A native of historic Natchez, Mississippi, Claire practices in HAT LAW’s Jackson office. Claire focuses her practice in the areas of litigation and insurance defense, medical malpractice defense, governmental liability, premises liability, and rent-to-own matters. Prior to joining Hagwood and Tipton, Claire was Judicial Clerk for Sixth Judicial District Circuit Judge Lillie Sanders. Claire has civil litigation experience from intake to case resolution in matters ranging from automobile accidents and premises liability to medical malpractice and long-term care defense. Having sat first and second chair in several trials, Claire is as comfortable trying cases as she is securing favorable settlements for her clients in mediation. She also has appellate advocacy experience and recently succeeded in obtaining a reversal and remand from the Mississippi Supreme Court. Claire is licensed before all State and Federal Courts of Mississippi.

Claire is a member of the Mississippi Bar Association, Capital Area Bar Association, Adams County Bar Association, Defense Research Institute, Jackson Young Lawyers Association, Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association, Mississippi Women Lawyers Association, and served on the Executive Board of Natchez Young Professionals. Claire lives in Ridgeland, Mississippi, with her husband, Justin, and their two little girls, Madeline and Mary Helen. When she is out of the office, Claire is spending time with family and friends, enjoying LSU football season (despite the most recent), and trying her hand renovating homes.

Education

  • J.D., Mississippi College School of Law, 2014
  • B.A., English, Louisiana State University, 2010

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Mississippi
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Mississippi
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Mississippi

Professional and Community Affiliations

  • Mississippi Bar Association
  • Capitol Area Bar Association
  • Adams County Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Jackson Young Lawyers Association
  • Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association
  • Mississippi Women Lawyers Association
  • Natchez Young Professionals, Former Executive Board