A. Stuckey Jr. was born in Sumter, South Carolina, on June 22, 1938,
He is married to Elizabeth Gary Friar Stuckey and has two daughters,
Elizabeth S. Murphy, an attorney, and Dorothy S. Campbell.
Stuckey graduated from the University of South Carolina School of
Law in 1963, served as a JAGC Captain in the U.S. Army in Korea
and California, and then came to Charleston to practice law with
then U.S. Senator Ernest F. Hollings and later U.S. District Judge
Falcon B. Hawkins before founding Stuckey Law Offices. In 2008,
he was named a "Super Lawyer."
Stuckey is a successful trial attorney. He is a certified mediator
and lectures frequently on civil rights law. According to South
Carolina Lawyers Weekly, Mr. Stuckey obtained the largest jury
verdict in South Carolina in 2006. (More below video.)
Background: Wofford College, 1960 (B.A., History and English);
University of S.C. School of Law, 1963 (J.D.); S.C. Law Review
(1961-63); President, Honor Council; President, S.C. Student Legislature;
Phi Delta Phi legal fraternity; U.S. Army, Judge Advocate General's
School, University of Virginia (1965).
Background: Captain, JAGC, Chief Trial Counsel, U.S. Eighth
Army, Korea, and Oakland Army Base, 1963-66; Adjunct Assistant
Professor, Medical Jurisprudence, Medical University of South
Carolina, 1971-1998; Assistant County Attorney, Charleston County,
1973-74; Charleston County Council,1974-78; Chairman,1976; Vice-Chairman,
1977; House of Delegates, S.C. Bar, 1980-1992; Chairman, General
Practice Section, S.C. Bar, 1983-84; Democratic Party Nominee,
First Congressional District, U.S. Congress, 1986; Legal Counsel,
One Hundred Club (police support group); Incorporator, Charleston
County Public Defender Corporation; Presbytery Counsel, Charleston-Atlantic
Presbytery, PC (U.S.A.).
Organizations: Defense Research Institute; California and
South Carolina State Bar Associations.
Organizations: Gibbes Art Museum, Board of Directors, 1976-83,
President, 1982-83; Rotary Club of Charleston, Member, 1968-Present;
President, 1976-77; Charleston County Medical Examiner's Commission,
1980-96, Chairman, 1988-90; House of Delegates, South Carolina
Bar 1980-92; Past Board of Directors: Charleston Metro Chamber
of Commerce, Charleston Aviation Authority, Trident United Way;
Deacon and Elder, First (Scots) Presbyterian Church; American
Red Cross, Carolina Low Country Chapter; Chairman 1998-2001; Board,
1995-2001; Chairman, Charleston County Democratic Party, 1999-2001;
past Post Judge Advocates, American Legion Post No.147 and VFW
Post No. 445.
Admissions: South Carolina State Bar; California State Bar;
U.S. District Courts, Districts of South Carolina and Northern
California; U.S. Courts of Appeal, Fourth and Ninth Circuits;
U.S. Court of Military Appeals; U.S. Supreme Court.