Mediator's Profile

Clarke Tucker

Business Name: Poynter Tucker
Phone: 501-246-4933

Clarke was born and raised in Little Rock, Arkansas. In 2003, Clarke earned an A.B. in Government from Harvard University, where 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.

Clarke 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.  While in law school, Clarke was champion of the Ben J. Altheimer Moot Court Competition, where he received numerous Top Oralist awards. He also won the William H. Sutton Trial Competition and was a regional champion and national semi-finalist of the National Trial Competition. Upon graduation, Mr. Tucker 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, Clarke 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. Clarke has been in private practice since 2008, where his primary area of focus has been:

  •     Negligence
  •     Breach of contract
  •     Fraud
  •     Defamation
  •     First Amendment law

In addition to his practice, Mr. Tucker serves as an Arkansas State Senator since 2021. Clarke formerly served as a State Representative in the Arkansas General Assembly from 2015 through 2018. Clarke served on the committee for Judiciary and as the Chairperson of the Courts/Civil Law Permanent Subcommittee of the Judiciary Committee. Clarke 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, Clarke is past coach of the school’s mock trial team and serves on and is past president of its Alumni Association Board of Directors. Clarke 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.


  •     U.S. District Courts for the Western and Eastern Districts of Arkansas
  •     Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals
  •     Arkansas State Courts (all)


  •     University of Arkansas School of Law, Fayetteville, J.D., 2006
  •     Harvard University, Bachelor of Arts – BA, Government, 2003

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