Laverne Tucker is Of Counsel with Marks, O’Neil, O’Brien, Doherty & Kelly. She is admitted to practice in Maryland, District of Columbia, Florida and New York.
Laverne graduated from the University of Miami in 1996 with a Bachelor of Art’s degree in History and a Minor in Biology. She subsequently attended Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center, graduating in 2000. During law school, Laverne was awarded a FAWL Scholarship and Florida Bar Public Service Fellowship. Laverne obtained an LL.M degree in Healthcare Law from Loyola University of Chicago School of Law in 2012. During her tenure at Loyola, she was a contributing author to “The Criminalization of Medical Malpractice from Past to Present and the Implications on Patient Safety and Voluntary Error Reporting”, Chapter 41 in the Patient Safety Handbook, 2d Edition, Jones and Bartlett Learning, Burlington, MA (published September 2012). She became Certified in Healthcare Compliance (CHC) in 2013.
Prior to joining Marks O’Neill, Laverne started her career in Florida as a National Association of Public Interest Law Fellow (NAPIL), and then after two years began work in the insurance defense industry. She moved to Maryland in 2010 and subsequently became In-House Field Counsel for a large insurance company. She is active with the American Bar Association, serving as Vice-Chair of the Post-Acute Care Continuum Task Force in the Health Law Section, and she served as the Immediate Past Chair of the Health Law Section of the National Bar Association from July 2016 – July 2019. She was awarded Section of the Year as Chair of the National Bar Association’s Health Law Section in 2018 and 2019. These groups provide lawyers and policy makers with education and guidance on current law and potential impacts of proposed changes. Laverne also obtained training as a mediator. She is a believer in professional development and lifelong learning and continues to seek out new ways to innovate and progress.
Outside of work, Laverne enjoys traveling, playing tennis and spending time with her daughter.