Robert "Larry" Tucker
Mr. Tucker is one of the founding partners of HCP. His practice focuses primarily on insurance coverage matters including the representation of both insurers and policyholders, and he is certified by the Ohio State Bar Association as a specialist in Insurance Coverage Law. Since 1999, he has held an appointment as an adjunct professor teaching Insurance Law at the University of Akron School of Law.
Mr. Tucker serves as an arbitrator for several elite providers of alternative dispute resolution services, including the American Arbitration Association. He is a member of the AAA’s Commercial Insurance panel and its Complex Coverage Neutral Evaluation panel, both of which are composed of nationally recognized coverage experts, academics, and former judges with insurance law expertise.
Mr. Tucker frequently speaks at CLE programs for attorneys, paralegals, and insurance claim professionals. His published articles have been cited as authoritative by federal and state courts from Delaware to Hawaii, and in more than 30 articles written by leading scholars.
When away from the office, Mr. Tucker studies ancient history and archaeology, and enjoys traveling anywhere that is sunny and warm. He is one of the co-founders of Stewards of Historical Preservation, which is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization devoted to preserving northeast Ohio's cultural resources. An avid outdoorsman, he also serves as a member of the volunteer trail patrol for MetroParks Serving Summit County.
Mr. Tucker is a two-time recipient (2012 and 1999) of the UA Law Alumni Publications Award, which is conferred by the Akron Law Alumni Association to the alumnus with the most outstanding law-related publication during the preceding year.
In 2010, Mr. Tucker received the John R. Quine Outstanding Adjunct Faculty Award, which is presented annually to the adjunct professor at the University of Akron School of Law who has most successfully combined a practical approach to the teaching of law with a scholarly approach to the private practice of law.
In 2008, Mr. Tucker received the Friend of Legal Education Award, which is presented by the Ohio State Bar Association to the member of the Ohio bar who has contributed most to legal education.
Mr. Tucker was invited by the Ohio Supreme Court to serve as a mentor in the pilot term of the Lawyer-to-Lawyer Mentoring Program, and served annually thereafter through 2011. He received the 2005-2006 Committee Chair of the Year from the Akron Bar Association for outstanding service on the University of Akron Liaison Committee. He is also a Fellow of the Akron Bar Association Foundation, a designation that is conferred upon those attorneys who are widely recognized by the legal community for their superior legal ability and staunch professionalism.
For many years, Mr. Tucker has held an “AV” rating from Martindale-Hubbell. He has been named as an Ohio Super Lawyer in the area of insurance coverage every year since 2008, and is the author of many frequently-cited publications including:
Stolen Art, Looted Antiquities, and the Insurable Interest Requirement, 29 Quinnipiac L. Rev. 611 (Summer 2011)
Disappearing Ink: The Emerging Duty to Remove Invalid Policy Provisions, 42 Akron L. Rev. 519 (Spring 2009)
Information Superhighway Robbery: The Tortious Misuse of Links, Frames, Metatags, And Domain Names, 4 Va. J. L. & Tech. 8 (Fall 1999)
Deposed Parties: Who Has A Right To Access Depositions In Civil Cases?, 13 Ohio Lawyer 12 (Jan./Feb. 1999)
The Bad News About Good Faith For Excess UM Carriers, 15 Bad Faith L. Rep. 28 (March 1999)
Industrial Espionage As Unfair Competition, 29 U. Tol. L. Rev. 245 (Winter 1998)
“And The Truth Shall Make You Free”, Truth As A First Amendment Defense In Tortious Interference With Contract Cases, 24 Hastings Const. Law Q. 709 (1997)
The Flexible Doctrine of Spoliation of Evidence: Cause Of Action Defense, Evidentiary Presumption And Discovery Sanction, 27 U. Tol. L. Rev. 57 (1995), reprinted in, 46 Def. L. J. 587 (1997)
Vexatious Litigation As Unfair Competition, And The Applicability Of The Noerr-Pennington Doctrine, 22 Ohio N.U.L. Rev. 119 (1995)