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Tucker Blaser
Principal

Tucker  Blaser

525 West Main St.
Suite 200
Belleville, IL 62220
T: (618) 355-5138
F: (618) 235-5591
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Education

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

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.

Professional Affiliations

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

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

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.

Speaking Engagements
"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)

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

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



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