Carson Tucker – Law Offices of Carson J. Tucker, JD, MSEL

Practice/Organization Description

After chairing the appellate practice groups at two prior law firms, Carson J. Tucker began his own specialized appellate and insurance coverage practice. Mr. Tucker handles all types of appellate matters and assists other lawyers with complex litigation and insurance coverage issues. Mr. Tucker represents local and state governmental entities, national and international businesses and insurance companies, and global corporations.

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 retired as a Major in the Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps of the Michigan Army National Guard after 26 years of military service. He finished his career as a brigade command judge advocate after serving 10 years as 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 as a Combat Warfare Qualified Heavy Equipment Operator in the Naval Engineering Corps.

During his military career he received the Army’s Meritorious Service Medal, which is the highest honor a soldier can receive when serving in a non-combat role. The award recited his role in providing legal advice and counsel and preparing written pleadings for the National Guard Bureau in cases pending in the United States Supreme Court, as well as for his role as the Staff Judge Advocate at Michigan’s Joint-Force Maneuver Training Center (JMTC) Camp Grayling, and for legal support provided to Joint Force Headquarters of the Michigan National Guard.

Mr. Tucker has developed a particular expertise in prosecuting and defending appeals in the United States Supreme Court and has had several significant successes in the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Michigan Supreme Court and the Michigan Court of Appeals. In addition to his work on appeals, Mr. Tucker has written brief amicus curiae in the United States Supreme Court and Michigan Supreme Court for various governmental and non-governmental entities.

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.

Languages: English, French

Bar Admissions

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

Education

J.D., Vermont Law School (with honors), 2000

Master of Studies in Environmental Law, Vermont Law School, 1997

B.A., Philosophy, University of Georgia, 1994

Oxford University, Jesus College, Oxford, UK, Summer 1993 (Politics, Philosophy and Economics)

Professional Associations & Memberships

Judge Advocate General Corps, United States Army

State Bar of Michigan

American Inns of Court

Federalist Society

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

Contact

117 N. First St.
Suite 111
Ann Arbor, MI 48105, United States

  • (734) 629-5870
  • (734) 629-5871

Areas of Practice
  • Administrative Law
  • Appellate Practice
  • Business Torts
  • Civil Rights
  • Class Action
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Constitutional Law
  • Construction Law
  • Elections & Politics
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Environmental Law
  • Government
  • Insurance
  • International Law & Trade
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Military Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Toxic Torts
  • Transportation
  • Worker’s Compensation
  • Zoning, Planning & Land Use
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