“As far as daily practice goes, I find motivation in Proverbs.” – ‘Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy.’ (31:8-9). “Everyone deserves justice regardless of their social or economic status.”
– Joseph L. “Josh” Tucker
Josh was born in Birmingham, Alabama and spent his elementary school years in Tupelo, Mississippi. After relocating to Birmingham, Josh received his diploma from Vestavia Hills High School in 1988, and graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 1993 with a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice. Seeking to “find his place” in the American justice system, Josh attended Mississippi College School of Law, graduating in 1998 and becoming a member of the Alabama Bar four months later.
Josh started his legal career at a prominent Birmingham law firm. Upon joining Steve’s nationally recognized firm in 2001, Josh gained admission to practice law in Mississippi (2001), the District of Columbia (2002), Tennessee (2003), Pennsylvania (2004) and New York (2007). A seasoned litigator, his multiple law licenses have helped the firm advance the rights of thousands of individuals in complex civil litigation matters on a local, regional, and national level resulting in many significant monetary recoveries. For several years Josh taught courses at Birmingham School of Law under the guidance of Dean Ginger L. Tomlin.
Josh is the son of L. Perry and Alpharetta Nix Tucker of Cullman, Alabama, and is married to Lee Anne Berryhill; his “best friend and soul mate”.
In his spare time, Josh farms cattle with his father, brother Perron, and nephews Henry and Charles.
His favorite vacation spot? Take a guess.
- Complex Civil Litigation
- Catastrophic Physical Injury
- Pharmaceutical Drug Litigation
- Products Liability
- Mass Torts
- Consumer Fraud
- Business Disputes
- Wrongful Death
- Motor/Commercial Vehicle Accidents
- 1998, Alabama
- 2001, Mississippi
- 2002, District of Columbia
- 2003, Tennessee
- 2003, Third Circuit Court of Appeals
- 2004, Pennsylvania (currently inactive)
- 2005, Texas (currently inactive)
- 2005, United States Supreme Court
- 2007, New York
- 2015, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
- Mississippi College School of Law, J.D., 1998
- University of Alabama at Birmingham, B.S., 1993
“AV-Preeminent” rated in Complex Civil Litigation.
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Birmingham [Alabama] “Top Flight Attorney” – B-Metro magazine (2016-2019).
“A good lawyer is a guide through the tricky parts of life, from real estate to business disputes to criminal acts to family upheavals, helping us wade through the weightiest of matters.”
“A good lawyer is a guide through the tricky parts of life … helping us wade through the weightiest of matters.”
– B-Metro/BHM-BIZ Magazine
“Top 100 Civil Trial Lawyers in the State of Alabama” – The National Trial Lawyers Association’s (2017-2019).
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“Mid-South Super Lawyer” in the area of “Civil Litigation” (2017-2019).
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“Elite Lawyers of the South (Alabama)” – ALM & The National Law Journal (2019-2020).
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“They are thought-leaders who are dedicated to protecting your rights and best interests, and they will do everything they can to help you achieve positive results in your case.“