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Clifford Tucker represents employees who were paid unfairly; injured people; and victims of civil rights violations, police misconduct, and consumer abuses.
Clifford investigates and prosecutes cases in Court to help clients get full and fair compensation. Clifford joined the firm of Michael Faillace & Associates, P.C. in May of 2019 after having spent years representing people in cases involving injuries, death, consumer fraud, and 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund Claimants.
Clifford was selected to the Super Lawyers 2016 New York Metro Rising Stars list. Clifford previously worked as an investigator for the New York City Civilian Complaint Review Board where he investigated allegations of police misconduct. In that position, he interviewed approximately 200 police officers of various rank and approximately 100 civilians, conducted field investigations, and provided reports as to his findings. Clifford has also clerked for the Kings County Legal Aid Society’s Criminal Defense Division and the Waterfront Commission of New York Harbor which investigates organized crime in New York.

Practice Areas

  • Wage and Hour Law
  • Employment Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Motor vehicle negligence
  • Trucking negligence
  • Premises Liabilities (slips, trips, falls)
  • Construction injuries and accidents
  • Civil rights violations and police misconduct

Presentations

  • Lecture to first year Brooklyn Law School law students in torts on personal injury practice

  • Lecture to first year Brooklyn Law School law students on negligence in Walters v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

  • Presentation to Veterans at VA Hospital for “Help is on The Way for Veterans"

  • Task Force of Social Workers of African Descent (TFSWAD): “How do you access power for social justice“

  • Continuing Legal Education Class: “Skills and Tactics for Case Preparation, Investigation and Discovery in New York“.

  • Radio appearance on Labor Press’ Blue Collar Buzz regarding Third Party Lawsuits and Line of Duty Benefits.

  • Continuing Legal Education Class: Personal Injury: How to Obtain the Best Settlement Offer for Your Client

  • On Demand Audio Secrets to Selecting a Jury in a Personal Injury Case: A Plaintiff's Perspective (Update)

Language Skills

  • English

    Fluent conversation

Licenses

  • Clifford is licensed to practice law in New York and New Jersey State Courts, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and in the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.

Education

  • Clifford graduated cum laude and with honors from Brooklyn Law School, was selected to compete as a member of the Moot Court Honors Society Trial division, and earned an award for ethics and integrity.

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