Sara Deskins Tucker

Sara Deskins Tucker

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Sara Deskins Tucker concentrates her practice on complex products liability litigation, with a focus on pharmaceutical and medical device litigation. Sara has experience representing and defending clients in federal and state courts, including multidistrict litigation, consolidated state court litigation, mass torts, consumer class actions and medical malpractice.

Capabilities

Experience

  • Trial team member for one of the world’s largest medical device companies involving allegations of negligence in the design of a laser-resistant endotracheal tube. The client was assessed zero liability despite jury verdict of $18 million awarded against co-defendant health care providers.
  • Trial team member for multinational developer, manufacturer, and marketer of medical devices in Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) bellwether cases involving vaginal mesh products.
  • Counsel to major pharmaceutical company in multidistrict and associated state court litigation involving an antipsychotic medication with more than 15,000 cases.
  • Counsel for pharmaceutical company in cases alleging death caused by narcotic medication.
  • Counsel to international mining corporation in silica litigation in multiple jurisdictions around the country.
  • Counsel to leading national restaurant chain in several putative class actions involving the sodium content of its meals.
  • Counsel to international automobile manufacturer in multidistrict litigation involving thousands of plaintiffs, as well as associated state court cases.
  • National trial team member for one of the world’s largest chemical companies in asbestos litigation in numerous jurisdictions.
  • Counsel to health care professionals in malpractice lawsuits.
  • Counsel to international beverage manufacturer in pre-litigation advisory role.

°Some of the above representations were handled by Ms. Deskins prior to her joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

  • Student Extern, Federal Defender Program, Inc., Atlanta, GA, 2007
  • Student Intern, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the General Counsel, Atlanta, GA, 2006
  • Student Attorney, Georgia State University College of Law Low Income Taxpayer Clinic, Atlanta, GA, 2007
  • Enforcement Analyst, Georgia Governor’s Office of Consumer Affairs, Atlanta, GA, 2004-2005

Recognition & Leadership

  • Team Member, The American Lawyer’s “Products Liability Litigation Department of the Year,” 2018
  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Georgia Super Lawyers, "Rising Star," 2015-2018
  • Listed, The Daily Report, "On the Rise," 2017
  • Team Member, The Daily Report’s "Georgia Products Liability & Mass Torts Litigation Department of the Year," 2013 and 2015-2017
  • Team Member, Courtroom View Network’s "Top Defense Verdict of 2016"
  • Team Member, Missouri Lawyer’s Weekly, “Top Defense Wins in 2016”
  • Recipient, "Outstanding Newcomer," Defense Research Institute Young Lawyers' Committee, 2014
  • Team Member, a Law360 "Product Liability Practice Group of the Year," 2011
  • Recipient, "Pro Bono Award," Georgia State University College of Law
  • Litigation Honors, Georgia State University College of Law
  • Member, Defense Research Institute (DRI), Young Lawyer’s Division, 2013-Present
    • Steering Committee, 2013-2015
      • Vice-Chair, Substantive Committee Liaison, 2015-2016
      • Chair, Publications Subcommittee, 2014-2015
      • Vice-Chair, Publications Subcommittee, 2013-2014
    • Drug & Medical Device Steering Committee, 2013-2015
      • Member, Orientation Subcommittee, 2013-2015
      • Young Lawyer Liaison, 2013-2015
  • Volunteer Attorney, Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation, 2008-Present
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Atlanta Bar Association
  • Member, Georgia Bar Association, Young Lawyer’s Division

Credentials

Education
  • J.D., cum laude, Georgia State University College of Law, 2008
    • Associate Editor, Georgia State University Law Review
    • Member, Logan E. Bleckley Inn of Court
    • Member, Student Trial Lawyers Association (Mock Trial)
    • Vice President, Child Advocacy Society
  • B.S., cum laude, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2005
    • Co-Captain, Georgia Tech Mock Trial Team
    • Dean’s List
Admissions
  • Georgia
  • Court of Appeals of Georgia
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan