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
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
- AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®
- Blue Key
- J.D., University of Georgia School of Law
- B.A., Emory University
Protecting your interests
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