Douglas K. Jenkins is Counsel at the Tucker Law Group in the Philadelphia office. Mr. Jenkins is a seasoned trial attorney with twenty five (25) years of litigation experience in catastrophic personal injury, complex civil litigation and employment litigation. He has litigated numerous major jury and non-jury cases to verdict, argued before the Superior Court of Pennsylvania and the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania. Mr. Jenkins concentrates his practice in complex civil litigation matters, including catastrophic injury cases, general liability cases, medical malpractice, employment discrimination and civil rights cases and labor law.
Mr. Jenkins is also an experienced labor attorney and has represented unions before the American Arbitration Association and unfair labor practices issues before the Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board. Mr. Jenkins has also tried to verdict commercial litigation cases, including a Uniform Commercial Code case which created new law in the area. Besides representing individuals with personal injuries, Mr. Jenkins represents higher education institutions, hospitals, school districts, automobile manufacturers and municipalities in state and federal court proceedings.
Mr. Jenkins has been a guest speaker at Continuing Legal Education classes and presented seminars on labor and complex civil litigation issues. Mr. Jenkins was also a guest speaker at The Legal Intelligencer Roundtable Discussion involving the unique issues encountered by boutique law firms. Prior to joining TLG, Mr. Jenkins was with insurance defense firms in the Philadelphia area where he litigated insurance defense cases in federal and state court with a specialty in insurance fraud litigation. During this time, Mr. Jenkins tried major jury, non-jury trials and arbitration cases and handled alternative dispute resolution hearings and underinsured and uninsured motorist actions.
Before his professional career in the private sector, Mr. Jenkins was counsel with the Philadelphia Gas Works (“PGW”) where he defended general liability cases and represented PGW in bankruptcy actions filed in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania with an emphasis on automatic stay and preferential treatment issues. Mr. Jenkins also litigated before the Public Utility Commission and the Philadelphia Gas Commission. Prior to joining PGW, Mr. Jenkins was an Assistant City Solicitor where he reviewed Office of Housing and Community Development contracts, and oversaw the procurement process to ensure compliance with federal, state and local law.
Mr. Jenkins is active in the Philadelphia community. Mr. Jenkins is the chairman of the Board of Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha, a large Philadelphia non-profit corporation located in the north Philadelphia area of the City. He is a member of the Philadelphia Bar Association, Pennsylvania Bar Association, Barristers’ Association and Omega Phi Fraternity. Mr. Jenkins volunteers his time as a Judge Pro Tempore for the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, Civil Trial Division. As a Judge Pro Tempore, Mr. Jenkins acts as a mediator helping to facilitate settlement in major complex civil litigation cases. Mr. Jenkins has also volunteered his time with the Advancing Civics Education (A.C.E.) mentor program. As an ACE volunteer, Mr. Jenkins provided supplemental civics education in areas such as the fundamental principles of citizenship, democracy and dispute resolution to high schools in the Philadelphia area. Mr. Jenkins obtained his Juris Doctor in 1989 from Temple University School of Law. Mr. Jenkins is also a graduate of Temple University and he grew up in the Mount Airy section of Philadelphia.