I was browsing in the law section of the library and found an interesting book that gave a
wonderful definition of "success" for a lawyer. It said, "A true measure of an attorney's success has
little to do with the financial consequences of a particular matter for the individual attorney.
Success as a lawyer is properly evaluated according to such standards as the quality of the effort
expended by the attorney, the extent of the service rendered to the client, the degree of
professionalism displayed throughout the life of the transaction or proceeding, and the extent to
which the attorney uses his talent and skills to serve others." This made me think of Jack
Tuckner. Money is not his bottom line. Serving his client to the best of his ability certainly is. I
thank Mr. Tuckner from the bottom of my heart for all that he has done for me. I hope he and I
can remain friends, I would truly value that.
My faith in Jack Tuckner began when he first came to the phone and, after telling me he had to
make it quick but would call me back, spent 50 minutes talking to me about my case! He got me
focused on moving ahead and feeling like I was not alone and did have a hope in the world of
being vindicated and indeed, winning a monetary settlement.
Jack’s unwavering belief in the righteousness and strength of my case –when everyone else said I
didn’t have one- was empowering. He was relentless in his commitment to making sure I got the
best agreement and settlement I could. His holistic view of the situation included having me make
sure I was making choices that made the most sense for me on many different levels and for the
I would never hesitate to recommend Jack to anyone experiencing any type of discrimination or
unfair practice in the workplace!
Heather & Amber Langley, aka The Porcelain Twinz:
If you have a voice that needs to be heard, Jack Tuckner will lend you his, and it will echo through
the subway and streets of New York City. His passion, knowledge and integrity for championing
the rights for women, no matter what their profession, will help those who want to make change
possible. Thanks for everything.
"Facing unemployment was devastating. Finding Jack Tuckner was revitalizing. Jack is an
excellent attorney, smart and determined. He listened, worked hard, and kept me focused. In
addition to winning a generous settlement, Jack helped me stand by my principles and win back
my confidence. Along with great legal advice, in Jack Tuckner, I found a treasured human being."
"Jack Tuckner made me like lawyers again."
Being fired for taking my medications at work was devastating. Your expert guidance and vast
knowledge of women's rights in the workplace got me through this ordeal.
I was so nervous and anxious on the day of the EEOC mediation. I'll never forget how you put me
at ease. It was really interesting watching you during the mediation. You are so confident and a
The best thing is the monetary award you won for me from my former employer. Thanks to you,
justice was served.
Jack Tuckner, and indeed the entire Tuckner Sipser firm, were a beacon of hope when my entire
world seemed clouded over by the actions of my employer. Working in an (almost) all male
environment, it was eye-opening to see how quickly the wagons circled, and how vicious the
retaliation was when my sexual and retaliation complaints were brought forward.
Jack stuck with me throughout my very complex and far-reaching case. The settlement I received
is one that I would never have been able to get without Jack's help, and what was even more
important to me, is that Jack went far above and beyond the call of duty to make sure the
language in my agreement was as close to what I wanted as possible. His advice about how to stay
focused on what was important, not to take things personally, and how to move on into a new and
fresh phase in my family's life got me through one of the darkest periods of my life; thanks to Jack
I have emerged on the other side a stronger, more self-assured person who now realizes that I
have the right to respect and fair treatment in all areas of life.
In the short time that I’ve known Jack Tuckner, I felt like I’ve known him forever. Jack is very
compassionate and understanding and he gave me so much support as I was dealing with a bad
situation. My experience working with him was truly wonderful. His knowledge and experience is
beyond words. Therefore ladies, if you’re being mistreated and abused in the workplace, Jack is
"Through countless conversations that kept my spirit intact while I was ambushed by my
employer, Jack provided me with a world-shifting view in how I can go about redefining my life
and changing my perspective. He has given me not only practical sound legal advice and support
whenever I needed, but also deeply insightful wisdom about the transitions one usually undergoes,
one step at a time, from being engrossed in a single corporate identity to a rich array of possible
selves. He empowered me when I was marginalized at work, supported me irrelevant of the path I
needed to take for our case, while internalizing my goals as if they were his own and delivering
outstanding results. Jack is truly extraordinary."
