John A. Tucker, a partner and trial lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP, represents clients in the federal and state courts in general business, class action, construction, bid protest, financial, and employment lawsuits. He is former chair of the Jacksonville office's Litigation Department and is a member of Foley’s Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice and Health Care Industry Team.
John’s law practice has involved serving a broad range of clients, including financial institutions, public companies, family-owned businesses, professionals, developers, contractors, suppliers, property owners, and others in a variety of legal matters. He has also represented clients in the prosecution and defense of bid protests of governmental contract awards at the state and local level. His experience in these areas provides him with a creative perspective to assist clients with their special business and professional needs.
John has been Peer Review Rated as AV Preeminent®, the highest performance rating in Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ system. In 2014, he was named one of Jacksonville's "Top Lawyers" by 904 Magazine. John has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© since 2011 for his commercial litigation, banking & finance litigation, construction litigation, real estate litigation, and construction-real estate work. He was named the Best Lawyers® Litigation – Real Estate Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Jacksonville (2021). He has also been recognized as one of Florida’s Legal Elite™ by Florida Trend magazine and selected for inclusion in the Florida Super Lawyer® lists (2006, 2010-2017).
John is active in community and professional activities, and has served as legal counsel for the Tournament Players Championship, president and director of Jacksonville Legal Aid, and president and director of the Jacksonville Speech and Hearing Center. He is active in the Jacksonville Bar Association and a member of the Jacksonville Chapter of the American Inns of Court. He has authored articles and spoken on a wide variety of legal issues to business and professional groups.
John is a graduate of Duke University (J.D., with distinction, 1982) and of the University of Notre Dame (B.B.A., accounting, summa cum laude, 1979). Upon graduation from law school, he served a judicial clerkship with the Hon. Gerald B. Tjoflat, U.S. Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.
Admissions and Professional Memberships
A member of The Florida Bar, John's practice admissions also include the U.S. District Court for the Southern, Middle, and Northern Districts of Florida, the U.S. Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court. He is also a member of the Federal Bar Association.