William J. Tucker
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About meThere are many attorneys with distinguished records in practice, and many with such records in academia, but considerably fewer attorneys with both. William Tucker is one such attorney.
William Tucker earned his Bachelor’s Degree from the College of the Holy Cross and then attended the highly regarded Boston College School of Law, graduating in the top 10 percent of his class. An Editor of the Boston College Law Review, William Tucker excelled in all of his classes and earned an invitation to the Order of the Coif, a national organization recognizing superior legal scholarship. William Tucker authored a case note for the Law Review entitled “Constitutional Law—Public Utilities—The State Action and Due Process Doctrines," and a comment for the Boston College Annual Survey of Massachusetts Law, “Criminal Contempt: Right to Trial by Jury and Prohibition of Multiple Punishment for a Single Offense.” William Tucker also co-authored “Attorneys Fees,” published by the Professional Development Press in 1982.
As a practitioner, William Tucker's accomplishments are no less distinguished. In an era when trial experience is increasingly difficult to come by, William Tucker has tried more than 175 trials, mostly before juries. Representing both plaintiffs and defendants in civil actions, William Tucker has obtained jury awards in the millions of dollars forhis clients millions of dollars, including awards of attorney’s fees. William Tucker served as an arbitrator in the San The Superior Court's Arbitration Program and has served in the San Diego Superior Court's Mediation Program for 15 years. William Tucker has also acted as Judge Pro Tem for settlement conferences and trials, and as a Superior Court Referee. His peers elected William Tucker to serve as Chairman of the Board of the National Conflict Resolution Center, one of the largest alternative dispute organizations in the country.
William Tucker has been actively involved in the legal community in a number of capacities. A sampling of this involvement includes guest speaking at San Diego State University’s Pre-Law Society, serving as a guest lecturer at the University of San Diego Law School on the subject of trial advocacy, and as a guest lecturer on the subject of arbitration at California Western School of Law, and working as a judge for local and national moot court and negotiation competitions at these law schools.