Community advocacy is an integral part of Cory Tuck’s career philosophy.

Tuck started Aviso Law LLC with partner Ryan Coward in 2014. He specializes in defending military service members and veterans, as well as litigating family law and other individual issues.

It’s all a matter of protecting people, he said.

“I see myself as an advocate for individual freedoms, and I serve my clients to protect careers, families, educations and reputations,” he said.

Military and veteran outreach efforts are important to Tuck, who served five years on active duty at Fort Carson and was deployed to Afghanistan. He also was accepted into the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corp as a captain and is a member of the U.S. Army JAG Reserves.

“It is important to me that we honor and care for those who have served,” he said. “Over 80 percent of my clients have some connection to the military.”

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Tuck offers discounts to military personnel in his practice and also volunteers his time at a free veterans’ legal clinic.

“I believe with all my heart what President Lincoln stated in his March 4, 1865, speech… ‘to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan…’” said Tuck.

His values show through his law practice, he said.

“I’d like to think I’m impacting the city by helping one client at a time — by being a knowledgeable and caring attorney to help guide them through their difficult time,” he said. “Everyone deserves some help and another chance. That’s what I try to do every day to assist the veterans in this community.”

Tuck’s wife, Adrienne, who works as the regional marketing manager for Bridgers & Paxton, said he is a natural leader.

“As a small-business owner, Cory is creating local, high-paying job opportunities,” she said. “He is doing his part to attract and retain a highly educated workforce.”

People often question Tuck about his choice to become a defense attorney, she said.

“Cory would always answer that he believes in our criminal justice system,” said Adrienne. “We are fortunate to have the best justice system in the world, and Cory is duty-bound and honored to be a part of it.”

While Cory’s career and volunteer efforts are important, it’s his emphasis on loyalty that carries the most weight, according to Adrienne.

“Cory holds himself to a different standard — a standard of service, excellence, hard work, leadership and kindness,” she said.

Tuck said he remains focused on serving the community through applying lessons learned in the military.

“Military school and the Army have taught me a lot about leadership,” he said. “At my core, I believe in being loyal, hardworking and respectful of those who have gone before me.”