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Jordan B. Tinsley is an Arkansas native and a partner at Tinsley & Youngdahl, PLLC.  Jordan has always enjoyed advocating on behalf of causes in which he believes, and he began training for his career as a litigator by participating in the Arkansas High School Mock Trial Competition in the ninth grade.  Jordan's specialties include Criminal Law, Civil Litigation (especially in probate and regulatory law matters), and Small Business Representation.

Jordan received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Kansas in 2005.  While studying at KU, Jordan competed on KU's historic intercollegiate policy debate team, qualifying for the National Debate Tournament four times.

After graduating from KU, Jordan attended the Beasley School of Law at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He honed his litigation skills in Temple's trial advocacy program, receiving a Barrister Award for excellence in trial advocacy.  While at Temple, Jordan developed a passion for indigent criminal defense, serving as an intern at the Public Defender Association of Philadelphia and participating in clinical programs at the Federal Public Defender's office in Philadelphia.

After graduating from law school, Jordan returned to his home state and began practicing law for a small law firm that specialized in criminal defense.  Then, Jordan served as a law clerk for a Circuit Court in Pulaski County for one year.  After his clerkship, Jordan achieved his dream of practicing law on his own, and then co-founded Tinsley & Youngdahl, PLLC with Colleen A. Youngdahl in 2012.

Jordan serves on the Board of Directors of the Arkansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Jordan also serves on the Criminal Justice Act panel for the Eastern District of Arkansas, and enjoys exercising his passion for indigent criminal defense in federal court.  In addition, the Arkansas Public Defender Commission has certified Jordan for appointment to represent indigent persons charged with every crime up to Y felonies by the State of Arkansas, and he also enjoys working on behalf of indigent defendants in courts across the state. Jordan is also a member of the Class of 2014 for the Arkansas Bar Association's Leadership Academy.

Jordan is admitted to practice in the State of Arkansas and the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas.


Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Defense

  • Civil Litigation

  • Probate and Estate Administration and Litigation

  • Regulatory Law

  • Business Law

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Appointment to represent indigent persons charged with every crime up to Y felonies by the State of Arkansas, Arkansas Public Defender Commission

Bar Admissions

  • Arkansas

  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Arkansas

  • U.S. District Court Western District of Arkansas


  • Temple University Beasley School of Law, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    • J.D.

    • Honors: Barrister Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy

  • University of Kansas, Kansas

    • B.A.

    • Honors: National Debate Tournament, Cross Examination Debate Association All American

    • Major: English

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Arkansas Bar Association, Mock Trial Committee Chair, 2013 - 2015

  • Arkansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Director

  • Pulaski County Bar Association

Past Employment Positions

  • Circuit Court, Pulaski County, Law Clerk

  • Lassiter & Cassinelli

  • Public Defender Association of Philadelphia, Intern


Practice areas


  1. Energy: 40%
  2. Criminal Defense: 40%
  3. Appeals: 10%
  4. Probate: 10%



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    I endorse this lawyer. He's an excellent attorney!! I was lucky enough to have him working in my firm when he began practicing, and I learned as much from him as he did from me. Now that he is my colleague (and has been for several years), I can certify that he is one of the best around. He is very smart and very dedicated to his clients. I would recommend him for any type of case and would hire him if I were in need of an attorney.


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Tinsley & Youngdahl, PLLC

300 South Spring Street
Suite 614
Little Rock, AR, 72201


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Outstanding Lawyer-Citizen AwardArkansas Bar Association2015
Golden GavelArkansas Bar Association2014
President's AwardArkansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers2014
Association namePosition nameDuration
Arkansas Association of Criminal Defense LawyersBoard Member2013 - 2016
Arkansas Bar Association, Mock Trial CommitteeChair2013 - 2015
Arkansas Bar AssociationLeadership Academy2013 - 2014
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Temple University - James E. Beasley School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2008
University of Kansas School of LawN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts2005