PRACTICE AREAS

  • Patent Litigation
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Corporate Law

Highlights of Experience

  • Litigation Paralegal, AddyHart P.C., Atlanta, Ga., 09/2019 – present
  • Contract Paralegal, Independent Consultant, 04/2017 – 08/2019
  • Litigation Paralegal, McLain & Merritt, Atlanta, Ga., 08/1997 – 01/2017
  • Firm AdministratorWm. Robbins, P.C.

Education

  • B.A., Ambassador College, Pasadena, Calif., 1984

Sue Tucker

Litigation Paralegal

Sue Tucker joined AddyHart P.C. in September 2019 with more than 20 years’ legal experience as a paralegal in civil litigation. Tucker assists AddyHart in complex intellectual property cases and other civil litigation. Her prior experience includes contract disputes, including in insurance defense, product liability, property damage, labor and employment cases, and other commercial litigation.

Based in our Atlanta office, Tucker has deep knowledge of civil procedure, motions practice, case preparation and legal research. She has experience analyzing key issues of cases and drafting pleadings, preparing exhibits and documentation for discovery, and reviewing and drafting briefs. In particular, Tucker has extensive knowledge of the rules and civil procedures for cases in Georgia’s state and Federal courts.

Before joining AddyHart P.C., Tucker was for two years in independent practice as a contract paralegal. From 1997 until 2017, she was Litigation Paralegal for insurance defense cases at Atlanta, Ga.-based McLain & Merritt, where she independently managed and oversaw active cases, preparing initial and responsive pleadings, discovery, motions and supporting briefs; coordinating depositions, and analyzing and summarizing deposition testimony transcripts to identify key facts; electronically filing pleadings and discovery with various courts and monitoring filings; preparing cases for trial, as well as preparing for hearings, mediations, arbitrations, and settlement conferences; identifying relevant exhibits, preparing visual presentations and demonstrative aids; and drafting pre-trial orders, trial-related motions, and exhibit and witness lists.

Specific to insurance defense cases, Tucker also examined medical records to identify pre-existing conditions and previous treatments, then prepared summaries and chronologies of same. She also catalogued and summarized materials and documents produced by opposing parties; reviewed pertinent non-parties; prepared case analyses and litigation plans to apprise clients of case status; interviewed witnesses to obtain information for discovery responses, and prepared witnesses for deposition and trial.

Early in her career, Tucker was Firm Administrator for Atlanta-based William Robbins, P.C., and before that worked as a legal assistant for Blue, Fellerath, Cloninger & Barbour in Asheville, N.C.

Tucker received her B.A. at Ambassador College in Pasadena, Calif., in 1984.