Richard E. Tinsman

Richard E. Tinsman

San Antonio, Texas

Richard Tinsman is a founder of Tinsman & Sciano, Inc. and graduated from the University of Texas Law School in 1957. He brings over 50 years of experience into the picture. He is the ultimate war horse. He has been nicknamed "Tiger" by his colleagues that have been involved in cases with or against him and have witnessed his aggressive approach. There is no match to the experience he brings to a case. Will and Trust Contests, oil and gas litigation and personal injury death cases are among his areas of expertise. If you had to sum up his best trial attributes, hands down his partners would agree: smart, smart, smart. He loves the courtroom. He thrives on a challenge. He is Board Certified in Civil Trial Law and Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

Year Joined Firm

  • 1970

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury -- Plaintiff
  • Wills and Trust Contests
  • Oil and Gas Litigation
  • Common-Law Spousal Dispute
  • Trustees and Heirship Determinations
  • Removal of Administrators
  • Removal of Executors
  • Breach of Fiduciary Duty
  • Trust Terminations
  • Trust Law
  • Estate Law
  • Complex Probate
  • Probate Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Personal Injury Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 1979
  • Civil Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 1979

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1957
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1958
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1959


  • The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas
    • LL.B. - 1957
    • Honors: Phi Delta Phi
  • University of Texas, Austin, Texas
    • B.B.A. - 1955
    • Honors: Phi Delta Phi
    • Major: Business Administration

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • San Antonio Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • State Bar of Texas, Member, Grievance Committee Task Force, 1994 - 1995
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Director Emeritus
  • San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Board Member, 1994 - 1995


  • Phi Delta Phi