4.5 stars 22 totalReview John Tucker
I'm a retired Marine. I got so tired of dealing with the VA and my DAV rep. It just seemed like it was one thing after another causing a delay in my claim for service connected benefits. I contacted John to help me. He was able to get documents and records to help my claim move along. After many long years of dealing with the VA, I am so glad I hired John. He really fought for me and got the VA to pay me for being totally disabled and unemployable after serving my country.
From the moment I met Mr. Tucker (January 2015) I knew I was in good hands. I believe its important to obtain an attorney who believes your story and from the beginning he understood and believed and his mission was to solve my legal problems, so I hired him. From the beginning, the entire staff was professional and responsive when I had concerns or questions. I always felt "in the loop" when anything of significance happened. I would recommend John Tucker without reservation to anyone in need of a disability attorney.
John was my attorney for a disability claim against UNUM and he handled my SSD claim. Another attorney referred me to him because he is known as one of the top ERISA lawyers in the country. All of his staff were so professional. He was always on top of my cases. I was so worried that UNUM would never pay me again after they cut me off. But, John was really aggressive in dealing with them and UNUM paid. Thank you John!
I hired Mr. Tucker to help me after CIGNA denied my disability insurance. He took the time to get to know me and understand why I can't work. He listenend and kept me updated as my case went on. The best thing about Mr. Tucker is he got me to the right doctor and also hired a great expert that helped win my case. I highly recommend Mr. Tucker.
Posted by Janet
I am so grateful for Mr. Tucker. He really understood the challenges I faced with multiple schlerosis. He got me SSD benefits and got CIGNA to pay my disability insurance claim. I talked to several attorneys and Mr. Tucker was the only one who took the time to explain to me what ERISA was. I was so tired of dealing with CIGNA. I had no idea that CIGNA was going to use the ERISA law to cheat me out of what they were supposed to pay me. But, Mr. Tucker won my claim. I would definitely recommend hiring Mr. Tucker if you have a disability insurance company that won't pay you!
Posted by a client
If you have social security disability, he might be good. If you have a personal disability policy that you bought from an insurance company....FIND ANOTHER ATTORNEY! He will really mess up your case, charge you a lot of money, and not get the results you deserve. You'll have to hire a new attorney to fix the issues he caused. Good Luck!
Posted by Susan
Mr. Tucker was the 7th lawyer I called about my ERISA disability benefits. The others were either scared of ERISA cases or had no clue what they even were. I had to go to another state to find a lawyer who could help me, and I am so glad I did because finding Mr. Tucker literally saved my family's income and kept us from losing our home. Without him, I never would have gotten UNUM to pay my disability benefits.
Working with his office was usually very smooth. Even though I was out of state, he skyped with me so I felt like I was sitting in his office. I dealt with a lawyer before, and Mr. Tucker's approach to keeping me updated was so much better. I really knew what was going on the whole time. Sometimes he was not available, but his paralegal filled me in on my case when that happened. I really liked everyone in their office. People thought I was crazy for hiring a lawyer in Florida, but none of the lawyers around where I live were even willing to take on my case - they were so wrong. Thank you Mr. Tucker!
Posted by Mark
John Tucker is without question, the finest Atty I have ever hired. He and Atty Bill Demas took on my LTD appeal/EIRSA vs Cigna and my SSDI case. Although my case was very complex and my record alone was over 1,100 pages and covered multile issues over several years, they were not deterred. From the 1st consult with John Tucker, it was very obvious by the questions he asked, his expertise in the area of EIRSA and disabilty law was outstanding. After Cigna denied my LTD benifits after 9 mos, than denied twice more after I had provided additional objective medical evidence from multiple surgeons and specialists, I felt hopeless and didn't think anyone could counter the cleverly worded albeit inaccurate picture CIGNA had painted to discredit me and my Doctors. Due to the skill, hard work, and perserverance of Atty's Tucker amd Demas, I won my appeal prior to having to file an EIRSA lawsuit which they were prepared to do. Additionally my SSDI claim that was previously denied while I was represented by Allsup, was approved shortly after I terminated my relationship with Allsup and retained Tucker & Ludin PA. Due to their outstanding reputation of ethics, integrity, and experience, Atty Demas communicated with a Senior SS Atty and provided a synopsis of my case. As a direct result, my Adminisstrative Law Judge (ALJ) hearing that wasn't expected to occur until 2015, per Allsup and previous communication from SS, was not required and my SSDI was approvwd by ALJ without a hearing even being required. This was a direct result of Atty Demas' efforts and his uncanny ability to sort through mountains of documentation, and extract and provide a succint brief supporting my case. I was fully approved for SSDI benifits over 6 mos before I even expected a hearing. Every person at Tucker & Ludin is professional and treated me with dignity amd respect during a very difficult time. For this and their proven results explained above, I give them my highest recommendation. Don't be fooled by other firms fancy web sites or empty promises. If you want the best, call or e-mail Tucker & Ludin. Lastly I must add that one of many things that set them apart and above their competetion is throughout the entire process, they not only kept be informed, but they didn't pull any punches and indormed me of the good and bad as to not give false hope at a time I could have used it. My judgement of people is not how they act or treat you when things are going well, but rather how they act and respond to adversity during the most challenging situations. Tucker & Ludin and staff all accepted the immense challenges of my cases and made a very complicated experience undetstandable to me in layman's terms which was also a great relief that comforted me and my family. Your life and family are to important to settle for 2nd best so HIRE THE BEST, T & L PA. Name withheld but I will gladly speak to anyone that may doubt the aurhenticity of my endorement. Just ask Atty John Tucker and he can arrange it.
Posted by Joe
Mr.Tucker and his staff are great. I had a complex long term disability case and a social security disability claim. I had a hard time adjusting to the fact that I would not be able to work again. I was an executive at a large company for over 25 years and Mr. Tucker totally understood the unique challenges I was facing. He was patient with all my questions and kept me up to date on my case. I really appreciated when he or his paralegal called just to tell me there was no news and they were just checking in. That really brought peace of mind to me and my wife while we were waiting for my insurance company to play their usual games. Mr. Tucker went after my insurance company with gusto. I could tell Mr. Tucker and his paralegal really cared about helping us. Mr. Tucker came highly recommended to me and now I know why. He is a quality guy. You are in good hands if you've been denied disability benefits.
Posted by a Social Security client
I would advise anyone looking at Mr. Tucker to keep looking. After signing a contract with him he basically ignored us. From what I can see he spends his time signing new clients and does not have sufficient time to handle the ones he has. I won't waste your time with the details but we depended on him and he let us down. Walk away from this one. You're better off doing it on your own.