Richard A. Tinnelly

Senior Shareholder

Richard A. Tinnelly, Esq. is the Founder and Senior Shareholder of TINNELLY LAW GROUP. Since Mr. Tinnelly's admission to the California State Bar in 1985, he has devoted his entire legal career to the representation of HOAs. Mr. Tinnelly received his Bachelor of Science of Laws in 1982 and thereafter his Juris Doctorate from Western State University College of Law in 1984. He received his undergraduate education at the State University of New York at Stoneybrook, St. John's University.

Mr. Tinnelly is recognized as one of the industry's most experienced and well-respected attorneys. He is currently serving as general counsel for some of Southern California's largest and most prestigious HOAs. He has represented hundreds of HOAs in matters relating to the interpretation and enforcement of governing documents, contracts, governmental negotiations and major reconstruction projects. He has also successfully litigated many significant, precedent-setting cases on behalf of his clients.

Mr. Tinnelly remains very active in the community association industry and is devoted to advancing its professional standards. He is a frequent lecturer on matters relating to HOA affairs and community association management. He is a founding member of the California Association of Community Managers (CACM) and has served as its Southern California legislative legal counsel. Mr. Tinnelly has maintained membership in the Community Associations Institute (CAI), Orange County Chapter, since 1985 and has served as both a member of its Board of Directors and Committee Chairmen. He is also a member of CAI's San Diego and Coachella Valley Chapters.


State Bar of California, 1985
U.S. District Court, Central District of California
Northeastern District Court of Appeals


J.D., Western State University College of Law, 1984
B.S., Laws, Western State University College of Law, 1982

Affiliations and Memberships:

California Bar Association
Community Associations Institute (CAI)
California Association of Community Managers (CACM), Founding Member