Rob Tucker focuses his practice mainly in the areas of class action defense and commercial litigation, but he also has experience handling medical malpractice, product liability, tort and election law matters. He has experience with depositions, trials and oral arguments. In particular, Rob has successfully obtained a favorable verdict first chairing a jury trial on behalf of a major FORTUNE 500 company and has obtained favorable verdicts at bench trials as second chair in federal courts in Ohio and Iowa.
Rob brings a practical and business-orientated approach to his practice. He has negotiated favorable settlements on behalf of clients and has been successful in obtaining early resolution of cases through motions to dismiss, summary judgment motions and other procedural motions.
In class actions, Rob regularly assists in drafting trial and appellate briefs in both state and federal courts regarding class certification and has participated in strategic decision-making relating to class issues. In particular, he assisted BakerHostetler in obtaining reversal of class certification by the Seventh Circuit in the matter of Kartman, et al. v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, et al., 634 F.3d 883 (2011). He has also coordinated extensive discovery in class action cases involving millions of documents and multiple terabytes of data. He is adept at developing cost-effective approaches to lessen the burden of extensive discovery through the effective use of vendors, contract counsel and various e-discovery tools.
Beyond complex commercial litigation and class actions, Rob has assisted in the representation of a national healthcare client’s response to an investigation and subpoena from the Drug Enforcement Agency, has represented automobile manufacturers in matters before various state motor vehicle boards, as well as in state and federal courts, and has represented clients in a variety of election law matters involving campaign finance issues and voting procedures in both state and federal courts and before the Ohio Elections Commission.
Rob was recently named a 2013 Super Lawyers “Rising Star” in Ohio. He serves as a board member for the Ohio University College of Business Society of Alumni and Friends and was a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum’s 2011 annual “It’s Only Rock and Roll” spring benefit committee. Rob is also a member of The Chief Justice Thomas J. Moyer American Inn of Court as well as the American, Ohio State and Columbus Bar Associations.
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