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Richard B. III Tucker

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Experienced appellate litigator having represented clients in all Pennsylvania Appellate Courts, the U.S. Third, Sixth and Eighth Circuit Courts of Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court.

A seasoned litigator, Dick has argued cases in the United States Supreme Court, Third, Sixth and Eighth Circuit Courts of Appeals, and the Pennsylvania Supreme, Superior and Commonwealth Courts. He has successfully handled a variety of complex ERISA cases and has managed civil cases involving employment issues, general commercial transaction claims, trusts & estates, letters of credit, insurance coverage, and workers’ compensation. Dick concentrates his practice in the field of litigation, particularly appellate litigation.

Representative Experience

  • Ferens v. John Deere Co. where he successfully argued before the U.S. Supreme Court. The Court agreed with our client’s position that a federal district court must apply the state law of the state where the lawsuit was filed even after the lawsuit had been transferred to a federal court in another state at the plaintiff’s request. As a result, an injured farmer was granted recourse using the longer statute of limitations of the state in which the lawsuit was filed and in which the defendant company did business. The statute of limitations in the farmer’s home state had expired.

Presentations & Publications

  • "The Supreme Thrill. Meet Seven Lawyers Who Have Appeared in the Super Bowl of Law", Super Lawyers Magazine.

Education

Columbia University Law School (JD)
University of Virginia (BA),
  • Phi Beta Kappa

Bar Admissions

Pennsylvania

Court Admissions

U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania

Office Location

  • Pittsburgh

Services

  • Commercial Litigation
  • ERISA Litigation
  • Estates & Trusts

Industries

  • Municipal & School

Departments

  • Commercial Litigation

AWARDS & RECOGNITION

  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Lawyer of the Year Pittsburgh, Appellate Law, 2019 and 2022
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Appellate Law
  • Pennsylvania’s Super Lawyers®, Appellate Law
  • Martindale Hubbell "AV® Preeminent"

Professional & Community Affiliations

  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Appellate Practice Committee, Member 
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Appellate Advocacy Committee, Member
  • American Law Institute, Member

Education

Columbia University Law School (JD)
University of Virginia (BA)
  • Phi Beta Kappa

Bar Admissions

Pennsylvania

Court Admissions

U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania

Office Location

  • Pittsburgh

Services

  • Commercial Litigation
  • ERISA Litigation
  • Estates & Trusts

Industries

  • Municipal & School

Departments

  • Commercial Litigation

AWARDS & RECOGNITION

  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Lawyer of the Year Pittsburgh, Appellate Law, 2019 and 2022
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Appellate Law
  • Pennsylvania’s Super Lawyers®, Appellate Law
  • Martindale Hubbell "AV® Preeminent"

Professional & Community Affiliations

  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Appellate Practice Committee, Member 
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Appellate Advocacy Committee, Member
  • American Law Institute, Member

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