Don C. Tingey was born in Centerville, Utah, in 1935. He attended Utah State University and University of Utah, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1962. He also attended George Washington University, where he received a Juris Doctorate degree in 1966. He was admitted to the Utah State Bar in 1967, and the State Bar of Nevada in 1969. Don is a member of the Clark County Bar Association, the Nevada Justice Association, the American Bar Association, and the American Association for Justice.