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 & Associatesâ€™ commitment to providing â€œpeace of mindâ€ to their clients stems directly from the heart of the firmâ€™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 making 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.
Toddâ€™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 while working his way through Law School. This experience allowed him to develop a practice of law in areas pertaining to the real estate industry.
Over the years Todd has expanded his residential and commercial real estate practice to include multiple facets in order to provide proper care for his clientsâ€™ whole needs, again returning to the rooted passion for people in his community. In addition to the commercial and residential real estate specialties, the firm handles business and contract law, criminal and civil litigation, estate planning, and more. Toddâ€™s commitment to serving clients where they are has allowed his team to work in areas as far west as Jackson, Tennessee and as far east as Knoxville, Tennessee. Toddâ€™s practice offers â€œhouse callsâ€ and other personal attention, reviving the elements of community service that attorneys and counselors once provided when the profession originated.
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 Jazz at the Mill, and is a past board member of the Lebanon Wilson County Chamber of Commerce, and past president of the Wilson County Help Center. He is an affiliate member of EMTAR, GNAR and NAIOP, and has been a board member of the Young Lawyerâ€™s Division of the Tennessee Bar Association.
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, 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 countless matters both in 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 has been involved in advising, negotiating, and drafting the entry and exit of oil contracts, some in excess of 15,000,000 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 50 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 made filings as lead counsel with the Supreme Court of Tennessee, and has skillfully handled cases in the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals, Chancery Court, Circuit Court, General Sessions Court, Probate Court, Family Court, and Criminal Courts. 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 the size.
Jonathan sits on several advisory boards for both politicians and corporations. He is the devoted President of the 15th Judicial District Bar Association which covers five important Tennessee counties. Jonathan has appeared countless times on local radio to discuss one of his life's passions, the practice of law.
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 native of Transylvania County, North Carolina. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his son, canoeing, hunting, fishing, farming, and almost all outdoor activities.
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 clientsâ€™ goals and desires for the future, and will work diligently to discover the best option for their estate in order to safeguard their home and family.
Erika received her Bachelorâ€™s degree cum laude from the University of Florida and her Juris Doctor cum laude from Belmont University College of Law. A Deanâ€™s List student in law school, she competed on the schoolâ€™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.
Erika has transitioned into working with the Tressler team remotely from Charlotte, North Carolina, but enjoys regular trips back to the great state of Tennessee. When not working, 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 active in her local church.
(*Licensed to practice law in Louisiana)
Sarah Alsup was born and raised in Lebanon, Tennessee. She joined the team with accounting and payroll experience and several years in the customer service field. Some of her attributes are her adaptability, organizational skills, self-motivation, detailed-orientation, and reliability. She is very eager to learn a new trade and is overjoyed to be a part of the team. Her positive attitude and sunny disposition have already made a positive impact on both clients and the team.
When not working, Sarah enjoys spending time with her son, making jewelry, soaking up sunshine, and being an active member of the Christian community.
Middle Tennessee Title Specialist
As the First Impressions Specialist Connie carries out a number of duties each day serving our clients and coordinating the logistics of the day to day operations in our building and often beyond. Prior to joining the team at & Associates Connie excelled in roles including loan processing, service coordinator, and claims processing with CNA Insurance Company. Connie not only manages the comings and goings in the office, she also serves our clients as a Notary Public, a certification she has held since 2013.
Connie was born and raised in Anderson County, Tennessee moving to the Lebanon area in 1990. She enjoys photography, supporting the Tennessee Vols, as well as spending time with family and friends in her spare time. She counts being a part of Tressler & Associates as one of her many blessings.
Patty Galaway 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 worked 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, Patty enjoys time with her family and being a hostess for any occasion.
Tressler Management Financial Consultant
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT ENGINEER
Brad Major joined the team at Tressler and Associates as the Community Engagement Engineer. In this role Brad leads our outreach and community support efforts by taking on a on a substantial number of tasks daily to help maintain internal operations and communication with our partners in the community.
Prior to joining the team, Brad served as the International Communications Coordinator at the Headquarters of Habitat for Humanity. Brad then worked in the Human Resources Department at the Nashville/Metropolitan Public Health Department as an Outreach Specialist utilizing his skills as a certified Spanish Interpreter. Brad went on to lead efforts for the YMCA of Middle Tennessee as a Community Outreach Director implementing programs that have been adopted by centers nationwide and working with â€˜Yâ€™ Directors on a national level to develop and implement branding strategies and international outreach initiatives. He returned to Lebanon to resume a career in education and won numerous awards and grants. He was named one of the Teachers of the Year in Wilson County in 2014.
Brad enjoys spending time with his wife Jill and children Noah and Natalie. He is a martial arts enthusiast and avid outdoor recreation fanatic. You can find Brad at local eateries as he heads up a column in the Lebanon Democrat called, â€œLetâ€™s Eat, Wilson Countyâ€.
PARALEGAL / COMMERCIAL FILE ADMINISTRATOR
Originally from Boston Sherri McDonald now calls Wilson County her home. Sherri brings over 10 years of experience in the legal field to the team. 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. Before working in the legal field she spent several years in the banking and mortgage industry.
In her spare time, Sherri enjoys spending time with her family. She also enjoys doing volunteer work for her community and is an active member in her church.
DIRECTOR OF MARKETING & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
As the Director of Marketing & Business Development at Tressler & Associates, Tammy Novitsky is responsible for building the firmâ€™s brand and client base. She is always willing to have a discussion about marketing, customer service, or technology. She loves to hear from clients about their experiences and how they think the firm is doing.
Tammy was born in Illinois but considers the South her true home. She spent her formative years in Kentucky and graduated from Western Kentucky University with a Bachelor of Arts in Corporate and Organizational Communication. She then moved to Tennessee where she honed her marketing skills at such well-known local companies as Hartmann and Servpro Industries, Inc. She is working on her Project Management Certification and plans to supplement her real-world experience with an MBA.
When not indulging her Starbucks obsession, Tammy enjoys spending time with her family and friends, including the two cutest nieces ever. She is a failed Golden Retriever foster parent who now has three dogs and a cat. Tammy is an avid reader, music lover, and pop culture devotee who volunteers for Big Brothers, Big Sisters, Leadercast, and several other worthy causes.
Business Development Specialist
A native of Murfreesboro, Crystal is a graduate of both Middle Tennessee Christian School and Middle Tennessee State University. After earning her Bachelor of the Arts Degree in English with minors in Political Science and Secondary Education, Crystal received her professional teaching license from the State of Tennessee and served as a middle and high school teacher in Wilson County. Desiring to be more involved within her hometown community, Crystal left education to pursue the insurance industry where she obtained her life, health, property and casualty insurance licenses. Elated to now be a part of Tressler Title, Crystal brings her experience in education, customer service, and community engagement to better serve clients throughout the Middle Tennessee region.
Crystal is a volunteer, member, and board member of multiple professional and civic organizations including Murfreesboro Young Professionals, Nashville Association of Sales Professionals, Tennessee Christian Chamber of Commerce, Kiwanis Club of Murfreesboro, The Sam Davis Memorial Association Board of Directors, and serves as a Diplomat for the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce. When away from the office, Crystal enjoys volunteering with multiple nonprofits, playing volleyball, attending local plays and concerts, reading, and spending time with friends. In their free time, she and her husband, Steven, also assist her parents with their small family business headquartered in Murfreesboro.