Carson J. Tucker is the Chair of the Appeals and Legal Research Group at Lacey and Jones, LLP, a Michigan law firm that has been providing advice and legal counsel to its clients for 100 years. Mr. Tucker continues to handle all types of appellate matters and assists other lawyers with complex litigation and insurance coverage issues.
Mr. Tucker is licensed to practice in Michigan and was an appellate and litigation lawyer at law firms in Michigan and Ohio prior to joining Lacey and Jones.
After law school, Mr. Tucker was a research lawyer for the Michigan Court of Appeals and then a law clerk for the Honorable Stephen J. Markman, Justice of the Michigan Supreme Court.
He is a Major in the Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps of the Michigan Army National Guard and staff JAG officer for the Maneuver Training Center, Camp Grayling, Michigan, a military training facility in northern Michigan. Prior to serving in the U.S. Army, Mr. Tucker served 14 years in the U.S. Navy Reserves.
Mr. Tucker has developed a particular expertise in prosecuting and defending appeals and has had several significant successes in the Michigan Supreme Court and the Michigan Court of Appeals. In addition to his work on appeals, Mr. Tucker has written articles and briefs amicus curiae in the Michigan Supreme Court for the Insurance Institute of Michigan, the Michigan Municipal League, and the Michigan Defense Trial Counsel.
Mr. Tucker also represents several Sheriffs in Michigan and was keynote speaker at the 2009 Michigan Sheriffs Association Summer Conference, where he addressed the historical background, constitutional stature and legal principles applicable to the Constitutional Office of County Sheriff.
In addition to being licensed to practice in Michigan, Mr. Tucker is admitted to practice in the Eastern and Western District Federal Courts in Michigan, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court.
Michigan State Bar
United States Court, Eastern District of Michigan
United States Court, Western District, Michigan
Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
United States Supreme Court
J.D., Vermont Law School (with honors), 2000
M.S.E.L., Vermont Law School, 1997
B.A., Philosophy, University of Georgia, 1994
Oxford University, Jesus College, Oxford, UK 1993 (Politics, Philosophy and Economics)
Graduate, Army Judge Advocate General’s Officer Basic Course, Fort Lee, Va., United States, 2004
Graduate, The Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School, Charlottesville, Va., United States Army Judge Advocate General’s Officer Advanced Course, 2012
Professional Associations & Memberships
Judge Advocate General Corps, United States Army
State Bar of Michigan
American Inns of Court
Michigan Self Insurers Association
Michigan Defense Trial Counsel
Insurance Institute of Michigan
Honors and Awards
Member, Golden Key National Honor Society since 1992; Environmental Editor, Vermont Law Review, 1998-2000; National Dean's List for Law Students 1999-2000; 1998-2000 Moot Court Advisory Board, Member and Treasurer; 1998 Appellate Advocacy Excellence Award; 1997 Tort Law Excellence Award; 1992 National Defense Service Medal (Gulf War); 2003 National Defense Service Medal (Global War on Terror); 2004 Army Achievement Medal; 2007 Army Achievement Medal (for Service as Operational Law Judge Advocate, Gerald R. Ford Funeral, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 2008 Army Commendation Medal; 2009 Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal; 2011 Michigan Broadsword Service Medal; 2011 United States Meritorious Service Medal