Eminent attorney joins Philadelphia high-stakes commercial law and complex business dispute law firm
PHILADELPHIA (September 2017) – Philadelphia business law firm Jacobs Law Group is pleased to announce that attorney Mark R. Cuker has joined the firm. With more than 40 years’ experience, Cuker has been highly successful at achieving results in small business advocacy, environmental litigation, pharmacy mass action, and consumer class action cases.
One of the foremost environmental litigation lawyers in the United States, Cuker has experience with high-profile toxic tort cases. The most notable of these is the Toms River case, which was chronicled on television and in a Pulitzer Prize winning book. He brings this area of deep expertise to Jacobs Law Group, where it can also be used to help businesses saddled with properties contaminated with toxic chemicals.
“When I look at an environmental case, I focus on the people affected and how science supports our claim,” Cuker said. “It can be a tiny detail, finding a specific toxic chemical or data that can turn a case in our client’s favor. It’s my job to find the ‘needle in the haystack’ and I’m very much looking forward to using those skills on behalf of Jacobs Law Group’s clients.”
Cuker has been named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer for his pre-eminence in class action/mass torts and environmental litigation several times. He is currently representing plaintiffs in an ongoing mass action lawsuit, filed on behalf of over 450 independent pharmacies, which aims to combat unfairly low reimbursements for prescription drug costs by Optum Rx (formerly Catamaran), a large pharmacy benefits management company.
Cuker is a member of the National Association of Consumer Advocates, the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Associations, and Trial Lawyers for Public Justice. He also is a member of the board of directors of TEACH (Toxic Environments Affect Children’s Health). His analyses of legal issues concerning consumers, businesses, municipalities, and the environment are frequently sought by the news media, and his articles on these subjects have been published in the Philadelphia Daily News, Pennsylvania Bar Association Quarterly, Toxics Law Reporter, Pennsylvania Law Weekly, and the Villanova Law Review.
He holds a law degree from Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law and a bachelor’s degree from Temple University.
About Jacobs Law Group PC – Jacobs Law Group, PC (www.jacobslawpc.com) is a boutique litigation-focused law firm based in Philadelphia, with offices in Malvern, Pennsylvania and Marlton, New Jersey. With the mission to provide a fresh alternative to the traditional large, national law firms, the firm was designed to meet the critical corporate law and litigation needs of middle-market companies and entrepreneurs. Jacobs Law Group is known nationally for its business divorce practice. After expanding in 2016, the firm now offers specialized litigation support to its insurance and manufacturing clients. The firm’s legal services are offered in a holistic approach, which includes practical advice and counsel built on an understanding of the specific needs of each client.