadows

Dana Meadows is a native of Nashville and currently calls Springfield, Tennessee her home.  She is working to complete her Bachelor of Professional Studies degree from Lipscomb University where she is a member of Phi Alpha Delta and Phi Theta Kappa.  Dana previously attended Volunteer State Community College’s ABA-Rated Paralegal Program where she was President of the Volunteer State Student Paralegal Association, a member of the Lambda Epsilon Chi National Paralegal Honor Society, National Society of Leadership and Success Honor Society, and Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges.

Dana has worked with some of the top law firms in the Nashville area and has extensive experience as a corporate and commercial real estate paralegal and legal assistant.  Not one to shy away from lofty goals Dana plans to continue her education by pursuing a Doctorate of Jurisprudence.  When she does have some spare time, she enjoys spending it with her family, watching her son play baseball at Cumberland University, or working with her husband as they restore their Civil War era home.

Nick Mitchell

Nick Mitchell

Born and raised in Middle Tennessee, Nick has established relationships throughout the community that foster a steadfast and reliable work ethic. Before joining Tressler & Associates, he managed a local business in town, allowing him to bring an array of skills to our firm.  Nick studied as an undergraduate at Middle Tennessee State University where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a pre-law cognate. He is currently a law student at the Nashville School of Law and is scheduled to graduate in 2019. In his free time, Nick enjoys fishing, playing golf, spending time outdoors, and relaxing with family and friends.

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Mary Newbern

Mary Newbern

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.

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