Rep. Clarke Tucker is serving his second term in the Arkansas House of Representatives. He represents District 35 which includes portions of Pulaski County.
A native Arkansan, he graduated from Harvard University in 2003 where he received an A. B. in Government. While in college, he served as the student president of the Harvard Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics, a non-partisan organization founded by the Kennedy family in 1966 to inspire young people into careers of politics and public service. He received his law degree in 2006 from the University of Arkansas, where he graduated magna cum laude and served as Editor-in-Chief of the Arkansas Law Review. He was also the champion of the Ben J. Altheimer Moot Court Competition, where he received Top Oralist in both the preliminary and final rounds. He won the William H. Sutton Trial Competition and was a regional champion and national semi-finalist of the National Trial Competition. Upon graduation, he received the Class of 2006 awards for Greatest Contribution to Legal Literature, Best Trial Advocate, and Most Likely to Succeed.
After receiving his license to practice law in 2006, he served as a law clerk for the Honorable J. Leon Holmes of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas from 2006 to 2008. He has been in private practice since 2008, where his primary area of practice is litigation. He has successfully tried several jury cases involving allegations of negligence, breach of contract, fraud, and defamation. In addition, he assists Arkansas citizens seeking public information under the Freedom of Information Act. He is recognized as Up and Coming by Chambers USA’s Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business in the area of General Commercial Litigation, a Mid-South Rising Star in Business Litigation by Super Lawyers and a Future Star in Litigation by Benchmark Litigation. He was recognized as an emerging business leader in the 2015 “40 Under 40” list published by Arkansas Business.
Rep. Tucker also serves as founding Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Tiger Foundation, an organization designed to benefit and support Little Rock Central High School. A proud alumnus and former student body president, he is former coach of the school’s mock trial team and serves on and is former president of its Alumni Association Board of Directors. He is also a former adjunct professor at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law where he taught courses on Constitutional History and Law & Politics. He is active at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, where he has served on the Vestry, as Chancellor, and as Senior Warden.
Rep. Tucker is married with two children.