Gallagher Evelius & Jones LLP
Brian Tucker is thankful that his practice at Gallagher Evelius & Jones LLP allows him to focus on his passion for community service and representing nonprofit organizations.
“From churches to social service agencies like Catholic Charities to colleges, I have been privileged to help my clients work to achieve their missions,” said Tucker, a partner with the Baltimore law firm. “It is thrilling to help clients reach their objectives when I know they are working every day to strengthen our communities and state.”
Tucker said protecting the First Amendment rights of a church in Prince George’s County has been among his career highlights so far. He worked with others in his firm through a long trial and appeals process that obtained a $3.7 million judgment for Reaching Hearts International, allowing the organization to build a church.
“Seeing the church members’ joy upon finally being able to break ground on their church building after enduring years of discrimination and arduous litigation made me proud to be an attorney,” he said.
Tucker has also led his firm’s summer associate recruiting program for several years and mentors junior associates at the firm.
“For many students, we are their first exposure in a legal environment and it can be exciting and overwhelming,” he said. “I make it a priority that each student has a productive and positive experience.”
Tucker takes pride as well in mentoring the firm’s junior lawyers because many of the senior lawyers there helped him when he was starting out.
“I always have an open door and am willing to talk through issues with young lawyers,” he said. “Watching them successfully take on new challenging responsibilities gives me great satisfaction.”