Steven J. Tinnelly

Managing Shareholder

Steven J. Tinnelly, Esq. has been a member of the California State Bar since 2010 and is the Managing Shareholder of Tinnelly Law Group. Prior to joining our firm, Mr. Tinnelly worked in the litigation departments of midsize and multi-national corporate law firms.

Mr. Tinnelly's undergraduate education was received at the University of Southern California, where he graduated cum laude in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Entrepreneurship and a Minor in Law & Society. He obtained his Juris Doctorate from the University of California - Los Angeles in 2010 where he focused on corporate and real estate law.

Mr. Tinnelly provides general counsel representation to some of the firm's larger community association clients throughout the state. He also assists many of our clients with their litigation and transactional matters.

Mr. Tinnelly is very active within the community association industry and devotes much of his time to educating homeowners and industry professionals about the legal issues affecting community associations. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Orange County chapter of the Community Associations Institute (CAI). He has served on various CAI chapter committees, including the publications, education committees and legislative support committees. He has authored educational articles for several industry periodicals and media outlets. Mr. Tinnelly is the Executive Editor of our firm's newsletter, the "Community Association Update," publishes the firm's blog, and is the webmaster of the firm's online HOA law library:


State Bar of California, 2010
U.S. District Court, Central District of California


J.D., University of California - Los Angeles, 2010
B.S., Business Entrepreneurship, cum laude, University of Southern California, 2007

Affiliations and Memberships:

Community Associations Institute (CAI)
California Association of Community Managers (CACM)