Lori Tucker has been an attorney for over twenty-five years, and she is licensed to practice law in Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Florida. She has worked with victims of crime, students with special needs and students involved in campus disciplinary proceedings. Upon graduating law school, Ms. Tucker worked at a litigation firm in Philadelphia. She then became an Assistant State Attorney in Broward County, Florida where she handled and tried dozens of felony, misdemeanor, criminal traffic, and juvenile cases.
In recent years, Ms. Tucker's law practice has focused on education law. She has advocated for children with special needs in grades K through 12 and has successfully helped them obtain IEPs (individualized education plans), 504 plans and other necessary accommodations and services. Ms. Tucker has also defended special needs students who have been wrongfully suspended and/or expelled from their academic programs. In addition to working with students in elementary and secondary school, Ms. Tucker also counsels and represents college students who are involved in campus disciplinary proceedings and/or Title IX proceedings. As the mother of a child with autism, Ms. Tucker’s personal experience of raising a child with special needs combined her legal expertise gives her unparalleled insight into this area of the law.
Ms. Tucker presently serves on the Board of Directors of Students Advocating for Students, a national non-profit organization dedicated to educating students about their legal rights and civil liberties on college campuses. She also served on the Board of Advisors for Families Advocating for Campus Equality (FACE).