Joseph N. Tucker

Biography

Joe focuses his practice on commercial litigation matters. He handles a  variety of matters at the trial court and appellate levels involving contract and lease disputes, coal supply agreements, force majeure provisions, non-competition employment cases, creditors' rights, FDCPA/FCRA compliance and FDCPA/ FCRA/TCPA defense litigation, residential and commercial construction defect disputes and product liability cases.

He has extensive experience in insurance matters, issues coverage opinions for several national insurance companies and has defended complex insurance coverage and bad faith disputes under auto, property, CGL, D&O, E&O, and occupational accident insurance policies.

Joe has appeared before the Sixth and Eleventh circuit courts of appeal and in federal and state courts in North Carolina, Kentucky, Florida, Tennessee, Ohio and South Carolina and has arbitrated complex commercial cases in numerous states in the southeast. He has handled multi-million dollar serial litigation and class action lawsuits involving hundreds of parties and witnesses and also provides advice and litigation services to a variety of businesses on general commercial matters, including bankruptcy, the UCC, lender liability claims and close corporation shareholder disputes.

Representative Cases

Stavens  v. Stikovac, No. 2016-ca-001371-mr, 2018 Ky. App. Unpub. LEXIS 776 (Ct. App. Nov. 2, 2018)

Ham v. Midland Funding, LLC, No. 5:17-CV-00145-TBR, 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 57440 (W.D. Ky. Apr. 4, 2018)

Conway v. Portfolio Recovery Assocs., No. 3:13-cv-007-GFVT, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 143647 (E.D. Ky. Sep. 5, 2017), currently on appeal before the Sixth Circuit

Stratton v. Portfolio Recovery Assocs., LLC, 706 F. App'x 840 (6th Cir. 2017)

Chacon v. Unifund CCR, LLC, 228 So. 3d 575 (Fla. Dist. Ct. App. 2017)

Evans v. Midland Funding, LLC, No. 3:16-CV-00421-GNS-DW, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 54382 (W.D. Ky. Apr. 10, 2017)

Gray v. Midland Funding, LLC, No. 5:16-CV-00036-TBR, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 51376 (W.D. Ky. Apr. 4, 2017)

Stennett v. Midland Funding, LLC, No. 3:16-CV-00656-CRS, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 47320 (W.D. Ky. Mar. 29, 2017)

Unifund CCR Partners v. Harrell, 509 S.W.3d 25 (Ky. 2017)

Conway v. Portfolio Recovery Assocs., LLC, 840 F.3d 333 (6th Cir. 2016)

Stratton v. Portfolio Recovery Assocs., LLC, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 35773 (E.D. Ky. Mar. 21, 2016)

Malone v. Portfolio Recovery Assocs., LLC, 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 151498 (W.D. Ky. Nov. 3, 2015)

Malone v. Portfolio Recovery Assocs., LLC, 308 F.R.D. 518 (W.D. Ky. 2015)

Harrell v. Unifund CCR Partners, 2015 Ky. App. Unpub. LEXIS 736 (Ky. Ct. App. Feb. 6, 2015), currently on appeal before the Kentucky Supreme Court

Conway v. Portfolio Recovery Assocs., LLC, 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 77421, 2015 WL 3756410 (E.D. Ky. June 15, 2015), currently on appeal before the Sixth Circuit

Stratton v. Portfolio Recovery Assocs., LLC, 770 F.3d 443 (6th Cir. Ky. 2014)

Conway v. Portfolio Recovery Assocs., LLC, 13 F. Supp. 3d 711 (E.D. Ky. 2014)

Wiehebrink v. Midland Funding, LLC, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 168431 (W.D. Ky. Dec. 4, 2014)

Nawab v. Unifund CCR Partners, 553 Fed. Appx. 856, (11th Cir. Fla. 2013)

Barrett v. Fifth Third Bank, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 174514 (W.D. Ky. Dec. 11, 2013)

Stratton v. Portfolio Recovery Assocs., LLC, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 167636 (E.D. Ky. Nov. 26, 2013)

King v. Credit Card Receivables Fund Inc., 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 155376 (S.D. Fla. Oct. 1, 2013)

LeBlanc v. Unifund CCR Partners, 601 F.3d 1185 (11th Cir. Fla. 2010)

Sweazy v. Great Am. Ins. Group, 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 100353 (W.D. Ky. Sept. 23, 2010)

Amaya v. Pollack & Rosen, P.A., 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 16732 (S.D. Fla. Feb. 25, 2010)

Leone v. Credit Card Receivables Fund, Inc., 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 131479 (S.D. Fla. Nov. 4, 2009)

Pack v. Unifund CCR Ptrns, 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 117481 (M.D. Fla. Feb. 22, 2008)

Hahn v. Auto-Owners Ins. Group, 2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 70299 (E.D. Tenn. Sept. 27, 2006)

Whitehurst v. Hurst Built, 577 S.E.2d 168 (N.C. Ct. App. 2003)

Cincinnati Gas & Elec. Co. v. Westinghouse Elec. Corp., 1998 U.S. App. LEXIS 21692 (6th Cir. Ohio Sept. 1, 1998)

Education

  • University of Florida Levin College of Law  (J.D., with honors, 1991)
    • University of Florida Law Review, articles editor
  • Florida State University  (B.A., 1988)

Bar Admissions

  • Kentucky
  • Florida
  • Michigan

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee

Affiliations/Memberships

  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Florida Bar Association
  • Louisville Bar Association
  • Michigan Bar Association
  • ACA International

Distinctions

  • Peer Review Rated AV in Martindale-Hubbell
  • Kentucky Super Lawyers® 
  • "Top Lawyers” by Louisville Magazine (2016)