Kenneth L Tucker (Retired)

Kenneth L Tucker (Retired)

Ken has over three hundred jury trials representing claimants and defendants, concentrating for the last 20 years on representing plaintiffs, for whom he has numerous multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements in the areas of medical malpractice, product liability, police department negligence, truck accidents, complex multi-state multi-party cases, banking cases and insurance bad faith. In 2005, he won the second largest plaintiffs medical malpractice verdict in Arizona history. He has also testified as an expert in professional negligence and insurance bad faith litigation. And he has represented licensees before numerous regulatory boards and commissions, including extensive experience in equine cases and law with particular concentration on race track and racing issues as counsel for jockeys, trainers, owners and owner and trainer associations before the Arizona Horse Racing Commission. He has been listed in BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA since 1997.

After graduation from Syracuse University’s college of law, Ken began practice in Arizona with one of Phoenix’s largest and oldest firms, then moved on with a senior partner to establish an insurance defense firm which represented insured’s statewide; and eventually, after years of litigation in the Superior Courts throughout Arizona, as well as courts in California and Nevada and The White Mountain Apache Tribal Court, he put together this compact prestigious law firm representing plaintiffs in complex civil litigation, focusing on personal injury and wrongful death.

Year Joined Firm

  • 1980

Areas of Practice

  • Complex Civil Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death

Litigation Percentage

  • 95% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Arizona, 1967
  • U.S. District Court District of Arizona, 1967
  • White Mountain Apache Tribal Court


  • Syracuse University College of Law, Syracuse, New York
    • LL.B. – 1966
  • Hamilton College, Clinton, New York
    • B.A. – 1962

Representative Cases


  • Security Pacific Bank
  • Northern Trust Bank


  • Examination and Cross-Examination of the Expert Witness, State Bar of Arizona, Flagstaff, Arizona
  • Voir Dire- Rules and Tactics, Arizona Trial Lawyers Association, Phoenix Arizona
  • Damages- For the Plaintiff, PTLA, Phoenix, Arizona
  • Trial Advocacy- A Demonstration in a Mock Trial to a Jury, PTLA, Phoenix, Arizona
  • Ethics- The Plaintiff’s Personal Injury Lawyer, PTLA, Phoenix, Arizona
  • Seat Belt – The Defense, Cross-Examination of the Expert and Closing Statement, Arizona Trial Lawyers Association, Phoenix, Arizona
  • Damages, State Bar of Arizona

Honors and Awards

  • Martindale Hubbell – “AV” Rated
  • Best Lawyers in America, 1997 – Present
  • National Registry of Who’s Who – 1999 Edition
  • Woodward/White Inc., National Survey: Selected as one of the Top 3000 Lawyers in America, 1997 – 1998
  • Arizona State Bar Certification: Specialist in Personal Injury & Wrongful Death

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Phoenix Chapter, Vice President, 1990 – 1991
  • Personal Injury Trial Lawyers Association, Phoenix Chapter, President, 1992 – 1993
  • Arizona Trial Lawyers Association, CLE Seminar Director, 1991
  • Arizona Trial Lawyers Association, CLE Advisory Committee, 1992
  • Phoenix Trial Lawyers, Director, 1988
  • Phoenix Association of Defense Counsel, 1970 – 1978
  • American Association for Justice

Pro Bono Activities

  • Arizona Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association
  • Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association
  • National Thoroughbred Racing Association
  • California Breeders Association


  • French


  • Chi Psi

Verdicts & Settlements

  • $18.0 Million – Emergency Room- Failure to Diagnose
  • $9.5 Million – Negligent Performance of Brain Surgery
  • $8.0 Million – Defective Fuel Tank Design
  • $4.5 Million – Failure to Diagnose Cancer/Melanoma
  • $4.0 Million – Emergency Room- Failure to Treat
  • $3.5 Million – Pharmacy Error
  • $2.0 Million – Automobile and Bicyclist Collision
  • $1.8 Million – Automobile and Pedestrian Collision
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