Robert Tucker is an attorney with Robinson, Curphey & O’Connell Law. He graduated law school third in his class, and the next year clerked for Judge Zouhary, followed by clerking for Judge Knepp II as one of his first two law clerks. He then joined RCO Law where he practices civil litigation. He represents companies of all sizes, trustees and beneficiaries in trust-related disputes and medical and legal providers against claims of negligence. He represents employers in labor arbitrations before the Ohio State Employment Relations Board, the Ohio Civil Rights commission, the EEOC and the NLRB, and in disputes stemming from non-compete agreements or trade secrets.
In 2017 he was appointed to the Advisory group of the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio (NDOH) and has since been re-appointed. He was also appointed to the U.S. Magistrate Judge Merit Selection Panel for NDOH in 2016 where they made recommendations for finalists for two open magistrate positions. He is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and the Litigation Counsel of America. He has been selected as a Super Lawyers of Ohio “Rising Star” consistently since 2017. He recently joined the UT College of Law Affiliate Board.
He founded “Toledo Matters” podcast in 2015 and was co-host for three years highlighting different people doing positive and interesting things in Toledo. He is a board member for Toledo Ohio Pet Services, Inc., which owns and operates the Glass City Dog Park. He also serves on the board of directors for ABLE and LAWO and chaired their Emerging Leaders Council for five years. He has served on the Toledo Bar Association’s board for six years and is a former president of the Toledo Junior Bar Association. Tucker is a member of Toledo Rotary, serving as Program Committee chairman. A member of the Lucas County Democratic Party’s Judicial Screening Committee, he previously acted as both Ward and Precinct Chair. In his spare time, he is a Cub Scout den leader and has coached baseball and flag football.
Tucker received his bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University and a law degree from the University of Toledo Law School.