Mark Brandon Tinsley is an Allendale, South Carolina based attorney. Tinsley obtained his law degree in 1998 from the University of South Carolina.
Tinsley is representing the family of Mallory Beach who died tragically in a boat crash on February 24, 2019. Paul Murdaugh was allegedly at the helm of the boat when it crashed into a piling. Tinsley filed a wrongful death suit in Beaufort County on behalf of Mallory Beach’s family on March 29, 2019, then moved the case to Hampton County weeks later. On January 6, 2020, a motion was filed in the wrongful death lawsuit requesting a change of venue from Hampton County — a place that has been called “a judicial hell hole” — back to where it was originally filed in Beaufort County.
Richard Alexander Murdaugh, who owns the boat in the crash, was accused in the lawsuit of failing to supervise his son when he knew or should have known his son was illegally using a license to buy and consume alcohol.”
Richard Alexander Murdaugh Jr. was accused of allowing his younger brother (Paul) to use his driver’s license to purchase alcohol at Parker’s gas station. The alcohol was later shared with the five other boaters, according to the suit.
Alex Murdaugh was accused of withholding documents relating to his financials from Tinsley in the wrongful death lawsuit. Tinsley filed a motion to compel and that motion was set to be heard on June 10, 2021 – just 3 days after Paul and Maggie Murdaugh were murdered.
Allendale, SC based attorney
Graduated law school from the University of South Carolina in 1998
Represents the family of Mallory Beach who died on February 24, 2019 in a boat allegedly driven by Paul Murdaugh