Mr. Tringali received his Juris Doctor degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo Law School, and in
1971 was admitted to practice in New York and Florida. He has served as Assistant District Attorney of Erie
County, N.Y.; Assistant State Attorney for the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit of Florida; and Assistant Corporation Counsel
of the City of Buffalo. In 1978 he left government service for the private practice of law, and later, with
a partner, David W. Wilson, Esq., established the firm of Tringali and Wilson. In 1990 he relocated to North Palm
Beach with his wife and two children. Since that time, he has served as an Assistant Attorney General for the State
of Florida. He became a member of the United States Supreme Court bar in 2005.
Mr. Tringali started out writing for pleasure but soon found friends and family encouraging him
to publish. A lifelong yachtsman, he wrote the first "Yachting Customs and Courtesies" as a section of "Stars
Register of Clubs." The following year, he published a separate and much more comprehensive second edition
which garnered so much acclaim from yacht club members that he published the current "Yachting Customs
and Courtesies - Third Edition," a full-color book that includes an updated "Stars Register of Clubs."
In 2002, Mr. Tringali wrote "I Was That Baby," the true story of his own adoption, and the discovery
of his birth family. "I Was That Baby" is not a "how to find your birth family" book. It is the story of heartbreaking
tragedy, how that tragedy led to an adoption, and the unbelieveable circumstances that, many years later, allowed one
man to find a whole new family. And, in telling that story, it describes the deep, hidden feelings of
adoptees, and the experience of growing in a loving, nurturing world that is nevertheless somehow different.
Mr. Tringali has also written three novels set in South Florida: "Harbor of Refuge," "Bonita Republic"
and "A Quiet Family Murder," that are soon to be published.
He resides with his wife of 40 years, the former Mary Lou Privitera, in North Palm Beach, Florida. They
have two children: Maj. John A. Tringali, USAF, and Elizabeth A. Tringali, PA-C, who practices family medicine in West