Marna S. Tucker

Senior Partner
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Marna S. Tucker has practiced law in the domestic relations field for almost forty years, and is a nationwide expert in complex divorces, domestic violence and prenuptial matters. She has been recognized several times as one of the "Top Divorce Lawyers" by the Washingtonian Magazine as well as one of the "Top Lawyers" in Washington, D.C.  She was noted as one of the top divorce lawyers in the nation by Town and Country magazine. She is a Fellow of the prestigious American College of Trial Lawyers and a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. The Legal Times recently honored her as one of "Washington's  90 Greatest Lawyers in the last Thirty Years."

She has gained prominence for her leadership in the legal community, having been elected the first woman president of the District of Columbia Bar in 1984 and the first woman president of the National Conference of Bar Presidents. She chaired the Federal Judicial Center Foundation Board, having been appointed by Chief Justice William Rehnquist. Ms. Tucker also chaired the Fellows of the American Bar Foundation and various ABA Commissions and Committees. She currently chairs the ABA Commission on Civics Education in our Nation’s Schools.

In the community, she chaired the Mayor's Commission on Violence Against Women.  She has served as a member of the Board of Regents of Georgetown University, a member of the Board of Visitors of Georgetown Law Center, and as a founding Board member of the National Women's Law Center. She has been honored by the American Bar Association with the Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Award and the Robert Drinan Distinguished Service Award. The National Organization for Women awarded her its 2008 Intrepid Woman Award.

She has also been honored by the Women's Bar Association of the District of Columbia as Woman Lawyer of the Year, and by the Georgetown University Law Center with its Alumni Achievement Award.

She has been an Adjunct professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center where she received her LL.B., and a Lecturer of Law at Catholic University Columbus School of Law. She received an Honorary Doctor of Laws from the District of Columbia School of Law.

Honors/Awards: 
  • Top 100 Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers 2010, 2011
  • Top 50 Women Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers 2010, 2011
  • Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Award, American Bar Association
  • Robert Drinan Distinguished Service Award, American Bar Association
  • National Legal Aid and Defender Association Annual Award
  • Annual Alumni Achievement Award, Georgetown Alumni Club
  • Woman Lawyer of the Year, Women's Bar Association of the District of Columbia
  • Exceptional Achievement Award, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.
  • National Organization for Women (NOW) IntrepidWoman Award
  • Trinity College Woman of Genius
  • American Jewish Congress, National Capital Area-Golda Meir Award
Professional Memberships: 
  • District of Columbia Bar, President (1984 - 1985)
  • American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow 
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Fellow 
  • National Conference of Bar Presidents, President (1991) 
  • District of Columbia Bar Foundation, Vice President  (2008-2011)
  • Georgetown University Law Center, Board of Visitors (1994 - 2000) 
  • Georgetown University, Board of Regents (1986 - 1989) 
  • American Bar Association House of Delegates, Delegate (1974 -2009); State Delegate 2009-2014) 
  • National Women's Law Center Board of Trustees (1981 – 2005) 
  • Center for Law and Social Policy, Board of Trustees (1977 - 1999) 
  • Federal Judicial Center Foundation, Chair (2003-2008), Board Member  (1997 -2008) (Appointee of Chief Justice)
  • Mayor's Commission on Violence Against Women, Chair (1996 - 2002) 
  • Fellows of the American Bar Foundation, Chair (1995 - 1996) 
  • U.S. Commission of Child and Family Welfare, Commissioner (U.S.Senate Appointee) (1994) 
  • Women's Forum of Washington, D.C., Member 
  • Public Defender Service of the District of Columbia, Board of Trustees (1986 - 1992)  
  • D.C. Court of Appeals, Board of Professional Responsibility (1977 - 1983) 
  • United States Judicial Nominating Commission for the District of Columbia (1977 - 1980)
Classes/Seminars Taught: 
  • Adjunct Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center, 1972
  • Lecturer of Law, Catholic University, Columbus School of Law, 1972 - 1974
Past Employment: 
  • ABA Pro Bono Project, Director (1971 - 1973)
  • Congressman Allard K. Lowenstein, Special Assistant (1969 - 1970) 
  • Legal Services Program, Western Region, Office of Economic Opportunity, Deputy Director (1967 - 1969)
  • Staff Attorney, Neighborhood Legal Services Program (1965-67)