Carson J. Tucker Named 2017 Volunteer of the Year for Michigan Defense Trial Counsel (MDTC)

Proud to have been selected for the 2017 Michigan Defense Trial Counsel Volunteer of the Year Award.

In addition to the amicus curiae briefs and work I have done for MDTC, 2017 was an amazing year for my other volunteer amicus curiae work – having authored the friend of the court brief in Howell v. Howell in support of military veterans in the United States Supreme Court case of Howell v. Howell for Veterans of Foreign Wars and Operation Firing for Effect, in which the Court followed the arguments in my brief and overturned decades of bad state-law precedent, as well as my other volunteer efforts in addressing members of Congress, federal administrative and executive agencies, and state courts as to the effects of Howell on state and federal law concerning veterans’ disability benefits.

I was also honored to present a national Webinar for the International Municipal Lawyers Association (IMLA) on the latest legal issues in municipal liability law under the U.S. Constitution and federal legislation under the 1964 Civil Rights Act, Title 42 United States Code, §§ 1981, et seq., covering my familiarity and expertise on the many diverse questions that arise in this ever-changing and dynamic area of the law, which I continue to address for various governmental entities, private corporations, and non-profit organizations.

About cjtucker06

Owner of law firm since July 2014; Handles all types of appellate matters and assists other lawyers with complex litigation and insurance coverage issues; Admitted to the Supreme Court of the United States, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals and the State Bar of Michigan; Expertise in prosecuting and defending appeals with several significant successes in the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Michigan Supreme Court and the Michigan Court of Appeals; Author of briefs amicus curiae in the Michigan Supreme Court for the Michigan Defense Trial Counsel and the Insurance Institute of Michigan; Represents Insurance Companies, Major International Business, Governmental Entities, Law Enforcement Officers and County Sheriffs. Board of Directors, Michigan Defense Trial Counsel Amicus Committee Co-Chair, Michigan Defense Trial Counsel Military - Retired Major in the Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps of the United States Army, Brigade Judge Advocate and Staff JAG officer for the Maneuver Training Center, Camp Grayling, Michigan; Recipient of the Army's Meritorious Service Medal (the highest medal of honor available to Soldiers serving in non-combat roles); 2012 Graduate of the Judge Advocate Officer Advanced Course, at The Judge Advocate Legal Center and School, Charlottesville, Virginia. United States Navy Reserves, Combat Warfare Qualification, January 1989 to July 2003 Former law clerk to Justice Stephen J. Markman, Michigan Supreme Court, Research Attorney, Michigan Court of Appeals. Insurance Coverage Associate Plunkett Cooney; Environmental Law Attorney at Squire Sanders, now Squire Patton Boggs; Master's Degree in Environmental Law; Environmental Law Scholar, ALI/ABA Washington, D.C., Juris Doctorate, Vermont Law School, Environmental Editor, Vermont Law Review; Treasurer and Finalist, Moot Court Advisory Board.
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