Claire knew she wanted to be a lawyer from a young age. She started working law firms at 19 years old, gaining valuable experience about the legal industry and how to be an advocate for other people. Born and raised in Louisiana in a family of attorneys, Claire attended Louisiana State University, where she majored in political science and joined the Delta Delta Delta sorority. Her passion for advocacy ignited when she was struck by a drunk driver in her senior year of college.
Ever since that accident, she's been passionate about personal injury law. That accident led her to vow to help others who had been harmed through no fault of their own.
Claire completed her undergraduate degree and moved on to study law at the Paul M. Herbert Law Center at LSU. She excelled at her studies, receiving a Chancellor's Scholarship and inclusion on the Dean's List. As the top student in her class, she also received the CALI Excellence Award in Legal Research and Writing.
During a first-year law program in Lyon, France, Claire studied comparative law and learned valuable experience from a US District Judge, Chief Judge Shelly Dick for the Middle District of Louisiana. During her time in law school, Claire also participated in trial competitions, such as the Vinson Elkins week-long trial advocacy program. This competition equipped Claire with valuable wisdom from trial attorneys and judges alike.
Claire graduated LSU with a degree in Comparative Law, a graduate certificate in Energy Law & Policy, and of course her juris doctorate.
Before she joined the Arnold & Itkin family, Claire spent time working for several talented trial lawyers and completed an externship for the US District Magistrate Judge Richard L. Bourgeois, Jr. for the Middle District of Louisiana. She moved to Houston shortly after graduation, where she clerked for Arnold & Itkin. She passed the bar in October 2019 and officially became an Arnold & Itkin attorney in 2020.
Louisiana State University
LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center
- Texas State Bar
When she's not in the courtroom, she can be found exploring the outdoors, traveling, and enjoying time with her family and friends. As an LSU graduate twice-over, she is a faithful LSU football fan, and she makes it a point to attend as many games as possible (Geaux Tigers!).