law offices of james r. tucker, p.c.
law offices of james r. tucker, p.c.

Results Matter!
More Than $700 Million In Awards And Settlements Recovered!

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Rusty Tucker

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Biography

At my Dallas law firm - the Law Offices of James R. Tucker, P.C. - I have the resources necessary to prepare complex cases for trial. I can bring in the appropriate experts and collect critical evidence to increase your chances of success.

I have over 35 years of experience as a lawyer and have dedicated my career to helping plaintiffs. Over the years, I have achieved a great deal of success for my clients. I have won multimillion-dollar settlements and jury verdicts for injury victims and businesses.

The year 2019 was my most successful yet in terms of results obtained, including obtaining a Judgment of $339 Million in a Whistleblower Home Health Care Fraud Case. I also represented Whistleblowers who filed Whistleblower lawsuits (along with another Relator) against a company that settled with the State of Texas in 2019 for $235.9 Million (my clients' share of that recovery have yet to be determined). In total, I have obtained over $700 Million in Judgments, Verdicts and Settlements for my clients in my career. Below in my website you will see other excellent results I have obtained for my clients over the years.

I have been named as a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, in which Membership is made up of fewer than 1 percent of U.S. attorneys: only those who have won million- and multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements for their clients. I am also AV-rated* under Martindale-Hubbell's peer review rating system, which is the highest rating possible for ethical standards and legal ability.

Education

  • University of Mississippi School of Law, Oxford, Mississippi
    • J.D. - 1982
    • Honors: Top 10% of Class
    • Honors: Chairman of Moot Court Board
  • University of Mississippi, Oxford, Mississippi
    • B.A.
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Major: Political Science

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Represented Dozens of Underprivileged Clients on a Pro Bono Basis

References

  • John Ratcliffe
  • Michelle Ratcliffe
  • Mike Tibbals

Past Positions

  • Tucker and Ratcliffe, LLP, Managing Partner, 2000 - 2005
  • Godwin Ronquillo F/k/a Godwin Carlton, Partner, 1988 - 1992

Fraternities or Sororities

  • Phi Kappa Tau
  • Sigma Tau Epsilon

Professional Associations

  • Dallas Trial Lawyer's Association
  • Texas Trial Lawyer's Association

*CV, BV, and AV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards, and policies.

Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas

  • Whistleblower/Qui Tam
  • Business Litigation
  • Personal Injury Litigation
  • Securities Litigation
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Car and Truck Accidents
  • Insurance Bad Faith
  • Coronavirus
  • Birth Injury

Bar Admission

  • Texas, 1987
  • Mississippi, 1982
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 1987
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas, 1987
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 1987
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1982
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1989

Honors

  • Martindale Hubble AV Preeminent Rating*
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Who's Who Among American Colleges and Universities
  • Chairman of Moot Court Board in Law School