Jack Tuckner, Esq.
Jack Tuckner is a Women’s Rights in the Workplace attorney and a founding partner of Tuckner, Sipser. His New York City law firm, a Plaintiff’s employment law practice, may be the only law firm in the nation concentrating its practice on workplace gender rights, and Jack has led the field in identifying pregnancy discrimination in its myriad and evolving forms, establishing a reputation for feminist activism and the pursuit of gender justice in pay for all women.
Jack views the world through a progressive prism, believing in the tradition of democracy building and open transparency of corporate and political power. He believes in true equality, fairness, due process, and democratic decision-making at the deepest level possible, recognizing that institutional power has created inequalities of race, class and gender, and that democratic governmental regulation is needed to make necessary social justice corrections, especially in these frightening times of corporate personhood, transnational corporate media, and increasing corporate ownership of our electoral processes and politicians.
Jack subscribes to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, open access to corporate and governmental information, the re-establishment of true democratic media and individual human freedom, including freedom from hunger, homelessness, unemployment, environmental pollution, discrimination based on physical attributes, sexual orientation, gender identity or affectional preference, and an end to our two-tier criminal justice system, fostering long-prison terms for non-violent property or drug crimes, and no prison terms for corporate criminals in the financial and insurance cartels that cheat, steal and lie, wreaking havoc on the lives of thousands.
Jack graduated cum laude from Hunter College of the City University of New York in 1984, before earning his Juris Doctor degree in 1987 from the City University of New York Law School at Queens College, a public interest law school dedicated to “law in the service of human needs.” Jack has dedicated his entire legal career to the representation of indigent defendants in criminal law cases as well as the prosecution of civil rights and women’s rights cases in state and federal court. He began his career as a public defender in the Bronx, where he successfully tried numerous cases to verdict as a senior trial attorney, and he is still putting that courtroom ground warfare experience to good use representing Occupy Wall Street patriots who were arrested for civil disobedience protesting on the Brooklyn Bridge back on October 1, 2011. Along with other pro bono lawyers from the National Lawyer’s Guild, Jack is slated to start trial on these movement politics cases in November 2012, so stay tuned.
Jack has served as an advocate and commentator regarding women’s discrimination issues across the media spectrum, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Daily News, NBC’s Nightly News with Brian Williams, Good Morning America, Anderson Cooper, The Joy Behar Show, National Public Radio, CNN, Inside Edition, numerous local television and radio stations, and at civic and grass roots community meetings and seminars throughout the NY tri-state area. Jack speaks publicly on Gender Pay Disparity in numerous venues such as the the American Association of University Women, and he is a frequent public speaker regarding Domestic Violence and Working Women, at an array of public and private forums, including the New York State Bar Association’s annual conference in Saratoga, NY, and at Liz Claiborne’s “Time to Talk about Domestic Violence,” her annual day of group activism and national radio interviews with domestic violence experts. For three consecutive years (2011, 2012, 2013) Jack Tuckner was chosen as a “Super Lawyer” by his peers, judges and independent research, signifying his ranking in the top 5% of all New York Labor & Employment attorneys.