Kevin Tucker - Co-Founder
While in law school, Kevin led a nonprofit that subsidized students accepting unpaid, public-interest positions. Since that time, he has pursued justice on behalf of his clients in a variety of practice areas. Kevin has tried § 1983 cases for incarcerated individuals seeking adequate medical treatment. He’s shared pizza and beer with Steelworkers at most USW locals in Pennsylvania, representing them and their families before the Commonwealth’s workers’ and unemployment compensation judges, at social security disability hearings, and before Magisterial District Courts.
Kevin’s thoughtful approach to his client’s legal issues has resulted in their recovery of meaningful, life-changing relief, be it cash in their pocket or changes to the policies and practices of companies for whom they work or do business. Rhonda Wasserman, whose scholarship focusses on class action practice and other forms of aggregate litigation, noted that “Kevin has always shown a keen ability to identify a problem, and an eagerness to solve it with innovative solutions. I recommend Kevin for anyone seeking a disruptive vision to their complex legal or business challenges.”
Today, Kevin is a co-founder of and Partner at East End Trial Group LLC. Before founding East End, Kevin was a Partner at a national plaintiffs-side class action law firm that The Legal Intelligencer named Litigation Department of the Year for work the firm did while he was a member of that team. He has a diverse practice and experience centering on the Americans with Disabilities Act, consumer protection, and cybersecurity law. In addition to practicing law, Kevin serves as Secretary of Pitt Law’s alumni association and Vice-Chair of the Allegheny County Bar Association, Civil Rights Litigation Committee.
Trusted by courts and co-counsel, Kevin’s “eagerness to solve [problems] with innovative solutions” has helped leadership teams prosecute some of the largest multidistrict litigations in recent years:
In addition to this consumer practice, Kevin has developed a niche prosecuting disability discrimination claims on behalf of individuals who use screen reader software to access digital content, like a website, mobile app, or email. Kevin has helped secure landmark decisions across the country confirming public accommodations’ duty to make digital content fully and equally accessible to everyone.
Kevin is reasonable and persistent. He counsels clients to choose legal battles carefully and works to create and keep positive working relationships with co- and opposing counsel. Mindful of judicial resources from his time externing with then Chief Magistrate Judge Lisa Pupo Lenihan in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, Kevin works with his team to gameplan for the entire case at the start of the case and readjusts confidently and quickly when appropriate.