Alan L. Rucker

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Alan L. Rucker Partner


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Alan Rucker is an owner and founder of the Firm. His single-minded focus is the client’s satisfaction through outstanding results, preparedness, responsiveness, cost efficiency, and confidence that the matter is being handled the way the client wants it handled.

Alan has a broad-based civil practice representing multi-national, national, regional and local companies in a variety of litigation in state and federal courts. Alan has extensive experience representing clients in complex business and commercial disputes, construction matters, transportation and logistics, personal injury defense, products liability and property disputes. He also frequently counsels clients in risk management and litigation avoidance.

Away from the office, Alan enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters. He also enjoys cooking, running, time with his two labs and following his Longhorns.

Services

  • Litigation

Education

  • The University of Texas at Austin School of Law
  • The University of Texas at Austin, McCombs School of Business, B.B.A., Accounting, with honors

Admissions

  • Admitted to practice in the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Western and Eastern Districts of Texas
  • Admitted to practice in all Texas state courts

Distinctions & Certifications

  • AV Preeminent®, Martindale Hubbell – awarded to only those lawyers with the highest ethical standards and professional ability
  • Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters (2014-2018)
  • Texas Rising Stars
  • Recognized by Cambridge Who’s Who
  • Selected as a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America (LCA)

Representative Experience

  • Defended general contractor against multi-million-dollar construction defect claims involving design and construction of office building and adjacent 160,000-square-foot warehouse
  • Represented general contractor in connection with general contractor’s design and construction of 451-unit multi-family lakeside community
  • Represented property owner in litigation involving construction of multi-million-dollar athletic training facility
  • Represented multiple property owners, general contractors and subcontractors in litigation involving prosecution and defense of multi-million-dollar, multi-party construction defect, construction delay and related claims
  • Represented insurance carrier in multi-million-dollar dispute involving property damage to shopping center and resulting business interruption and related claims by property owner and tenants
  • Represented business owner in multi-million-dollar dispute involving breach of contract, fraud and other damage claims involving purchase and modification of client’s jet aircrafts
  • Represented multiple manufacturers and service providers in defense of multi-million-dollar wrongful death, survival and personal injury claims
  • Represented multiple trucking and logistics companies in defense of multi-million-dollar wrongful death, survival and personal injury claims

Professional Activities

  • State Bar of Texas, Business Section
  • State Bar of Texas, Construction Law Section
  • Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association
  • Dallas Bar Association, Business Litigation and Construction Law Sections

Publications & Speeches

  • “The Motor Carrier Act of 1980/MCS-90 Endorsement – Does it Create Insurance Coverage or Require a Duty to Defend?”
  • “The Mitigation of Litigation,” SCRA Symposium, Orlando, FL, Co-Presenter, February 14, 2017
  • “Employment Law for Carriers and Riggers,” SCRA Webinar, Co-Presenter, August 2016
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