Newly-appointed 15th Judicial District Bar Association President Jonathan Tinsley hopes to increase the group's membership and participation in 2016.
"The Bar Association is such an important organization," he said, explaining the group is comprised of practicing attorneys and judges in Wilson, Smith, Trousdale, Macon and Jackson Counties. "The attorneys and judges in these organizations affect so many peoples' lives as well as the laws of our state. It is my position that the closer the members of the Bar Association are, both personally and professionally, the easier it will be for our members to resolve cases and other legal matters in a more expedited manner - with outcomes in those matters being more favorable to all parties involved."
Tinsley was introduced to the 15th Judicial District Bar Association by fellow attorney Karen Casey, around the time he was graduating from the Nashville School of Law. Casey served as the 2015 president.
Tinsley explained that officers of the Bar Association are nominated by other members and then elected by majority vote. "When you are elected as an officer of the Bar Association, you begin serving as the treasurer and then each year you are moved up through the ranks to secretary, vice president and then president," he said.
The Bar Association will hold their first meeting of the New Year on Wednesday at the Lebanon Golf & Country Club. Wilson County Habitat for Humanity Director Tory Tredway is scheduled to serve as guest speaker.
Tinsley is a General Practitioner with Tressler & Associates. His areas of practice include, but are not limited to, civil and criminal litigation, estate planning, probate, contract law, business law and some domestic law.
The North Carolina-native said he was initially drawn to the field of law "by the numerous opportunities to help so many people at very crucial times in their lives."
When he isn't working, Tinsley, who is a graduate of Volunteer State Community College, Middle Tennessee State University and the Nashville School of Law, enjoys outdoor activities and spending time with his 3-year-old son, Solomon Tinsley.
For more information, Tinsley can be reached at (615) 444-2345.
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