Catherine Tucker handles all aspects of Assisted Reproductive Technology Law matters, including issues related to artificial insemination; in vitro fertilization; egg, sperm and embryo donation; paternity; maternity; gestational carrier/surrogacy arrangements; birth certificates; same-sex parentage; second parent adoptions; frozen embryos; posthumous reproduction; insurance coverage; informed consent; and employment practices relative to fertility treatments.
Catherine is admitted to practice in both the State of New Hampshire and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and thus the firm is able to offer complete representation to clients whose matters span across both jurisdictions. Additionally, the firm has implemented an online client portal to allow clients direct access to their own matters in a secure online environment.
Catherine serves on the Executive Committee of the American Bar Association’s Assisted Reproductive Technologies Committee. She is also an active member of RESOLVE New England, the New Hampshire Bar Association’s Family Law Section, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine’s Legal Professional Group, and the Embryo Donation Network. Additionally, Catherine volunteers her time with legal aid programs to assist individuals seeking legal help with parentage issues.
Catherine has been involved with legislative reform throughout her legal career. Recently, Catherine coordinated the efforts that resulted in the defeat of legislation that would have eliminated certain fertility treatment options, such as IVF and embryo donation, in New Hampshire.
Prior to opening her firm, Catherine served as a criminal prosecutor at the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office and the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office in Boston. Catherine handled complex fraud and child and family law cases and achieved landmark verdicts in cases involving the sex offender registry and domestic violence incidents.
Catherine holds a B.A. from Dartmouth College (1993), an M.S. from Northeastern University (1995) and a J.D. cum laude from Suffolk University Law School (1999). Catherine is the mother of twins, who were conceived after six cycles of IVF.