Judge Susan Tucker
Judge Tucker was born in Charleston, W.Va., raised in Parkersburg, W.Va., and came to live in Morgantown, W.Va., in 1966. She received her undergraduate degree in secondary education in 1969, her master’s degree in curriculum and instruction in 1972, and her law degree in 1977, all from West Virginia University. She has, since that time, worked in private practice and served in public office in numerous and varied capacities.
In her years of public service, Judge Tucker was elected and served as Prosecuting Attorney of Monongalia County from 1985 to 1995. She also served as Director of the Fraud Investigations Unit of the Workers’ Compensation Division of the West Virginia Bureau of Employment Programs from 1995 to 1997. She was elected to Division One of the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit (Monongalia County) in 2008 and re-elected in 2016.
As an attorney in private practice, Judge Tucker represented clients in cases involving personal injury, family law, real estate, probate, bankruptcy, corporate and business law, workers’ compensation, and criminal defense. She also has worked both as a solo practitioner and for law firms, representing both plaintiffs and defendants.
Judge Tucker is licensed to practice law in West Virginia and has been admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia, the United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia, the United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia, and the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of West Virginia.
She is a former or current member of the American Bar Association, the West Virginia State Bar Association, the Minnesota State Bar Association, the Kanawha County Bar Association, the Monongalia County Bar Association, the National College of District Attorneys, the National Organization for Victim Assistance, Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity, Student Trial Lawyers’ Association, the West Virginia Prosecuting Attorneys’ Association, the West Virginia Trial Lawyers’ Association, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Advisory Council for Visiting Homemakers of Monongalia County, Advisory Council for the Retired Senior Volunteers Program of Monongalia County, Charleston Women’s Forum, the Democratic Women’s Club, the Professional Women’s Council of Morgantown, and Soroptimist International. She is a former member of the Governor’s Judicial Advisory Committee and was on the Board of Directors for the North Central West Virginia Legal Aid Society. She has served as a volunteer with the March of Dimes, the Read Aloud Program, Special Olympics, and the United Fund of Monongalia County. She is a recipient of the Outstanding Woman of the Year Award from the Morgantown Jaycees and received the Rape and Domestic Violence Information Center Recognition Award.
Judge Tucker was instrumental in establishing West Virginia’s first Victim/Witness Assistance Program. She also was instrumental in the formation of the Monongalia County Bar Association’s Committee for Civility and Professionalism, which is dedicated to promoting reforms in attorney conduct both among members of the Bar and between attorneys and the public.