If ever you experience harassment or discrimination on the job, put it in writing, report it
immediately, and contact William Sipser.
"In this male dominated world, having an attorney like Jack Tuckner fighting for you is a blessing
to any female who has been wronged."
"Thanks to Jack Tuckner my case ended on a very positive note. It wasn't about the money and
harboring negative feelings, but about magnanimity and closure. Jack was always there for me,
honest, pragmatic and professional. I sense that connecting to his clients in that human way is
extremely important to Jack–he truly cares."
"I felt like Rosa Parks, because I made a change in the company that will benefit other women. If
Rosa Parks didn't step up, Black people would still be at the back of the bus. If I hadn't stood up
for my rights at work, other women might still be getting hurt. Now for the first time, my employer
must have a sexual harassment policy.
Jack was great! He was like a Genie; he made my wish come true. He granted me a wish that I
thought would never happen. In the mediation process at the US Equal Employment Opportunity
Commission, I was a little nervous at first but Jack made me feel comfortable and he gently
pushed me to make sure that I had a full chance to tell my side of the story. The whole process
made me stronger: I never had one problem with his office. They always gave me prompt
I'm very grateful for Mr. Sipser's help! When I first met with him, I left feeling relieved because he
asked all the right questions. I had been contacting other attorneys, but Mr. Sipser did not hesitate
to work with me on a contingency basis. Other attorneys wanted fees that I couldn't afford because
I had just lost my job, which is why I needed an attorney! Other attorneys don't explain much, but
Mr. Sipser answered all my questions and told me what to do next. I was very happy with him as
I want to thank you, Jack (and all your staff) for the many months you have worked on my case
and the successful outcome.
There were many times during the negotiations when I know was difficult as a client - upset, angry
and obsessive to the extreme. You were compassionate about my emotional state, but more
importantly, you helped me get past my emotions and NOT take things so personally. This state of
mind helped me dissipate the emotional fog, make decisions and understand and actually get
what I really wanted - what was really important. A side benefit - it also helped me sleep better!
I want to express a special thank you regarding how hard you continued to work on the other
terms after the money was already decided. As you know these details dragged on for 4 months
and I really appreciate your willingness to continue to go to bat for me on these issues, even when
there was (quite frankly) no additional money in it for you. I always felt that you were deeply
committed to getting it right. I just really have to say thank you again for representing my interests
with such integrity.
"What impressed me about Jack Tuckner was that when I first met with him, he really listened
and was very understanding. He didn't use lawyer jargon and he explained the process step by
step. He understood that for me it was not about the money so much as it was about the
principle. That's how he operates...it was obvious from meeting with him that his consultation fee
was not his main motivation, unlike other lawyers. When we had our ADR process, he explained
everything to me but he didn't dumb it down. He went in with guns blazing when they didn't want
to give us what we deserved. His opening statement blew the other lawyer away."
"Jack made it comfortable for me to cope with an extremely emotional ordeal. Jack is very
knowledgeable and supportive and he and his staff were always responsive to my countless calls.
He truly identifies and values the essence of the working mother!"
Dorothea "Dottie" Geraci:
"I want to thank Jack for sticking by me through everything, especially when I was ready to give
up. You've been an excellent attorney, and more importantly, a good friend. Thanks for
everything. If and when I'm ever in trouble again we'll team up. Thanks so much."
"Jack is a good man. When you have problems, you can talk to him. When I first came here, I
was kind of nervous until I met him. He made me have confidence in myself. He kept me up
strong–as a woman. He thinks like us! He's a wonderful man and he will always be in my
"Jack Tuckner is an excellent lawyer and a wonderful human being who is supportive,
understanding and caring. He is there for you all along the way to help you to maintain your
dignity and emotional well being as he fights for your rights in a classy and professional manner. I
thank Jack for his excellent work. The mediation was excellent and he helped me to bring closure
to my case on a positive note, both monetarily and emotionally."
