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Attorneys Carlos E. Moore and Charles Tucker, Jr., Merge Practices to Form Tucker Moore Group
Firm Establishes Offices in Mississippi, Tennessee, New York and Maryland with Plans for National Expansion
By: Tucker Moore Law
"We are a firm with big city talent and small town values," said Moore. "Charles and I are committed to lifting our respective communities and inspiring the next generation of lawyers. We realized, since the death of legal legend Johnnie Cochran, that there has not been a large-scale progressive black-owned firm with national reach that both the 'Common Joe' and the most sophisticated man or woman could turn to for top-notch legal services. We are attempting to fill that void."
Tucker Moore's practice groups include criminal defense, bankruptcy, personal injury, wrongful death, mass torts/class action, and employment discrimination. Among its high-profile cases, Moore will soon request a writ of cert to present arguments to the U.S. Supreme Court in an attempt to remove the Confederate emblem from the Mississippi flag. Recently, the attorneys won several multi-million dollar cases for their clients, including:
- $12 million verdict for a 20-year-old man who was paralyzed after being shot by a stray bullet fired by a nightclub security guard.
- $4 million judgment for a man who was tortured and left for dead on a private property.
- $1.5 million settlement for a client who was shot and severely injured at a convenience store.
- $1.5 million settlement in an offshore injury case involving the Maritime/Jones Act.
Moore focuses his practice in personal injury, workers' compensation, premises and products liability, wrongful death, civil rights, police brutality, criminal defense, and social security disability. Licensed to practice in state and federal courts in Mississippi and Tennessee, as well as before the United States Supreme Court, he is active in several bar associations. He is Vice President of the National Bar Association. He is also a certified member of The Million Dollar Advocates Forum as well as inaugural president of the National Law Group and a former Mississippi Bar Commissioner. Most recently, Moore was selected to be featured in the second edition of, "Who's Who in Black Mississippi"
Moore was named a Super Lawyer-Rising Star in the Mid-South Super Lawyers magazine for the past seven consecutive years. He is the founding Chairman of the Board of the Grenada Unit of the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Mississippi Delta, Inc, as well as the inaugural President of the 100 Black Men of Grenada.
Moore was named the Outstanding Young Lawyer of Mississippi by the Mississippi Bar in 2008, the first African-American to ever receive the prestigious award. In 2012, he was named a White House Fellows Regional Finalist and honored as the national Young Lawyer of the Year by the National Bar Association Young Lawyers Division. In 2014, Moore was named "A Trailblazer Under 40" by the National Bar Association and received the NBA Presidential Fred D. Gray Legacy Award. He has also received the prestigious Esquire Award from the NBA Small Firms and Solo Practitioners Division. In 2015, Moore was honored with the Outstanding Alumni Award from the Southern Region Black Law Students Association.
Raised in Moss Point, Miss., Moore earned a bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of South Alabama and a juris doctorate from Florida State University College of Law. He is also an alumnus of the University of Mississippi School of Law, having completed his last year of law school there as a visiting student.
Tucker, a Senior Partner, focuses his practice in the areas of bankruptcy, employment discrimination, family law, civil law, and real estate/loan closings. He has been recognized as an outstanding litigation attorney in several jurisdictions with more than 300 jury trials, bench trials and administrative hearings to his credit.
Tucker started his legal career at the Brooklyn District Attorney's Office where he prosecuted complex domestic violence cases, homicides and special victim cases. He left the office in 2005 as a Senior Trial Attorney in the Special Victims Unit. He also worked as an Assistant Attorney General in Personnel Labor and Employment Division where he won 98% of the cases defending the D.C. Police and Fire Departments.
After serving as the general counsel for the District of Columbia Department of Human Resources in 2012, Tucker left to open the Tucker Law Group, LLP, a boutique litigation firm. He was the managing partner of the group that specializes in criminal and civil litigation and complex federal litigation cases involving civil suits against local governments and federal agencies. Tucker has served as the corporate counsel for a transportation company in D.C. for the past three years.
Tucker has been an adjunct professor of criminal law, criminal procedure, constitutional law and business law classes on the undergraduate level, graduate and post doctorate level for more than 17 years. He is licensed in New York, Maryland, and the District of Columbia in both state and federal courts. Tucker is also licensed in federal court in Colorado and has admissions pending in North Carolina and Virginia.
Tucker earned a juris doctor, magna cum laude, from St. John's University School of Law as well as a Bachelors of Arts and Masters in Public Administration from St. John's.
For more information, visit http://www.tuckermoorelaw.com or call 1-877-227-9920.