Meet Our Staff
My staff is instrumental to our success as a law firm. Their dedication helps ensure that our clients and their cases are well looked after. Our staff has been together for decades. Because we’ve been together so long, we have a high level of trust working through cases. Learn more about the members of our family below.
Martin “Marty” Peña
Marty has been with the firm for 17 years and in the legal field for 33 years. He has been married for 38 years has two children four grandchildren.
Marty graduated from Texas A & M back when it was called CCSU with a Finance degree and a minor in accounting. In his spare time, he likes to go fishing for trout, hiking and kayaking. He was born and raised in Corpus and is bilingual.
Gloria Silva Mejias
Gloria has been with the firm for a little over 16 years and has been in the legal field for 35 plus years. She received her associates degree as a legal assistant from Del Mar College. She is a single mom with 4 children, 3 daughters and 1 son, 1 grandchild and one on the way. She travels a lot with her youngest daughter who is a senior in high school playing softball and volleyball. In fact, her daughter has been recruited by a University and already obtained a sports scholarship for college. She was born to migrant workers who only spoke Spanish and said that “growing up we only spoke Spanish which was really smart because now we have it embedded in us”. That is something she is extremely grateful for as it has made her perfectly fluent; she understands, read and writes. She also is quick to point out that hiring their firm is the perfect decision as you are sure to “Be winning with Tinning”!
Jimmy has been with Bill Tinning since about 1986. He started off as basically just helping around the office making, copies running errands, but he worked his way up to a case review position and is proud to have been with the firm for about 35 years. In his spare time, he enjoys going to the shooting range to practice with his fire arms, he is also very fond of fishing and once in a while, he likes to get out to go dancing Tejano, salsa, cumbia, which also helps to keep him fit. He loves spending time with his grandchildren and is originally from Corpus Christi. He is also bilingual.
Theresa has been in the legal field since about 1987. She has 3 children and 2 grandchildren. She is originally from Portland, TX and enjoys a variety of hobbies, like dancing, camping – loves the outdoors, also crafts like scrapbooking. She considers herself a quiet person who focuses on attention to detail and is sought by others for advice. She is also bilingual.