John Richardson Rucker III or Rich


Rich attended Oakland High School and graduated from the University of Tennessee before obtaining his Juris Doctor from the University of Memphis Cecil Humphrey School of Law. Following in the footsteps of his father Jock, and his grandfather John R. Rucker Sr. , after obtaining his law degree in 2007 he began practicing at the family firm.

Rich is highly respected as an attorney in Middle Tennessee and has received recognition for his practice. Rich is a member of the Rutherford/Cannon County Bar Association, as well as the Tennessee Bar Association. In 2018, Rich was recognized in VIP Murfreesboro Magazine’s Legal Leaders for his commitment and leadership in the field of law.

Like his father, Rich has been involved in the betterment of the Rutherford County community. Rich is a graduate of the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce Leadership Rutherford class of 2017 and served as the chair of Industry Day for the Chamber in 2018. Rich has also served on the Board of Directors for the American Heart Association for Rutherford County, the Rutherford County University of Tennessee Alumni Chapter, and the Murfreesboro Soccer Club. Rich has served as a member on the Heart Ball Executive Committee, Attorneys with Heart, the Saint Thomas Rutherford Foundation, the Commonwealth Society, and the Rutherford Society. Rich has also served as co-chair for the 2020-2021 Rutherford Society Gala and the Discovery Center at Murfree Springs annual fundraiser in 2017.

Rich Rucker is married to Ann Elizabeth and they have two children, Will and Frannie. Rich enjoys being involved in youth sports and activities with his kids, working on projects in his garage, traveling, and is a member of First United Methodist Church.


Stephen Aymett


Stephen joined the law firm in 2016 and became a partner in 2019. Originally from Lewisburg, TN, Stephen is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University and The Nashville School of Law. Prior to moving into private practice, he was a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Judge David Loughry and the Honorable Judge Barry Tidwell.

Mr. Aymett is a member of the Rutherford/Cannon County Bar Association, as well as the Tennessee Bar Association. Stephen has also been a part of the Pro Bono Great Stride Therapeutic Riding Program since 2003. Stephen is proud to be a devoted member of Fair Haven Baptist Church.

Outside of the law office, Stephen is happily married to his wife, Regan. The two enjoy spending time with their son, Owen, outdoors at sporting or horse-related events.

John Richardson Rucker Jr. or Jock

Of Counsel

Jock is a lifelong Murfreesboro, Tennessee resident and has been deeply involved in the Rutherford County community for many years. A Central High School and MTSU graduate, Jock went on to attend the University of Memphis Cecil M. Humphrey School of Law. It was there that he obtained his doctorate in jurisprudence and became a licensed attorney in 1978. Jock joined Rucker Law Firm that same year as a practicing attorney and now is of counsel for the firm.  

In his time as an attorney, Jock has received the Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating, the highest award given to attorneys from their peers for professional excellence and has also received recognition from Super Lawyers, which rates outstanding lawyers. Jock served as the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce City of Murfreesboro School Board chair from 1988-1992 and is a member on the board of directors for the American Board of Trial Advocacy, First Tennessee Bank, United Way, and the Rutherford County Guidance Center. Mr. Rucker is also the chairman of the Evergreen Cemetery Commission and is a member of the Leadership Rutherford class of 1986.

In Jock’s personal life he is happily married to his wife, Patty, and they have two grown children, Rich and Anne. Jock and Patty enjoy time with their four wonderful grandchildren and are active participants at Cavalry Baptist Church.