"There is no doubt in my mind that if there is anyone who can get the job done, Jack is the man.
He emphatically targeted the problem, took immediate action and helped me receive results. He
understood my stressful situation and guided me through every step of the way. I know that I
wouldn't have received this wonderful treatment anywhere else."
"I never had to wait long for Jack Tuckner to get back to me. No matter how small the question,
he always answered it in detail. It was a scary thing to begin with, hiring an attorney to represent
me against my employer. As soon as I sat down with Jack, he immediately eased my fears. I
didn't feel alone anymore."
"I would like to say that having Mr. William Sipser of Tuckner, Sipser, Weinstock & Sipser, LLP
represent me in my age discrimination suit was the best thing I could have done. He was not only
very professional, but made sure that I was calm and focused throughout my case. I would
recommend him to any of my friends and family that would need his services."
I would like to thank you for being so incredibly helpful and supportive throughout the
negotiation process with my employer. As I told you on our first meeting, I was very impressed by
your knowledge of the legal issues involved in my case and your sensitivity to how tough the
situation has been for me at work. Your constant advice on how to minimize the legal costs was
amazing. I found each of our conversations, prior to writing letters or going to meetings with my
employer, to be most informative, supportive, and right on the mark in your predictions of what
would come up and how to handle it. I could not have done it without you and surely would not
have succeeded without your expert advice.
I am amazed at how fantastic a lawyer you are in your field of "women's rights in the workplace"
and at the same time what a great mench (good person in Yiddish) you are. Wow!!!! I am happy
to know that a lawyer can be so nice and supportive!!!!
Thanks so much!!! You helped make such a difficult time in my life so much more tolerable. I was
able to feel validated by my employer by following your valuable advice. With great appreciation.
"Jack Tuckner was very attentive and understanding. He cared about what I was going through–
my whole ordeal. He always responded quickly to my questions when I needed answers. His
relationship with the mediator and the other lawyers representing the employer made me feel that
I was in the best hands when it involved fighting for my rights. You can see that he loves what he's
doing. He's someone you can open up your heart to. The staff made me feel so welcome. They
are so cordial and professional. From the first day I walked in I said, wow, I like this place."
"Jack Tuckner took my case right at the beginning and designed an empowering strategy through
each step along the way, from my first consultation to the final resolution in federal court. My
monetary award was even more than I ever would've expected. He's informative, intelligent and
ethical–the perfect qualities to have in a lawyer fighting on your side."
"Jack was always there to help me. I never though a lawyer would actually answer calls, and
return calls, read email and actually respond to them, but he always did. I would tell friends how
impressed I was because of the respect he had for my case. I felt comfortable with him–that he
was truly on my side. I think he did a great job and more importantly, I felt he was honest with
me from the beginning."
"I loved working with Jack. He was so compassionate. I felt that he really cared about me."
"Jack was reliable and caring. I used to call him 2 or 3 times a day. He helped me so much–not
only legally, but psychologically as well."
"Jack left no stone unturned. He went all out. It's not like he was only fighting for me. It was
personal to him."
"Thank God we found Jack. I never felt that I was on the same level as my boss until I had Jack
as my attorney."
"Jack thinks like a woman. He made me comfortable enough to tell him anything."
"Other lawyers wouldn't take my case because I was in a union. Jack got me my back pay when
my union wouldn't even try."
"We feel so much better having Jack Tuckner on our side. God bless Jack and his staff."
"Jack was like the biblical David going against Goliath with his slingshot. And it worked."
"Jack always stayed on top of things, from the beginning to the end of my case. He is in a class by
himself as a lawyer.
"Jack Tuckner put in the time and energy, using his skills and expertise to negotiate the best
settlement possible under unusual and complicated circumstances. He did not pressure me to
accept a poor settlement."
"Jack Tuckner is the best lawyer I ever worked with. Informative and down to earth. Gave me a
consultation and did not limit the time–answered all my questions and gave me honest answers.
Walked me through a very tough situation and supported me every step of the way. Gave me the
legal empowerment to resolve the situation in the quickest and least hostile manner possible."
"My ordeal was/is one of the worst experiences I've ever had to endure. I would never wish upon
anyone what I was subject to. Jack provided me with both the emotional support and confidence
to not run away with my tail between my legs. Thanks Jack!"
"Jack was wonderful, I felt so satisfied. My boss got what he deserved. Jack had him by the
throat. The staff was so helpful, Maggie was awesome!"
"I was being humiliated at work, and I got Jack Tuckner to save the day! I was facing
discrimination and retaliation in the workplace. I looked to Jack Tuckner for advice and support,
and he provided me with both. He worked in a timely manner, which was important because I
was expecting my second child at the time. He empowered me to help myself with my situation.
He really encouraged me to stand up for my rights, and to be in control of the situation where
otherwise I might have been marginalized."
I've never heard about lawyers who give free consultations by phone when you're not even their
client. That's impressive. It was a very big pleasure to work with Jack Tuckner. I think he chose
the right profession in his life. My first impression was that his occupation isn't just work for him
but more like a style of life. That's why his cases are successful. He helps us, women, to make
some changes in the world. So, if you want to win - work with JACK TUCKNER.
Danielle R. Combs:
Jack Tuckner is a true asset to the Profession of Law. He naturally combines intelligence and
ability with empathy ... is hard-working, patient, determined, and understanding. He is accessible,
sincere, caring, and open to individual needs. Jack undoubtedly prides himself on gold standard
personal and professional principles. I thank him wholeheartedly for all of his help, generosity,
and compassion. Moreover, for being a Gentleman of Such High Integrity.
For women's rights, attorney Jack Tuckner and staff rock!
When I first went to Jack Tuckner it was with my head down and wondering how I would get out
of a situation that that was degrading and discriminating. I felt I had lost control of a bad
situation that was quickly getting worse. Jack Tuckner and Williams Sipser are a wonderful team.
They are fighting social injustice and discrimination against women in the workplace and they are
fighting hard. Jack was available 24/7. His strong will and belief in the right for women to be
protected from discrimination and retaliation was cherished when I felt I was completely vilified
and ousted at my job. I knew that I was protected. Not just because I had a lawyer but because I
had the right lawyers. They were the saving grace for me when I needed legal and moral support.
Their entire team went above and beyond so I always knew I had a life line and wasn't alone. It is
a compassion I never expected to find from a legal team, but that compassion carried me through
the process and in the end I walked away from the situation with my head held high. I am so
thankful for this group of extraordinary people.
Jack--thank you for your help earlier this year. I made it to my maternity leave without being laid
off thanks to your strategic behind-the-scene interventions as it related to my blatant pregnancy/
sex related discrimination. It made the biggest difference in my daughter's and my life.
Thank you, Jack, for everything you have done for my daughter Grey and I. I cannot express to
you how significant the impact you have had on her growth, development and our ability to have
time to bond. I am so so thankful that I did not get fired. I cannot tell you how you saved me and
my daughter with your assistance and knowledge.
I just wanted to thank you again, Jack Tuckner, for all of your help during a most difficult time.
Having been sexually harassed and discriminated against at work was very hard to deal with.
Being fired after such ridiculous and obscene behavior however, was the straw that broke the
I am glad to have found an attorney who understood the situation completely and helped teach
the sleazy people I worked for in the auto sales business that what they did was not going to be
ignored and "let go" as they had fully and arrogantly expected.
I've always believed that if a wrong has been committed, it should be made right.
Thank you for "getting it" and helping me right the wrong. If any woman has been harassed and
discriminated against at work, I would tell her without hesitation to call you.
JT, I wanted to thank you and your team for all of your help with my case. You have done an
exceptional job given the tight deadline you had to work with. I have received my compensation
and am happy to finally put my ordeal behind me. I will be sure to recommend you should anyone
I know need a good NY woman's rights lawyer.