Carson Tucker is a litigator, whose practice is focused on defending medical care providers, in malpractice and professional liability claims. He has been recognized in the area of medical malpractice law in Mid-South Super Lawyers. Tucker also maintains an active products liability, premise liability, and automobile liability defense practice. He represents clients in all phases of the litigation process, including motion practice, discovery, expert witnesses, trial preparation, and trial, and has served as lead and second-chair trial counsel on several cases resulting in defense verdicts.
Tucker’s more recent experience includes:
- Lead counsel for a hospital-service company in a personal injury case obtaining dismissal on all claims prior to trial.
- Trial counsel for a physician in a medical malpractice case resulting in a defense verdict.
- Trial counsel for a large pharmaceutical company in the defense of a personal injury case.
- Lead trial counsel in an automobile liability case resulting in a defense verdict.
- Obtaining summary judgment dismissing a medical malpractice claim filed against a physician for allegedly using negligent surgical techniques.
- Obtaining summary judgment dismissing a medical malpractice claim filed against a hospital for allegedly using improper intubation procedures.
- Lead counsel for a convenience store in a products liability case resulting in dismissal of all claims prior to trial.
Tucker is a member of the American Bar Association, the Arkansas Bar Association (2014-2017 House of Delegates and Mock Trial Committee member), the Pulaski County Bar Association, the Arkansas Association of Defense Counsel, and the Defense Research Institute. Tucker also served as a contributing editor to Products Liability Defenses: A Fifty State Compendium, Arkansas chapter (Defense Research Institute 2010).
He has presented frequently on medical malpractice related issues. His presentations include: “Recent Developments in Arkansas Medical Malpractice and Products Liability;” 2011 Arkansas Orthotists and Prosthetists Annual Meeting; “An Overview of Arkansas Medical Malpractice Law” – 2011 and 2012 Arkansas Dental Association Annual Meeting, “Using Medical Records to Prove Your Case;” 2011 Continuing Legal Education Seminar; and “Ethical Guidelines of the Tripartite Relationship” 2013 Medical Negligence Seminar.
Mid-South Super Lawyers recognized Tucker as a “Rising Star” in medical malpractice and personal injury defense from 2011 to 2016.
A Barrister in the William R. Overton Inn of the American Inns of Court, Tucker also serves as a member of VOCALS (Volunteer Organization Center of Arkansas Legal Services) program, Arkansas Children’s Hospital (Committee for the Future) and Arkansas Easter Seals (Committee for Independence).