Brief Submitted for Disabled Veteran in Virginia Court of Appeals

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.

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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