Tucker seeking probate judge’s office in county

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Posted 5/13/18

Attorney A. Lee Tucker has announced his candidacy for Walker County Probate Judge in the June 5 Republican primary to replace retiring Probate Judge Rick Allison.

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Tucker seeking probate judge’s office in county

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Attorney A. Lee Tucker has announced his candidacy for Walker County Probate Judge in the June 5 Republican primary to replace retiring Probate Judge Rick Allison.

“This is my first time as a candidate for political office; I decided to run when I learned that Judge Allison was retiring after 23 years of service to Walker County,” Tucker said. “I was admitted to the Alabama State Bar and the Federal Northern District of Alabama in 1984 and have a General Practice of Law taking me all over the State of Alabama; handling thousands of cases including Estates, Family Law, Adoption, Real Estate, Bankruptcy, Contracts, Corporate Law and Criminal Law. I have served Walker County as Municipal Judge for the City of Sumiton the last five years and three years as Associate Municipal Judge for the City of Jasper, this experience together with my practice experience and continued training as a member of the Elder Law and Probate sections of the Alabama State Bar, have given me a diverse and solid foundation to serve as the Walker County Probate Judge.

I served as a director and vice president of the UAB National Alumni Society for 13 years followed by the honor of serving as President of the Alumni Society in 1996. Today as a Past President with fellow members of more than 10,000 active alumni, I continue to support the state’s largest employer and economic driver with over 120,000 graduates many of whom are from Walker County.

My parents, Leo and Nina Tucker, taught me the value of hard work and family. My son, Ian L. Tucker, is a graduate of Bevill State and works in law enforcement, with plans to attend UAB.

I graduated from Dora High School in 1973, attended Walker Jr. College, graduating from UAB in 1978. I graduated from the Birmingham School of Law in 1984, taking the bar exam that summer then beginning my law practice in Birmingham in the fall of 1984. In 1990, I opened a second office of the practice in my hometown of Sumiton where it remains today.

It would be a privilege to use my skills gained from years of experience to serve the people of Walker County as their new Probate Judge. My mission as Probate Judge will be to build on the current strengths of the court, leverage the great folks currently there, and improve where necessary and possible, allowing the Court to provide the best possible Probate Court service for Walker County. I will strive to impartially handle the courts legal matters while efficiently carrying out its administrative duties.

I have years of legal experience and training. I understand the importance to families of their loved ones estates, issues of the mentally ill or incompetent, as well as adoptions and guardianships. I fully understand the duties of the court and I am the most qualified and the best choice for the position of Probate Judge. Remember that the primary is June 5 and I ask for your vote.”