Robert W. T. Tucci is an Associate at the Law Offices of Gilda A. Hernandez, PLLC. After a successful career in the telecommunications industry, Mr. Tucci enrolled in law school at Wake Forest University to pursue a career in employment law and complex litigation. His previous experience in management and development roles gives him a unique perspective on the challenges faced by employees and workers across the nation.
Mr. Tucci grew up in North Carolina and is a proud alumnus of Appalachian State University. When he wasn’t kayaking, ziplining, or watching Mountaineer football, Mr. Tucci took advantage of every opportunity he could to hone his research and writing skills. This culminated with his honors thesis – a year-long project involving substantial quantitative and statistical analysis. Mr. Tucci received the distinction of graduating with Highest Honors in Political Science for his efforts in this program.
In law school, Mr. Tucci continued his pursuit for excellence. He received multiple awards for receiving the highest grade in his classes, was admitted to the Pro Bono Honor Society, and served on the Executive Board of the Wake Forest Law Review as an Articles Editor. While a member, Mr. Tucci received the distinction of having his student Comment published in a full issue of the Law Review. Besides academics, Mr. Tucci also focused on developing his leadership skills, including founding and leading the Secular Legal Society, participating in the Student Bar Association and Public Interest Law Organization, and serving as a Teaching Assistant for first-year legal research and writing for Professor Russell Gold.
As an Associate, Mr. Tucci focuses his practice on litigating complex class action employment law and wage and hour disputes. He is currently involved in several federal lawsuits, pursuant to the Fair Labor Standards Act, the North Carolina Wage and Hour Act, and the Family Medical Leave Act.
- J.D., Wake Forest University School of Law, 2019
- Articles Editor, Wake Forest Law Review
- Teaching Assistant for Professor Russell Gold
- Pro Bono Honor Society
- Pro Bono Project Executive Board
- Public Interest Law Organization
- Founder & President, Secular Legal Society
- CALI Awards for Highest Grade in: Legal Research & Writing I, Civil Procedure I, Suing the Government, Constitutional Law II
- Dean Suzanne Reynolds Award for Highest Grade in Mass Media Law
- B.S., magna cum laude with departmental highest honors, Appalachian State University, 2013
- Outstanding Senior Award
- Multiple Chancellor’s List award recipient
- Honors Thesis: An Analysis of the Relationship Between the Ideology of the Supreme Court and the American Aggregate
- Gamma Beta Phi Honors Society
- Pi Gamma Mu Honors Society
Admittance to Practice
- North Carolina
- A Moral Minefield: Resolving the Dispute Over Legislator-Led Invocations (53 Wake Forest L. Rev. 601)