Aug. 26, 2021 – University of Houston Law Center LL.M. alumnus Alan Tinsley ’89 has been selected for a second term to the nine-member Texas State University System Board of Regents by Gov. Greg Abbott. The board’s focus is to provide government relations and communications services to a network of higher education institutions.
“I was interested in the whole university system from the very beginning,” Tinsley stated. “The opportunity to understand all aspects of the system was interesting, and I wanted to be involved.”
Appointed on July 7, Tinsley will serve as a Regent for six years, offering legal counsel, accounting assistance and aid in academic program planning to educational institutions that stretch from the Texas–Louisiana border to the Big Bend region of west Texas until Feb. 1, 2027.
“I see this opportunity as a chance to give back my time,” Tinsley said. “It’s a give and take with the people and programs that have worked behind the scenes and helped me along the way.”
A private practice attorney, Tinsley specializes in business entities, real estate, oil and gas, contracts, and civil and commercial litigation. Board certified in both tax law and probate and estate planning by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Tinsley operates the Landmark Title Company and Triple T Ranch in Madisonville.
“I found an early interest in taxation and focused on it while in school,” Tinsley said. “After I graduated with my undergraduate degree, I went on and got an LL.M. in taxation from the Law Center because I could see it going somewhere.”
A member of the State Bar of Texas and a Texas Bar Foundation Life Fellow, a distinction given to only three percent of Texas attorneys, Tinsley is active in pro bono work and volunteer efforts of various distinctions.