The Virginia Court of Appeals will hear oral argument in June in another veterans’ disability case appealed by Law Offices of Carson J. Tucker.
After a unanimous United States Supreme Court decision in favor of the veterans’ position at the urging of Mr. Tucker by way an amicus curiae brief in the case of Howell v. Howell, the application of Howell in state courts across the country is of primary importance to preserving the constitutional property rights of our war weary and wounded disabled veterans. Mr. Tucker has been admitted to practice in the Virginia Court of Appeals and has filed an appeal brief in that court seeking protect another disabled veterans’ rights from the onslaught of state court overreaching exercising control not only of a 100-percent disabled veterans’ disability benefits, but also charging him over $15,000 in attorneys fees for arguing the point!
Read our brief here: Appeal Brief in Alwan v Alwan
In addition to his day-to-day litigation and appellate practice for multiple state and federal entity clients, insurers, and private individuals throughout the world, Mr. Tucker provides pro bono and low bono assistance to veterans. Mr. Tucker is a fully certified attorney for the Veterans Administration. Indeed, about 30 percent of his practice is devoted to this service. Already a veteran himself, Mr. Tucker served 25 years (14 years in the Navy as a combat warfare qualified construction engineer (Navy Seabee) and another 11 years in the United States Army and Michigan National Guard in the Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps). After retiring as a Major in 2016, Mr. Tucker now continues to serve current and former service members.
Mr. Tucker also is a co-founder of Trinity Advocates, an organization created for fundraising for educating the private and public sector about unique legal issues facing veterans and help fund consulting, legal defense and litigation for disabled veterans.