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John William Tinder II

Estate planning Attorney at Corpus Christi, TX

4.9   8 reviews
  • State Years
    Texas - TX 26 years
    Colorado - CO 16 years
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1997
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2016
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State CO
    Acquired 2008
    Status
    Suspended Grievance Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2016

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2016. See details

About John

Learn John’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    60%
    Wills, Trusts, Durable Powers of Attorney, Living Wills, Medical Directives, Transfer on Death Deeds, Millers Trusts, Special Needs Trust, qualification for Medicare and Medicaid

    19 years, 120 cases

  2. Contracts and agreements
    20%
    Contract enforcement / defense Collections Landlord / Tenant

  3. Criminal defense
    20%
    State and Federal Municipal

I have been practicing law for two decades, in multiple states, in both federal and state courts. I pride myself on being one of the best litigators out there. I am tough and straight forward. No nonsense. I have a reputation for getting the job done and getting it done correctly.

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Location

John W. Tinder
9450 S.P.I.D., Suite 6B
Corpus Christi, TX, 78418

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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  8 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | April 28, 2015
Greatest Divorce Lawyer Ever!
John Tinder has been my lawyer for several years now . He has helped with the divorce and child maintance. He fights for what is best for the child. He helps with all the emotional aspects and responds promptly with serious issues. He is the greatest lawyer to hire when it comes to divorce and children.
Posted by Justin | September 9, 2014
excellent job
I have not used an attorney very often at all. I will definitely use Mr. Tinder as my attorney again. He is very knowledgeable and detail orientated. Job well done in my eyes.
Posted by Frank Schneider | August 20, 2014
John W Tinder , Family Law specialist for Colorado and Texas
John is representing me in Texas and Colorado with all my legal family interests and has proven noticeable experience in all his actions.
Posted by Camille | August 19, 2014
Fantastic
John Tinder is an excellent lawyer. He knows the law very well and will fight for his clients while keeping the fees as low as possible. My divorce could have been potentially much more stressful without his help. He is exceptionally patient, kind and personable. Not only did he keep me calm, but it was always pleasant talking with him, and I always ended up smiling at the end of the conversation.
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Posted by Jennifer | August 19, 2014
My Hero
I tell everyone I know that John Tinder is the best lawyer on the planet. I was in such a terrible place regarding my divorce, and in such need of understanding the law and the process, John was like a knight in shining armor. He explained in detail the process and how things were going to go. He was available night and day to support me and help answer any ignorant question I had. I definitely have recommended John and will continue to do so. He is very happy to help, and that takes a special man.
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Posted by anonymous | April 6, 2014
Amazing
John Tinder is an exceptional lawyer I had to retain a lawyer over a year ago for custodial, and child support. Mr. Tinder has worked very hard for me and my children. I am still using him and will continue. He is trust worthy, hard working, very knowledgeable of the laws and court proceedings. His entire firm tries as hard as they can to keep the cost down. I would recommend Mr. Tinder to anyone who needs legal help he makes stressful times easy to deal with.
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Posted by Trudi | October 24, 2013
Hire a professional to fight for you
I was desperate and frustrated trying to represent myself pro se in my case. I am so glad I have the proper representation with a lawyer who is knowledgeable and capable of stopping the madness of ongoing court battles. I am in a difficult custody case with a high conflict co parent. John Tinder is well versed and can help you too if you are in a similar situation. Give him a call and let a professional who knows help you! I am so glad I did.
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Posted by Janel and Rob | October 20, 2013
Spousal Maintenance
They were very knowledgeable. They know their way around the court system and the laws. They were very personable. I really like the fact that they were conscientious about their fees. They worked hard to get the best job done yet, tried to keep the fees down the best that they could.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 155-250 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 1.5 (Extreme Caution)

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2016.

Suspension issued in TX, 2016
updated on 03/15/2019

Suspension means an attorney lost his or her license to practice law for a period of time. The attorney typically returns to practicing law when the suspension expires.

Reciprocal - Suspension issued in TX, 2016
updated on 09/20/2016

This means that the attorney's misconduct in another state, or jurisdiction, also violated the rules for practicing law in Texas.

Suspension issued in CO, 2016
updated on 03/28/2017

Suspension means an attorney lost his or her license to practice law for a period of time. The attorney typically returns to practicing law when the suspension expires.

Reciprocal - Suspension issued in TX, 2014
updated on 09/20/2016

This means that the attorney's misconduct in another state, or jurisdiction, also violated the rules for practicing law in Texas.

John's comment: “This probation has ended. I was licensed in Colorado and I made a mistake on that case in Colorado. The mistake was to help a client who later burned me for trying to help him. Further details can be found on-line or I can explain them fairly easily to anyone concerned. Texas Bar chose to give a recipricol suspension in Texas; it was not a separate incident. My reviews, across multiple sites, are always 4 or mostly 5 stars. I am committed to being an aggressive advocate for my client.”

Suspension Stayed Placed on Probation issued in CO, 2014
updated on 03/28/2017

Suspension stayed means the attorney has been disciplined, but that the suspension is placed on hold (and ultimately removed) if the attorney complies with probation requirements.

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Office of John W Tinder
  • 2006 - Present
  • Owner
  • Law Office of John W Tinder
  • 1998 - 2006
  • Assistant County Attorney
  • Nueces County
  • 1998 - 1998
  • Owner
  • Law Office of John W Tinder
  • 1997 - 1998
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Education

  • Texas Tech University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • Texas State University, Sul Ross State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1994

Associations

  • Colorado Criminal Defense Attorney's Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - 2016
  • Coastal Bend Criminal Defense Attorney's Association
  • President
  • 2004 - 2005
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 1997 - 2016

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Coastal Bend Criminal Defense Attorney of the Year
  • Coastal Bend Criminal Defense Attorney's Association
  • 2005

Publications

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (6)
Endorse John
Estate planning Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Mr. Tinder for over 7 years as a fellow attorney and friend. I regard him as an ethical and honest man."
General practice Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known him for 20+ years. Good lawyer, good person."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense
Criminal defense
Contracts and agreements

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Corpus Christi Estate planning Lawyer John William Tinder II
John William Tinder II
Estate planning Attorney
Corpus Christi, TX
Licensed for 26 years
This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2016. See details