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Merry "Maggie" M. Tucker

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Member
Location:
Kansas City, Missouri
Phone:
816-217-8200 (Cell Phone )
816-410-6600 (Office Main Number)
816-410-6727 (Office Direct Number)
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Maggie's practice is focused on general defense litigation and insurance coverage issues.   

Maggie's diverse employment experience has given her unique insight into handling a variety of claims and meeting clients' needs and requirements. Maggie began work at a small plaintiffs firm. Thereafter, Maggie transitioned to a medium size and then larger Kansas City defense firm. Additionally, Maggie also has experience working as counsel for a large insurance company. 

Maggie is a member of the prestigious Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM), a nonpartisan alliance comprised of thousands of insurance companies, corporations, Corporate Counsel, Litigation and Risk Managers, claims professionals and attorneys. Through education and collaboration the organization's goals are to create a common interest in the representation by firms of companies, and to promote and further the highest standards of litigation management in pursuit of client defense. Selected attorneys and law firms are extended membership by invitation only based on nominations from CLM Fellows. Maggie is Lead Chair of CLM's Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee. 

Maggie is also a member of in the national legal defense organization DRI (Defense Research Institute) where she is a member of the Women in the Law and Data Breach and Privacy Law Committees.  Maggie is the Marketing Chair for the 2015 Data Breach and Privacy Law Conference.  Maggie is also involved with the Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers and Kansas Association of Defense Counsel. 

Maggie earned her J.D. from the Washburn University School of Law in Topeka, Kansas in 1999. In addition to being admitted to practice in all state trial and appellate courts of Missouri and Kansas, she is admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri and the United States District Court for the District of Kansas. Maggie lives in Lee's Summit, Missouri with her husband and young son.

Areas of Practice

  • Litigation and Appeals
  • Construction Litigation
  • Employment Law
  • Governmental Entity Liability
  • Insurance Related Litigation, Including Coverage Issues
  • Nursing Home Liability
  • Property Damage and Personal Injury
  • Transportation/Trucking
  • Wrongful Death

Litigation Percentage

  • 85% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri, 1999
  • Kansas, 2000
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Missouri, 1999
  • U.S. District Court District of Kansas, 2000
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit

Education

  • Washburn University School of Law, Topeka, Kansas
    • J.D. - 1999
    • Law Review: Washburn University School of Law Review, Member, 1998 - 1999
  • University of Missouri at Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri
    • B.A. - 1994
    • Major: Psychology

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Defense Research Institute, Member
  • Claims & Litigation Management Alliance, Member
  • Missouri Bar Association, Member
  • Kansas Bar Association, Member
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, Member
  • Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers, Member
  • Kansas Association of Defense Counsel, Member
  • DRI'S Women in The Law Committee, Member
  • CLM's Diversity Committee, Member
  • CLM's Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee, Chair
  • DRI's Data Breach and Privacy Law Committee, Marketing Chair, 2015 Program

Past Employment Positions

  • Sherman Taff Bangert Thomas & Coronado, P.C., Associate, 2006 - 2011
  • Wallace Saunders Austin Brown & Enochs Chtd., Associate, 2001 - 2006
  • Employers Reinsurance Corp., Counsel, 2000 - 2001
  • Sherman, Taff & Bangert, P.C., Associate, 1999 - 2000
  • Sherman, Taff & Bangert, P.C., Law Clerk, 1996 - 1999

Languages

  • English

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