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Jack Bryant Tuckner

Discrimination Attorney at Poughkeepsie, NY

4.9   17 reviews

also known as Jack Tuckner

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  • State Years
    Connecticut - CT 35 years
    New York - NY 35 years
  • Licensed for 35 years
    State CT
    Acquired 1989
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 35 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1988
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Jack

Learn Jack’s areas of practice.

WOMEN'S WORKPLACE RIGHTS LAWYER, PREGNANCY & MATERNITY LEAVE DISCRIMINATION & SEXUAL HARASSMENT

I'm an employee rights attorney representing women facing workplace hostility as a result of pregnancy discrimination, sexual harassment and all other forms of gender inequality.

 

As a former Bronx public defender during the worst of the crack years, I spent 10 years becoming adept at hand-to-hand courtroom combat (with a notable 80% acquittal rate), and as a civil rights lawyer, I can still wow 'em and win 'em, taking a million dollar jury verdict in a sex discrimination case in federal court (see cases).

 

Yet I know from long experience that the judicial process bears little resemblance to its silly and fun depictions in film or on TV shows like Boston Legal (though my wife loved the show and the portly James Spader character who reminded her of me). In reality, years of expensive and protracted court battling is often not in a client's best interest. 

 

I prefer to keep my big guns locked, loaded and at the ready, in the event that litigation warfare is inevitable (and to keep pressure on the adversary), but with a view toward negotiating a reasonable and just resolution for my clients, involving either a continuation of their employment until and unless they choose to separate, or a crafted severance strategy, like a negotiated divorce, if this workplace marriage really can't be saved. Imagine how sweet swift justice can be when you stand up for yourself and speak truth to power, before riding off into the sunset for a new start after making a difference in your workplace. That's where I derive my best professional satisfaction, actually connecting with clients and their unique challenges, and empowering them to make a difference in their lives by standing up for themselves, fairness and equality.

 

If the terms or the conditions of your work feel different or degraded for you because you're a woman, which includes gender pay disparity or any form of sex-based hostility at work--in addition to problems caused by your pregnancy, maternity leave or unwelcome sexual advances of any kind--contact me and let me know what's going on, and do it before they place you on a performance improvement plan, or before they fire you. I'll answer your question or concern personally, so please don't delay.

 

Most of my clients are in New York but I also represent numerous women throughout the US, including a current sex harassment case in Alaska (goose down suits in court anyone)?!  

 

I love my clients, and when you consult with me as your as counselor-at-law, I'll speak with you no differently than I would if I were speaking with my cousin Rita or my good friend Nancy calling me for advice, as I genuinely derive great enjoyment and satisfaction from making people feel heard, seen, understood and vindicated—that’s what people want and need—that’s what I want and need from any professional I consult--so that’s what I strive to do for all my clients at all times. It’s sort of my holistic thing, the client comes first, and she's way more than the sum of her legal problems. And my clients tend to love me back.

 

Contact me here with any women's workplace rights questions, or call me at, and if I'm not immediately available, call or write to Deborah O'Rell, who'll schedule a time for us to chat on the phone or in person. Don't wait until you're behind the 8 ball to act.

 

 

And one more thing, if you're considering taking some kind of action against your employer for discriminatory treatment against you, whatever else you do, remember, don't quit!

