Tucker Blaser

Principal
Richland Plaza 1
525 West Main Street
Suite 200
Belleville, IL 62220-1547
(618) 355-5138
(618) 235-5591

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Tucker Blaser joined Brown & James, P.C. in 2009 and practices in the firm’s Belleville, Illinois, office. His practice focuses on defending medical practice, premises, and product liability, and toxic tort cases. Mr. Blaser currently leads the toxic tort division for the Belleville office and serves as local counsel for multiple product and premises liability clients.

Prior Legal Experience

Law Clerk, Brustin & Lundblad (2007-2009)
Legal Intern, McCarthy, Callas, Fuhr & Ellison (2005-2007)

Academic Honors and Activities

Associate Editor, Francis D. Morrissey Scholarly Writers
William Powers Scholarship Recipient

Representative Legal Matters

Rachel Hayden-Hackman v. Schnuck Markets, Inc (St. Louis County Circuit Court) – Premises liability case against Schnuck Markets, Inc. with an alleged slip and fall in produce aisle of the Sierra Vista store in North County. Plaintiff allegedly slipped on some smashed grapes that were on a floor rug near the grapes case. Plaintiff’s theory was that the smashed grapes on floor rug constituted a dangerous condition. Defense argued that the combination of smashed grapes on a floor rug was not a dangerous condition. Submitted $15,000 in specials for treatment of numerous injuries with primary injuries being alleged ligament damage to left knee, left ankle and left lumbrosacral strain/sprain with radiculopathy. Treating physician testified as to permanency of left knee/left ankle and lumbar radiculopathy, and plaintiff’s attorney asked the jury for $50,000. The jury returned a unanimous verdict in favor of Schnuck Markets, Inc.

More About Tucker

Education

  • The John Marshall School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2009)
  • Monmouth College (B.A., 2006)

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois
  • Missouri
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois

Recent Achievements

  • Emerging Lawyer in the areas of Medical Malpractice Defense Law and Personal Injury Defense Law: General by Law Bulletin Publishing Company’s Leading Lawyers, 2017

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Madison County Bar Association
  • St. Clair County Bar Association
  • Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers

Publications

  • Co-Author, "The Evolution of Conspiracy Personal Jurisdiction," Law360, September 2018

Speaking

  • "New Asbestos Case Filing Trends and Personal Jurisdiction Issues," Nationwide Insurance's Asbestos Summit (October 2017)
  • "Case Law Update and Flood-Related Claims in Missouri and Illinois," Brown & James Law Symposium (January 2016)
  • "Litigating the Uninsured & Underinsured Motorist Claim: Evaluating the Case & Ethical Traps to Avoid," National Business Institute (May 2013)