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William Daniel Tucker III

Real estate Attorney at Charlottesville, VA

5.0   12 reviews

also known as Bill Tucker

  • State Years
    Florida - FL 50 years
    Virginia - VA 52 years
  • Licensed for 50 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1972
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 52 years
    State VA
    Acquired 1971
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About William

Learn William’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Real estate
    Mostly residential real estate closings: Sales, Purchase, Refinancing, Short Sales and many others.

    48 years

  2. Business
    Mostly LLCs and small corporations, especially where real estate is involved.

    48 years

William D. Tucker, III is the founding partner of Tucker Griffin Barnes, and one of Charlottesville-Albemarle’s leading experts in real estate law.  Tucker’s 35 plus years of experience as a real estate lawyer, and his business acumen have helped create the success of Tucker Griffin Barnes.  People seek out Tucker for his real estate and business expertise.


Born in Miami, Florida, Tucker grew up in Miami and Huntsville, Alabama.  After receiving his undergraduate degree in Business Administration from the University of Florida, Tucker moved to Charlottesville where he earned his J.D. from the University of Virginia in 1971.  He was subsequently, admitted to the bar in both Virginia and Florida.


Tucker continues to reside in Charlottesville with his wife, Elly of 27 years, and their two children Dory, an elementary school teacher, and Josh a ninth-grader at Tandem Friends School.  His eldest son Tee is a realtor in the Charlottesville area.  Tucker involves himself with the community and is an active supporter of the local performing arts, and is an active member of Congregation Beth Israel.  Currently, Tucker serves as a board member of the Piedmont Housing Alliance, the Paramount Theater, Tandem Friends School and Camp Albemarle.






Tucker Griffin Barnes P.C.

307 W. Rio Road

Charlottesville, Virginia 22901



Juris Doctor, 1971, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, 1968, University of Florida



1990 to present, Founding partner, and real estate lawyer with Tucker Griffin Barnes, P.C.

1971 - 1990, Real estate lawyer with Bailes, Lindstrom & Tucker and Tucker, Coles & Parker, P.C.


Practice Areas:

Real Estate: Purchases, Sales, Refinances, Tax Free Exchanges, Development

Troubled Real Estate:  Short Sales, Loan Modifications, REO Purchases, Deeds in Lieu of Foreclosure

Business Transactions: Start-ups, Purchases, Sales and Mergers



1972 - Virginia Bar Association

1972 - Florida Bar Association

1980 - American Bar Association


Activities/Community Involvement:

1982-Present: Board Member of Camp Albemarle

1990-Present: Board Member of Paramount Theater

2009-Present: Board Member of Tandem Friends School

2009-Present: Board Member of Piedmont Housing Alliance

Previously: Board Member of Virginia Institute of Autism, Save the Fireworks, First Night Va, Charlottesville YMCA