Awards

Client's Choice 2015
Client's Choice
2015

Location

Tuckner, Sipser, Weinstock & Sipser, LLP
Tuckner, Sipser, Weinstock & Sipser, LLP
535 Fifth Avenue
4th Floor
New York, NY, 10017
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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Client's Choice 2015
Client's Choice
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Posted by anonymous | April 23, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Hands Down the Best Around
I hired Jack after going through a series of issues at work, that began the moment I became pregnant. I feel honored to have found Jack. Jack helped me to settle a separation agreement with them, which gave me a safety net to fall back on while I looked for new employment. He gave me confidence and made me understand what's happening isn't right. Jack is both highly knowledgeable as well as extremely kind. His professionalism as well as ability to make me feel safe, if that makes sense, can't be thanked enough. While I hope to never need a lawyer again, I almost wish Jack practiced every kind of law, just so that I can go to him next time I'm in need. His "second-hand," Deborah, was also incredible. Deborah is kind, courteous, efficient, and every interaction just a pure pleasure - which proved very uplifting in those serious moments of despair. The two together deserve all the business they can handle!
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Response from Jack Tuckner May 6, 2021
Thank you so much for your kind and affirming comments. It was my pleasure, and I was honored to represent you!
Posted by Stephanie | September 8, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended
It’s truly been a pleasure working with Jack. He handled my case with respectfulness, professionalism, and, most importantly, gentleness. I feel confident that I chose the best firm possible and I hold them in high regard.
Posted by anonymous | July 16, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you
I want to take this time to say thank you. Thank you both for successfully navigating me through a successful settlement with a notoriously difficult institution. Jack, I know the journey was by no means easy and therefore am truly grateful to have had an exceptional attorney such as yourself by my side every step of the way. I could not think of another lawyer that would fight for me like you have. You have an amazing gift with words, and thrillingly make the other side seem stupid all while being your pleasant self! I enjoyed every one of our conversations and hope to keep in touch with you moving forward. A special thank you to Deborah for being so kind and helpful from the very beginning. I can say for certain that I would not be here writing this thank you letter if it wasn’t for you and your remarkable way of putting my fears and concerns at ease. Its people like yourselves that make the world a better place.
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Posted by Josephine | January 31, 2019
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| Consulted Attorney
Highest recommendation for Jack Tuckner
There are not enough words to describe just how great of an attorney Jack is. He aided me in a desperate time during my pregnancy where I experienced pregnancy discrimination. He guided me through each and every step, gave me the confidence and strength to push through the experience, and in the end I not only got my job back but was compensated for the time I had lost due to the pregnancy discrimination! I was desperate and he always made himself available to me whenever I needed him- you will not find just any attorney who would do that for you (including late evenings). He was patient, caring, and kind but also fierce in making sure that my employer was very much aware of what they were committing. I am forever grateful and thankful for what he has done for me and deserves the highest of recommendations for the services that his firm provides. Thank you Jack.
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Posted by Vincent | January 26, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome customer service and results
Jack and his team restored hope for me and gave me VIP service throughout the entire process achieving a settlement for me. In an incredibly difficult time for me they gave me the confidence and support needed to ease my mind and get the results desired. Always available to answer my questions and responding expeditiously they provided service beyond my expectations. I am so thankful to Jack and his team.
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Posted by Rochelle | January 23, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank u letter
JT I want to thank u and ur team so much for taken the time out to listen to me during my dark times.. u gave me ur attention and told me that u would get back to me.. I didn't think I was gonna get that call back.... u gave me ur word that u was gonna be by my side through it all.. I can't thank u enough....
Posted by anonymous | September 6, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Expert Attorney!
Everyone at the firm was well-informed, they fully outlined the process and its challenges and and more importantly demonstrated genuine compassion towards my particular situation. Working with both Deborah O'Rell and Jack Tuckner, I appreciated their honesty, practicality and transparency throughout the entire negotiation and legal process. I highly recommend the firm to anyone seeking honest and fair representation from an expert attorney.
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Posted by Theresa | September 23, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very good experience!
Jack was forthcoming, clear, and concise about everything from the very beginning. There was never a lull in communication. He was not condescending, distant, or dismissive like some lawyers tend to be. He walked me through the legal process and took time to answer any questions I had. I felt very confident having him represent me. He is very knowledgeable and experienced, and I had a successful outcome. Definitely would hire Jack again!
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Posted by Elisa | July 27, 2015
A Way Forward
I went to Jack Tuckner with very little hope. Upon reviewing my documentation, Mr. Tuckner offered expertise and a way forward. I learned over time that he has an incredible amount of experience, and I cannot imagine the number of lives he has impacted. I wonder if he even knows how important his work has been to his clients! Thank you, Jack. His colleague Deborah is both caring and incredibly sharp. In addition to the work of the case, they also understood my psychology in suffering discrimination (much better than I do), so I learned a lot from them, and I've tried to pass that knowledge to others in my profession. I am forever grateful.
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Posted by anonymous | July 24, 2015
Getting the job done!
I was so hesitent about getting a lawyer to deal with my harassment issues at work. Being pregnant and activly avoiding stress, getting into a legal battle seemed like a last resort. After googling around I called Jack Tucker, of Tuckner, Sipser, Weinstock & Sipser, LLP, and spoke with Deborah. Deborah listened to my situation, was compassionate, sincere and intelligent. I spoke with Jack soon after and he agreed to take on my case. From the very beginning I felt understood and felt I had a right to seek help. Jack kept me informed as the case progressed. He was professional, tenacious and was able to have a sense of humor about things. The case settled very quickly in my favor, which was a great relief. Without finding Jack and Deborah I don't know how I would have managed a very stressful and unpleasant situation. They made me feel completely taken care of and validated.
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Posted by Naomi | June 13, 2015
Super Lawyer - Absoutely
I would like to share a full recommendation for Jack Tuckner. My case was not an easy one to say the least and my entire career could have been trumped due to the circumstances. Jack went over and above in supporting and advising me through out the case. He made himself available at all times - I recall many Sunday calls that we shared and some of the calls were in relation to supporting me and working through my anxiety through out this most difficult time. We ended up settling due to Jack's unrivaled, dedicated and brilliant representation and my career and life are now back on track. He is true crusader and excellent attorney. Highly recommended- he will not waiver until he wins -
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Posted by Irina | June 8, 2015
Set the bar
After speaking to a number of other attorneys regarding my complicated case, I was very disappointed, felt hopeless, lost and alone. Thankfully, Deborah from the Law office of Mr. Tuckner called me back and everything changed. Mr. Tuckner really listened to me. More importantly he truly helped. I could count on him to be honest and realistic with me. Mr. Tuckner truly helped. I am grateful have met such caring and amazing human beings.
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Posted by Jessica | May 26, 2015
Professional and caring
Just speaking with Jack Tuckner and his partners made me feel at ease . The amount of knowledge Jack has is quite evident when push came to shove. Never was I made to feel foolish with any questions I had, or still have, and the communication has always been open since the first day we spoke. I can't thank Jack Tuckner and Deborah enough. They fought for me, encouraged me and gave me hope when I didn't have any left.
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Posted by Jess | May 19, 2015
Thank you :-)
I couldn't be any more thankful to Jack for representing me during such a trying time in my life. He is determined to do the right thing and make sure people are held accountable for their actions. My feelings were always a priority and he made sure I was well informed at all times . His secretary Deb was also amazing - she made me more like a friend than a client . I wish we lived in a world where discrimination wasn't a factor , but since I don't -I am grateful to have such wonderful people willing to stand up for what's right .
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Posted by Maritza | May 19, 2015
My voice
Jack is an amazing attorney. Attentive, reliable, detailed and smart. He explained everything and made sure I was comfortable. Throughout this process I became depressed. everyone at the firm whom I had contact with was very helpful. I found myself. I found my voice. I can stand up for myself! Something I haven't been able to do almost all of my life. Thank you Jack. Thank you Mr. Sipser. thank you Gat, Deborah and Karel. Thank you all. You have changed my life just by being my voice when I didn't have one.
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Posted by anonymous | April 30, 2015
Great experience!!
Jack is truly amazing. He made lemonade out of lemons. What seemed to be a hopeless case in the beginning turned out to be a winner in Jack's hands. He is an expert in his field and is very professional. Deborah, Jack's assistant, is very compassionate and supportive in every possible way. Thank you both for all your help!!
Posted by anonymous | May 10, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Service
Mr. Tuckner was excellent in the time and patience he took in explaining the ins and outs of my case. He supported me when I had nowhere to turn and felt I needed to endure a hostile work environment due to decisions I made regarding my body, family and my future. He made sure to explain the legal process, including what a deposition and settlement could mean for my case. I never felt like I was not fully informed about the progress of my case.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-33%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Tuckner, Sipser, Weinstock & Sipser, LLP
  • 1992 - Present
  • Public Defender
  • Legal Aid Society, Criminal Defense Division
  • 1988 - 1997
  • Law Graduate Awaiting Admission
  • Legal Aid Society, Criminal Defense Division
  • 1987 - 1988

Education

  • City University of New York Law School at Queens College
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1987
  • City University of New York, Hunter College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1984

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Teresa Garafolo vs. Healthcare Services Group
  • One Million Dollars Awarded to Plaintiff

Associations

  • Mid-Hudson Valley Women's Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • New York County Lawyers' Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • New York State Women's Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Lawline
  • How to effectively represent women in pregnancy discrimination claims
  • 2020
  • New York State Bar Association Annual Conference
  • Domestic Violence & Working Women CLE
  • 2015
  • Liz Claiborne's Time to Talk About Domestic Violence
  • Time to Talk About Domestic Violence
  • N/A
  • American Association of University Women
  • Gender Pay Disparity CLE
  • N/A
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Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (5)
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Sexual harassment Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Other
"I have known Jack Tuckner since he was representing poor persons accused of crimes 30 years ago. It was obvious he cared about those clients, and he still cares about his clients. He brings to his cases the enthusiasm of a young attorney now backed by 30 years experience. I have referred many discrimination cases to him over the years and those clients were all extremely happy with his work. He gets outstanding results."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jul 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jack Tuckner is a highly competent attorney, and a national expert on a wide array of discrimination in the workplace issues. I have found Jack to be focused, tenacious and well prepared in his representation of clients. He is setting the pace in this area of law."
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