Rob Tucker is a civil trial lawyer who focuses his practice on the defense of personal injury, property damage, and wrongful death claims, as well as labor and employment matters, including the defense of workers' compensation claims. He also advises clients on construction services matters, particularly those involving building products and construction defect litigation. Rob's clients include individuals, businesses, national and regional insurers and large self-insured companies. With his vast experience representing both the defense and plaintiff side, Rob has a unique perspective on the cases he handles, which allows him to further demonstrate his value in the defense of his clients in both state and federal courts and administrative proceedings.
Rob also represents clients in commercial litigation. He has defended a national finance company and other national corporations in state and federal individual and class action litigation, with factual issues ranging from alleged violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), Florida Consumer Collection Practices Act, Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), and the Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act.
Prior to joining Hinshaw, Rob was the statewide managing attorney for the civil litigation and workers' compensation department in a Tampa, Florida-based plaintiff's trial and class action firm. Earlier in his career and before relocating to Tampa, Florida, he worked in South Florida, handling an array of insurance defense matters, including, but not limited to: the defense of automobile negligence involving personal injury and wrongful death, and premises liability cases, involving injuries that occurred at restaurants, hotels, as well as other premises.
During law school, Rob served a series of clerkships—two with Florida law firms, and one as a judicial clerk to the Honorable James W. Whatley, Florida Second District Court of Appeal located in Tampa, Florida.
- The Florida Bar, Member, 2008–Present
- Hillsborough County Bar Association, Member
- Young Lawyers Division, Member
Rob enjoys playing basketball, golf, softball, surfing and spending time with his family.
Phi Delta Theta Chapter House Association, Inc., Board of Directors Member
- American Cancer Society Relay for Life, Westchase, Executive Committee Member
- American Cancer Society Relay for Life, Downtown Ft. Lauderdale, Executive Committee Member (2010)
- The Muscular Dystrophy Association Ft. Lauderdale/Chicago, Volunteer
J.D., University of Florida Levin College of Law, 2007
B.S., Business Administration, University of Florida at Gainesville, 2003
- U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida