John Tishler is known in law and business as the go-to lawyer for negotiating complex financial transactions and creatively resolving intractable conflicts. Led by a deep compassion for others and passion for justice, John has shared that same expertise with TJC with a generosity that is difficult to capture in words. Whether saving the home of TJC’s clients facing foreclosure or serving on our Board of Directors, he has repeatedly turned disaster into triumph. John has helped TJC meet tough financial challenges with a cool head and wise counsel. Squeezed by soaring office rents, ownership of our own office seemed an impossibility, but John saw opportunity where we saw only peril. He challenged us to acquire our own building and to see it as far more than a workspace. John envisioned it as a tangible declaration that, “TJC is here to stay,” and an inspiration to all who share our dream of a more just and inclusive Tennessee. John spent countless hours over the next three years negotiating with contractors, connecting us with experts and navigating through complex financial arrangements to turn the vision into reality. John has provided for TJC a future we never imagined, could not have achieved, and for which we are immeasurably grateful.