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William C. Tinsley II

Managing and founding partner

William C. Tinsley II manages the business of the firm and concentrates his practice in business transactions and health law. He is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, the highest rating for legal ability and ethical standards awarded by this national directory of lawyers.

His more than 30 years of practice as a health law attorney includes the fundamental business transactions relating to the formation and governance of entities, including PCs, limited liability companies and integrated delivery systems. Bill has extensive experience in physician–hospital joint ventures, managed-care contracting, Stark, fraud and abuse, medical staff and credentialing issues and medical practice organization issues. Bill’s health law experience also includes HIPAA privacy, transaction issues and mediation and arbitration.

Bill advises closely held business clients on business formation issues, corporate governance and stock transactions, mergers and acquisitions, asset purchases and sales, joint venture issues, leasing, contract issues and related business issues. His diverse business client base includes website and software developers, government contractors, office construction, real estate development, actuaries and national hospital chains.

Previously he has served as a county attorney, school board attorney, hospital authority attorney and as the managing partner of a mid-sized Atlanta law firm. Bill has also represented the State of Georgia as a Special Assistant Attorney General.

As a trial attorney for 25 years, he was involved in trying numerous jury trials throughout the metropolitan Atlanta area, as well as arguing client matters before both state and federal appellate courts. Bill is a member of the Healthcare Panel for the American Arbitration Association and has acted as an arbitrator in numerous multimillion-dollar business disputes throughout the Southeastern United States.

Bill served as an adjunct instructor teaching health law in the Health Care Administration program at Mercer University's Atlanta Center graduate program. He has coauthored several articles on the managed care environment and speaks nationally to groups including state and local medical associations, hospital associations, hospital medical staffs and HFMA regarding health law and managed care.

Prior to the formation of Tinsley Bacon Tinsley, LLC, Bill was a health law and litigation attorney for the firms of Parker, Johnson, Cook & Dunlevie (now known as Womble Carlyle Sandridge and Rice) and Gambrell & Stolz (now known as Baker, Donalson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, P.C.).

Bill is a member of the American Bar Association (Business Law and Health Law Sections), the State Bar of Georgia (Health Law Section), the Georgia Academy of Hospital Attorneys and the American Health Lawyers Association (Physician Organization Section).

Areas of practice

  • Business transactions
  • Business financing
  • Employment contracts and independent contractor agreements
  • Buy-sell agreements
  • Mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures
  • Entity selection and development
  • Internet business relationships
  • Office buildings and leases
  • Composite Board
  • Physician–hospital relationships
  • Recruitment contracts
  • Stark, fraud and abuse and HIPAA
  • Medical staff, peer review and credentialing issues
  • Medical practice organization and management issues
  • Physician ancillary ventures
  • Payor–provider

Admitted to practice

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

Awards and honors


  • J.D., University of Georgia School of Law
  • B.A., Emory University

Protecting your interests

When you need experienced and dedicated legal representation, call Tinsley Bacon Tinsley, LLC at 770.521.8790 or contact our firm online to schedule an appointment.

Tinsley Bacon Tinsley, LLC is conveniently located in Alpharetta off Georgia 400 in the Golden Triangle, an area encompassing eastern Cobb, northern Fulton, southern Forsyth, western Gwinnett and western DeKalb counties as well as the cities of Alpharetta, Atlanta, Cumming, Duluth, Dunwoody, Jasper, Johns Creek, Lawrenceville, Marietta, Milton, Norcross, Peachtree Corners, Roswell, and Sandy Springs.

Tinsley Bacon Tinsley, LLC
11175 Cicero Drive, Suite 100
Alpharetta, GA, 30022 USA