For many decades, Marna Tucker has been recognized as one of the nation’s premier domestic relations attorneys. And she has simultaneously devoted countless hours to volunteer and pro bono efforts in the legal community, including service as President of both the D.C. Bar and the ABA’s National Conference of Bar Presidents. In her oral history, which forms part of the ABA’s Women Trailblazers Project, Tucker recounts her fascinating career path – which included serving in the Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department, working at the Neighborhood Legal Services

Project, and litigating sex discrimination cases, prior to starting her own law firm – and her fortuitous gravitation towards divorce and family law matters. Tucker’s oral history, which was recorded in 2006, is ably summarized by Carl Stern, a long-time friend and supporter of the Historical Society.