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Richard M. Tucker

Phelan Tucker Law Iowa Team Richard Tucker

Richard M. Tucker


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Erin Brown, Legal Assistant

Dawn Borrall, Paralegal

Michelle Hand, Nurse Paralegal

Dick was admitted to the practice of law in Iowa in 1975. He has spent the last 40 years as a trial lawyer focused on representing health care professionals and institutions in medical malpractice litigation and regulatory proceedings. He has also successfully argued cases before the Iowa Court of Appeals and the Iowa Supreme Court. In recognition of his skills as a trial lawyer and the respect he has among lawyers on both sides of lawsuits, Dick has been elected by his peers to membership in the Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers and the American College of Trial Lawyers.

Dick was born and raised in Iowa City. He received his undergraduate degree magna cum laude from Stanford University in 1971 and his law degree with honors from the University of Iowa in 1975. He then joined his father in law’s practice in Iowa City where he continues to live and practice. Dick is married to Buffie Tucker and they have two daughters, Jessica and Ashley. He enjoys being a Hawkeye, traveling, art and spending time with his family.

Date and Place of Admission to State Bar and Federal Courts

  • 1975, Iowa

Education (Undergrad, law school, etc)

  • B.A., Stanford University, 1971 (with highest distinction)
  • J.D., University of Iowa, 1975 (with distinction)

Memberships in Bar and Professional Associations

  • Johnson County Bar Association
  • Iowa State Bar Association
    • Health Law Section
    • Litigation Section
  • American Bar Association
    • Health Law Section
    • Litigation Section
  • Iowa Association of Defense Counsel
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • American College of Trial Lawyers