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James B. Tucker - Ridgeland, MS

Renaissance at Colony Park1020 Highland Colony ParkwaySuite 1400 Ridgeland, MS 39157

Updated: 07/17/2012

Ridgeland White Collar, Compliance and Government Investigations Lawyer


Extensive courtroom experience in both trial and appellate courtrooms, having served as trial counsel for in excess of 100 jury trials, having authored approximately 60 appeals court briefs, and having participated in oral argument for a substantial number of those. A number of these cases were high-profile, complex matters.

About James B. Tucker

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Attorney

Practice Areas

  • White Collar, Compliance and Government Investigations
  • Immigration
  • Catastrophic Events and Major Claims
  • Tax Controversy
  • Military and National Security Law


Bar Admissions

  • Mississippi, 1966
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Mississippi
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Mississippi
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces

Other Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Bar Association of Fifth Federal Circuit
  • American College of Trial Lawyers (Fellow)
  • American College of Prosecuting Attorneys (Fellow)
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Charles Clark Chapter, American Inns of Court (Master Bencher)
  • Defense Research Institute
  • National Association of Former U.S. Attorneys
  • National Association of Assistant U.S. Attorneys

Past Positions

  • Southern District, Mississippi, United States Attorney, 2001 - Present
  • Southern District, Mississippi, Criminal Chief Assistant U.S. Attorney, 1985 - 2001
  • Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, D.C., Trial Attorney, 1971 - Present
  • Office of Professional Responsibility, U.S. Department of Justice, Special Assistant Counsel, 2000 - Present
  • Mississippi College School of Law, Adjunct Professor


  • University of Mississippi School of Law, Mississippi, 1966
  • Millsaps College, Jackson, Mississippi, USA, 1961
    Major: English Literature


Published Works

  • 'Honest Services' Criminal Claim Dealt Setback in Appeals Court, Washington Legal Foundation, Counsel's Advisory, Vol. 14, No. 10, 2006

Office Information


Renaissance at Colony Park1020 Highland Colony ParkwaySuite 1400 Ridgeland, MS 39157


  • (601) 985-4500



  • AV-rated, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers
  • Director's Award for Superior Performance in Criminal Litigation, 1983 - Present
  • Fellow, Mississippi Bar Foundation
  • Captain (Ret.), JAG Corps, U.S. Naval Reserve
  • Adjunct Professor, Trial Practice, Mississippi College School of Law

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