James R. Tucker
Civil Litigation, Personal Injury, Contract Law
James R. Tucker (Jim) is experienced counsel who has practiced litigation his entire legal career. Prior to and while attending law school, Jim worked for ten years in the Canadian Forces. After graduating from Dalhousie Law School in 1992, Jim returned to his home province of Newfoundland, where he practiced law for three years.
Jim moved to Whitehorse and has practiced law in the Yukon since 1996.
He has concentrated on all aspects of civil litigation including construction, administrative law, personal injury, corporate/commercial, insurance, debt collection/foreclosure and contractual disputes.
Jim has appeared at all levels of Court in the Yukon Territory, and he has also appeared before numerous boards and tribunals.
Jim has held the office of President of the Canadian Bar Association, Yukon Branch and has served on the National Board of the Canadian Bar Association. He has a passion for access to justice and has served as president of the Law Society of Yukon from 2014 to 2018.
Jim has been an active member of the Board of Directors of Special Olympics Yukon since 2000.
Real Estate, Corporate, Commercial
Kyle Carruthers is a partner at Tucker Carruthers and practices law in the areas of Real Estate and Corporate/Commercial.
Despite his youthful appearance, Kyle actually received his law degree from the University of Saskatchewan in 2008 and was called to the bar in 2009. Prior to joining the firm, Kyle practiced law at another Whitehorse law firm. Kyle joined with Jim Tucker first as an associate in 2013 and as a partner in 2014.
Kyle is a lifelong Yukoner and returned home after completing his education to enjoy the northern lifestyle. When not at work he spends his time wrangling his two small children or engaging in one of his many leisure activities which include camping, canoeing, and snowmobiling. He is actively involved with Scouts Canada organization as a Beaver Scout leader. He was previously the public member of Association of Professional Engineers of the Yukon.
Business / Corporate- Commercial Real Estate / Mining- Local Government- Estate Planning and Wills
Paul commenced work with the Yukon Government in 1982, left for a position at the Alberta Securities Commission and returned to Whitehorse to enter the private sector in 1988. His varied practice includes advising on business purchase and sale transactions, commercial financing matters, for both lenders and borrowers, and mining transactions.
Paul counsels municipalities on such areas of the law as employment, procurement, real estate and privacy. He also assists in the administration of estates, drafting wills and powers of attorney and implementing estate plans.
His resume includes: Principal private sector participant in the initiation and completion of the overhaul and updating of the Yukon Business Corporations Act, proclaimed in force in May, 2015. Principal government draftsperson of the Business Corporations Act (1983) and Regulations. Supervised the implementation of the Yukon Personal Property Security Act, Regulations and the first computerized Personal Property Security Registry. Deputy Director of Enforcement, Alberta Securities Commission.
Education: LL.B., 1976, University of Windsor
Admission & Memberships: Ontario 1978 (Non-active), Yukon 1983, Alberta 1986 (Non-active) and Member of the Canadian Bar Association, currently Chair of the Yukon CBA Business Law Subsection.
Civil and Criminal Litigation
Luke has been a lawyer since 2010, and has been called to the Bar in the Yukon, Alberta, and Ontario.
He is a skilled and experienced trial lawyer and fearlessly advances his clients’ causes at the negotiation table and in the courtroom.
He practices in all areas of civil and criminal litigation including: corporate and contract disputes, personal injury, debt collection, and human rights. He has also given advice to municipalities on their rights and obligations.
He has represented clients in all levels of Court in the Yukon and Alberta.
Luke writes articles intended to educate the public on issues affecting their legal rights, and his work has been published in Yukon News, Yukon University’s academic journal Northern Review, and Alberta Outdoorsmen magazine.
Year of Call: Yukon 2018; Alberta 2011; Ontario 2010
Education: J.D. Queen’s University, 2009; B.A. (With Distinction) University of Alberta, 2006
Real Estate, Commercial/business, Wills & Estates
Cynthia moved from Quebec to Whitehorse in 2020 and practices in the area of real estate. Prior to joining the firm, Cynthia worked at the Hawkesbury Legal Clinic where she was advising clients on human rights, employment, and housing matters. After obtaining her Qualified Mediator Designation, she operated the Family Law Mediation Service with the Government of Yukon.
She is on the Board of Directors of the Yukon Public Legal Education Association and on the Board of Directors of Mediation Yukon – A Society to Promote Peacemaking. She occasionally gives presentations about various legal topics to the francophone community of the Yukon.
In her spare time, she enjoys mountain biking or pursuing all kinds of outdoor activities.
Education: JD – University of Montreal; LL.L – University of Ottawa (with honor)
Stephanie Dragoman was born and raised in Dawson City, and has recently returned to Yukon to practice at Tucker Carruthers. She has been called to the Bar in both Ontario and Yukon, and her practice is primarily directed towards family law.
Stephanie is a graduate of the University of Vienna where she obtained her Master of Laws (LLM), the University of Ottawa, where she obtained her law degree (JD) and the University of Waterloo where she obtained a degree of Honours Legal Studies.
While attending law school, Stephanie developed an interest in using her legal education to make a positive contribution to her community. She worked at the University of Ottawa Community Legal Clinic, where she gained valuable experience guiding her clients through high conflict, emotional situations. Stephanie is passionate about family law because of its inherently human element. When her clients are at their most vulnerable and in need of expert assistance, Stephanie is there to assist them obtain meaningful results.
Stephanie is looking forward to helping the citizens of Yukon with quality legal representation and strong outreach.