Mr. Tucker received his BA in Philosophy from the University of Georgia in 1994. During his undergraduate and post-graduate studies, Mr. Tucker was enlisted in the United States Navy (1989-2003).
As an undergraduate, he attended Oxford University in the United Kingdom, where he studied Politics, Philosophy and Economics at Jesus College.
He received his Juris Doctorate (with Honors) and his Master of Studies in Environmental Law and Policy from Vermont Law School in 2000.
Mr. Tucker has been a member of the bar since 2001. After his law studies, Mr. Tucker served as a law clerk for the Honorable Stephen J. Markman on the Michigan Supreme Court and after working at several national and international law firms, he began his own specialised law practice in July 2014.
In his day to day practice, Mr. Tucker handles all types of appellate matters and assists other lawyers with complex litigation and insurance coverage issues. He represents private clients, government entities, national and international businesses, insurance companies, and global corporations.
Mr. Tucker has developed a particular expertise in prosecuting and defending appeals and procuring and writing amicus curiae briefs and has considerable appellate experience in the Supreme Court of the United States, federal and state appellate courts, and various administrative tribunals.
He is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals and all state and federal courts in Michigan. Mr. Tucker is also admitted pro hac vice in the states of Tennessee and Iowa and has appeared pro hac vice or as a consultant for representation of clients in state and federal courts, including Alabama, California, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, New York, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, Texas, and Virginia.
- United States Navy (1989-2003)
- United States Army (2003-2016)
- After 26 years of reserve and active duty military service, Mr. Tucker retired as a Major in the Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps of the United States Army. He is a 2012 Graduate of the Judge Advocate Officer Advanced Course, at The Judge Advocate Legal Center and School, Charlottesville, Virginia.
- During his service as a lawyer in the Army (2003 to 2016), Mr. Tucker was a Command Judge Advocate for a brigade-level reserve support battalion and staff Judge Advocate for the Joint Maneuver Training Center, Camp Grayling, Michigan, a 146,000-acre military training facility in northern Michigan.
- Mr. Tucker was the recipient of 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.
- Prior to serving in the Army, from 1989 to 2003, Mr. Tucker served in the United States Navy Reserve as an enlisted combat engineer with combat warfare qualifications (SCW).
Since 2014 Mr. Tucker has also represented many disabled veterans on a pro bono and low bono basis.
In 2018, in further pursuit of this service, Mr. Tucker co-founded Trinity Advocates to develop a program for providing legal defense, expertise, consulting and education to military service members and veterans attempting to navigate their way through the federal government’s benefits system and protect their benefits from unlawful and unconstitutional state encroachment.
August 2020 Lex Fori PLLC and Carson J. Tucker (Counsel of Record) File Petition in United States Supreme Court for Disabled Veterans
July 2020 Lex Fori PLLC and Carson J. Tucker (Counsel of Record) File Pro Bono Petition in Louisiana Supreme Court
June 2020 Lex Fori PLLC and Carson J. Tucker (Counsel of Record) File Amicus Curiae Brief on Behalf of 60 State Legislators from Kansas, Michigan, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee and Texas Defending Legislation Preserving the Right of Faith-Based Organizations to Partner with State and Local Governments to Provide Foster Care Services for Orphaned and Abandoned Children
May 2020, Article Published Carson J. Tucker and Lex Fori PLLC Discuss Liability of Governmental Entities for County Roads in Michigan in County Road Association of Michigan Quarterly, Summer 2020
Carson J. Tucker Presents Oral Argument in Michigan Court of Appeals November 6, 2019
Attorney Carson J. Tucker, JD MSEL presented oral argument in the Michigan Supreme Court in Foster v Foster on October 3, 2020
Attorney Carson J. Tucker, JD, MSEL presented oral argument in the Michigan Supreme Court in Menard v. Imig, et al., November 7, 2019
Attorney Carson J. Tucker Interviewed by Bloomberg Law on United States Supreme Court decision in Howell v. Howell
Bloomberg Law interviewed Carson J. Tucker on the impact of the uanimous United States Supreme Court decision in Howell v. Howell, 137 S. Ct. 1400 (2017). Mr. Tucker wrote an amicus curiae brief for Veterans of Foreign Wars and Operation Firing for Effect. Showcasing Lex Fori PLLC’s amicus curiae brief writing capabilities and research skills, this brief was drafted and filed in large part from the research facilities at the University of Cambridge Squire Law School’s Squire Law Library, a facility that houses one of the largest electronic and hard copy database of research materials in the world. The Supreme Court of the United States returned a unanimous opinion agreeing with every one of the major arguments in the amicus brief and addressing those points in the same order.