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Tucker Griffin Barnes P.C. Attorneys At Law
307 West Rio Road
Charlottesville, VA, 22901
Tucker Griffin Barnes P.C. Attorneys At Law
9 South Augusta Street
Suite A
Staunton, VA, 24401
Tucker Griffin Barnes P.C. Attorneys At Law
265 Turkeysag Trail Suite 111 Lake Monticello Jefferson Centre
Palmyra, VA, 22963
Tucker Griffin Barnes P.C. Attorneys At Law
590 Neff Ave
Suite 2000
Harrisonburg, VA, 22801
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5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by Anne | November 10, 2014
Short Sale of Property
Bill handled a complicated short sale for me. He and his staff were outstanding! I would use him again if the need ever arose. I would recommend him to anyone. He answered all questions and emails immediately and thoroughly. He was supurb.
Posted by anonymous | July 2, 2013
Highly recommend Mr. Tucker for real estate needs!
Mr. Tucker stuck by our side for over a year during a very painful short sale process. However, he saw it through to the end and helped us complete it. We are very grateful for his experience and expertise in this field.
Posted by anonymous | March 22, 2013
Aggressive, Ethical, and On Top of My Case From Start to Finish.
I highly recommend Mr. Tucker and Valerie for aggressive, ethical, and thoughtful representation during a very stressful time for me as they handled my short sale. Over the almost seven months of handling my case, I was kept informed by both Mr. Tucker and Valerie at all times with either emails or phone calls. I was sent required paperwork to complete with thorough instructions and reasons why it was needed. My phone calls were returned promptly or in a reasonable time frame. Most importantly I was told what to expect and what could be done. I was also told how things could turn out good or bad which thankfully didn't happen. I felt that Mr. Tucker and Valerie were on top of the latest laws and coming changes to the law to keep the process moving forward in a fair manner to all involved. When there were problems they let me know and handled them with determination and great follow up. When I was confused or didn't understand they were patient and explained things in terms I could understand. I highly recommend Mr. Tucker and his team. I was treated like I was their most important client and that meant a lot during a stressful time. Mr. Tucker handled my case professionally with top notch representation. Valerie was so thorough and kept things moving forward very, very calmly and I could tell she was very passionate about taking care of my case to the end. She even helped after my case was closed with an unexpected problem which came up regarding my case that had nothing to do with how it had all been previously handled. Thank you both. I would hire you again.
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Posted by Rafael | July 4, 2012
We recently went through a short sale process and the effectiveness and efficiency of the Tucker Law Firm was invaluable. This was our first experience in real estate and while at times we felt a little in the dark through the process, we quickly learned that no news is good news as they worked our case. I would absolutely recommend the Tucker Law Firm.
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Posted by Michael | October 21, 2011
Incredible Service and Reliability
Going through the short sale process was harrowing. Bill Tucker and his staff (especially Valerie Johnson) made the process bearable. They kept me well informed throughout the process. They were patient in explaining everything that was going on. They regularly got me on the phone to walk me through what was happening. Bill Tucker produced results when negotiating with the banks. Their warmth, friendliness and sense of humor left made the process that much better. Bill Tucker epitomizes the very notion of service!
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Posted by Vicki | March 25, 2011
Short Sale
From the time we walked into Tucker's office, we were treated with respect and filled with information that led to a quick Short Sale of our home. The lender never bothered us once. My realtor also dealt with Tucker throughout the sale on our behalf and both kept us copied on all their correspondence. Their explanations made it short and sweet.
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Posted by RHowe | March 23, 2011
Cabin Sale closing of Escrow
We recently sold our Cabin in Rileyville VA. We worked with a paralegal named Jenna C. Peregoy. What a smooth, professional transaction thanks to her. It closed very quickly even though she had to contend with 3 Sellers! Thank You TGB Law for using Jenna for our Sale. Thank you Jenna!
Posted by Mary | March 23, 2011
Absolutely the Best
I recently had to go through a short sale on my home. I cant say enough about Bill Tucker and his firm. I felt completely safe with them and trused them completely. The job they did was amazing and I would recommend him highly to all.
Posted by anonymous | March 21, 2011
He's the greatest!
Bill Tucker knows how to care for his clients at a level of expertise that few command. It's the way he knows what is possible, and then uses words in such a way to part the brambles and lead the way.
Posted by anonymous | February 7, 2011
Short Sale Success!
Bill Tucker and his team were the answer to my real estate prayers! After being transferred to another state for work, my condo sat on the market for over a year in this dismal market with no traffic. I enlisted the help of Bill Tucker and after 3 months, I was relieved of this burden! They fought hard so that I wouldn't have to continue to pay on my condo even after the short sale was over. I truly felt that they cared about me and my situation and could not have asked for a better team. THANK you!
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Posted by Debbie | January 14, 2011
Real Estate Transaction
I just wanted to take this opportunity to extend my appreciation for all the hard work that went in to the short-sale of my property at Eagles Landing. I was more than pleasantly surprised by the outcome! I am really impressed with how TGB handled everything, from start to finish. This, by far, has been the most professional real estate transaction I’ve ever experienced!
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Posted by KL | January 12, 2011
Real estate closing
I cannot thank you enough for all your work. I wish everyone had your worth ethic and attention to detail and level of customer service. This would never have gone through had you not been on the case. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
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AVVO RATING 8.3 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Founding Partner
  • Tucker Griffin Barnes P.C. Attorneys At Law
  • 1990 - Present


  • University of Virginia School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1971
  • University of Florida
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • N/A


  • Charlottlesville Albemarle Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1990 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Favorite Law Firm in Charlottesville
  • Daily Progress
  • 2013
  • Best Law Firm in Charlottesville
  • C-Ville
  • 2013
  • Distinguished Attorneys
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • #1 Family Lawyer
  • Albemarle Family Magazine
  • 2010
  • Favorite Law Firm
  • C'ville Magazine
  • 2009
  • Favorite Law Firm
  • Daily Progress
  • 2009
  • Family Friendly Business
  • Youth & Family Services
  • 2003
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Speaking Engagements

  • Seminar
  • Termite, Well & Septic Reports
  • 2014
  • Seminar
  • A Nonconforming Building vs. an Illegal Building
  • 2013
  • Seminar
  • Value of Physical Surveys
  • 2012
  • Seminar
  • REO & Short Sale Purchases
  • 2011
  • Short Sale Realtor Seminar
  • Short Sale State of the Union
  • 2010
  • First TIme Home Buyers Seminar
  • Buying Your First Home
  • 2010
  • Closing Seminar
  • Residential Settlements - Whats Involved
  • 2010
  • Realtor Update
  • New Good Faith Estimate Regulations
  • 2009
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Real estate Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. I worked at Tucker Griffin Barnes for about 3 years. I found him to be an extremely knowledgeable and zealous advocate for his clients, while maintaining a high degree of professionalism. He enjoys an excellent reputation in the Charlottesville legal community. He has a dedicated staff who go out of their way to get the job done for their clients."
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