Christopher D. Tinsley, PC

Firm Overview

I established the firm in 2000. After graduating Baylor Law School, I returned to my hometown of Athens to set up my practice. We are a small firm focusing on Real Property and Probate matters mostly. We do, however, handle all types of civil litigation. I also own a title company so that clients can have a seamless real estate closing.

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Main Office
115B. E. Tyler Street PO Box 750
Athens  TX  75751
  • (903) 677-1802
  • (903) 677-1850


Free Initial Consultation?
Yes. There is no time limit.
Services Offered For Fixed Fees?
We handle cases on an hourly rate, a flat fee, or on a contingency basis. Every case is different. We would be happy to offer a discount for people that find us through Nolo.
Hourly Rates

Office Information

Office Hours
Monday through Thursday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Office Manager
My office is run by the very capable Judy Reeve.
Emergency After Hours

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

Frankly, I took some real property cases as a young attorney and enjoyed them more than the other cases I was working.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

I think the public should become much better informed about our legal system and the laws that govern our society. Part of the public's frustration with lawyers is that the legal system is seen as secret and hidden. The better people understand the law and the legal system, the more empowered they become.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

I have no problem reviewing client drafted documents.

Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

I would be willing to help coach clients as long as the boundaries were clearly set.

Christopher Tinsley

I have always been a solo practitioner and have never worked for anyone else as a professional.

I think practicing in my home town makes me a better lawyer. I know the community.

We communicate as much as possible with our clients and pursue each case on the most detailed level possible.

Personal interests:

My free time is generally spent with my family.

  • Bar Number: 24028753
    Texas , 2000
  • Baylor University School of Law
    J.D. , 1999
    Waco, TX
  • Austin College
    B.A. , 1996
    Sherman, TX

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