Richard M. Tucker

Richard M. Tucker: Attorney with Phelan Tucker Law LLP AV stamp icon
Attorney Awards


Dick was admitted to the practice of law in Iowa in 1975. He has spent the last 40 years as a trial lawyer focused on representing health care professionals and institutions in medical malpractice litigation and regulatory proceedings. He has also successfully argued cases before the Iowa Court of Appeals and the Iowa Supreme Court. In recognition of his skills as a trial lawyer and the respect he has among lawyers on both sides of lawsuits, Dick has been elected by his peers to membership in the Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers and the American College of Trial Lawyers.

Dick was born and raised in Iowa City. He received his undergraduate degree magna cum laude from Stanford University in 1971 and his law degree with honors from the University of Iowa in 1975. He then joined his father in law practice in Iowa City where he continues to live and practice. Dick is married to Buffie Tucker and they have two daughters, Jessica and Ashley. He enjoys being a Hawkeye, traveling, art and spending time with his family.

American College of Trial Lawyers.

Areas of Practice (3)

  • Medical Malpractice Defense
  • Health Care
  • Hospital Law

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
319-354-1104  Phone
University Attended:
Stanford University, B.A., Highest Distinction, 1971
Law School Attended:
University of Iowa, J.D., Distinction, 1975
Year of First Admission:
1975, Iowa
Johnson County, Iowa State and American Bar Associations; Iowa Association of Defense Counsel; Defense Research Institute; Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers; American Health Lawyers Association.
Birth Information:
Iowa City, Iowa
Payment Information:
  • Fixed Hourly Rates

Peer Reviews

A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.

*Peer Reviews provided before April 15, 2008 are not displayed.

Iowa City, Iowa

The determination of the need for legal services and the choice of a lawyer are extremely important decisions and should not be based solely upon advertisements, certification, specialization or self-proclaimed expertise. A description or indication of limitation of practice does not mean that any agency or board has certified such lawyers as specialist or expert in an indicated field of law practice nor does it mean that such lawyer is necessarily any more expert or competent than any other lawyer. All potential clients are urged to make their own independent investigation and evaluation of any lawyer being considered. These disclosures are required by the Supreme Court of Iowa.

Contact Richard M. Tucker

Required Fields

Required Fields

By clicking on the "Submit" button, you agree to the Terms of Use, Supplemental Terms and Privacy Policy. You also consent to be contacted at the phone number you provided, including by autodials, text messages and/or pre-recorded calls, from Martindale and its affiliates and from or on behalf of attorneys you request or contact through this site. Consent is not a condition of purchase.

You should not send any sensitive or confidential information through this site. Emails sent through this site do not create an attorney-client relationship and may not be treated as privileged or confidential. The lawyer or law firm you are contacting is not required to, and may choose not to, accept you as a client. The Internet is not necessarily secure and emails sent though this site could be intercepted or read by third parties.