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Tucker Richardson

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Randolph Tucker Richardson, III is a founding member and managing partner of Baldani, Rowland & Richardson.  He practices in all areas of state and federal criminal defense, from capital murder to DUI defense. In 1985, Tucker earned his B.S. in accounting from the University of Kentucky and, in 1988, his J.D. from the University Of Louisville College Of Law. In 1988, Tucker was admitted to the Kentucky Bar Association, as well as the U.S. District Court for both the Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky.  He was admitted to the United States Supreme Court in 1994.

In January 2015, Tucker was elected to the prestigious American Board of Criminal Lawyers.  The standards for acceptance include successful major felony trial experience, exceptional recommendations from distinguished jurists and current Fellows attesting to the candidate's high ethics and litigation skills in the area of criminal defense.  In November 2012, Tucker won the AV Preeminent® Award from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating MH gives out.  This means his peers rank him at the highest level of ethical standards and professional excellence!  LexisNexis collects evaluations of lawyers by other members of the bar and the judiciary in the U.S. and Canada.

Tucker is the past president of the Kentucky Association for Criminal Defense Lawyers (KACDL).  He was also selected as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers Association and is a Super Lawyer.  He is also rated 10.0 Superb by AVVO.  He has lectured extensively in many areas of criminal law, especially regarding DUI defense and drug detection cases.  He is a member of the National Association for Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL), as well as the American Bar Association, the Kentucky Bar Association, and the Fayette County Bar Association.

Tucker is an executive board member of the Children's Charity Fund of the Bluegrass for the past 10 years.  He attends Crossroads Christian Church with his wife and two children, where he volunteers in the nursery program.

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  • Best Of The Best

    We could not have asked for a better Criminal Attorney than Tucker Richardson. He came very highly recommended and now I see why. I called him on a Tuesday afternoon and he represented my grandson in court the very next day. Tucker has always returned my calls and has assisted with any question t...
  • If Only All Lawyers Were Like Tucker

    If only all lawyers were like Tucker. The world would be a better place. He fights for what's right. He treats clients with dignity and respect. He keeps us informed. He knows the law, both the theory and factual aspects as well as the all-important practical side of how the local courts are run,...
  • Would Recommend Them To Anyone!

    They will be my go-to option always! Mr. Richardson was extremely helpful and nice. Working two jobs and being way busy all the time was not an issue. Would recommend them to anyone! Even if he can't help with your issue he could help get you in the right direction to someone who can!
  • More Than Amazing

    Tucker Richardson is more than amazing. He is personable,kind,and gets the job done. I have personally used Tucker multiple times and he has done nothing short of his all. I would recommend him to anyone that needs a hard working,honest attorney.
  • Only Lawyer I Would Trust

    When I recently found Myself in legal trouble, I knew just who to call! Tucker Richardson had worked wonders for me in the past, and I knew he was the only Lawyer I would trust to handle my situation. From the first court appearance, I felt completely confident that things were going to be ok. He...
  • Truly a Godsend

    I was in a horrible car accident a couple of years ago and suffered quite a few serious injuries. I knew I needed to hire an attorney, but was very leery since there are so many shady personal injury firms out there. Tucker made me feel at ease. Almost as if I were a member of his own family. He ...
  • I Couldn't Ask For A Better Lawyer

    Tucker is good at what he does and it shows. I couldn't ask for a better lawyer. He treated me more like a friend than just another client. Money well spent. I would recommend him to anyone in search of a criminal defense lawyer. I asked around who was the best lawyer in town, I was told Baldini,...
  • Thank You From The Bottom of My Heart

    I am truly thankful for such a good lawyer and person to handle my case. I felt so lost and alone before Tucker took my case. Reading reviews of other lawyers and the pros and cons of a lawyer I felt Tucker was the best man for my case. He was straight forward and very honest with me the whole ti...
  • Did Not Give Up

    Tucker Richardson worked really hard for me and did not give up during the arraignment for my second Alcohol Intoxication charge to prove there was no probable cause for my arrest. His effort and persistence ultimately led to the judge not wanting to send my case to trial and the charge of AI aga...
  • Worth Every Dime

    Tucker is by far the best attorney in town, his services are worth every dime spent. He immediately went to work for me, and he knows the law!!! Thanks so much Tucker for your support and helping me through the worst time in my life.

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Established in 1988, Baldani, Rowland & Richardson has successfully represented thousands of individuals across the Commonwealth of Kentucky. With over 100 years of combined experience, let our team of attorneys fight for your rights.