The Rhodes Replacement: Meet Thomas Tucker

The Rhodes Replacement: Meet Thomas Tucker

Judge Thomas J. Tucker will now preside over Detroit’s bankruptcy case, following Judge Steven Rhodes’s retirement, effective today.

Tucker is a graduate of Harvard law school and the University of Toledo. He’s been a federal bankruptcy judge in Detroit for 12 years. Before that, he practiced law for two decades with the Toledo firm Cooper & Walinski.

Rhodes handled all of the major decisions in the case but Tucker is scheduled to hold a March 19 hearing on some disputed claims against the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department.

Here is Chief Judge for the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals R. Guy Cole, Jr.’s order appointing Tucker:

2.17.15 Thomas Tucker Appointment