Member Since: October 09, 2017
- City Covington
- State KY
- Country USA
- Legal Practice Area Litigation/Local Government
Claire is a confident litigator with a broad base of experience defending both administrative and civil claims pursued in federal and state court in both Kentucky and Ohio. She represents both private individuals and government entities on claims ranging from simple negligence, to legal malpractice, to employment litigation, to civil rights claims pursued under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. In these matters, Claire has served her clients through all stages of litigation, including discovery, settlement, summary judgment, trial, and appeal.
In addition, Claire provides assistance on a multitude of school law issues. Specifically, she advises school officials regarding special education compliance under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Claire has represented school districts at numerous meetings held for the development of student individual educational plans or 504 plans. This has given her the experience necessary to provide both day to day guidance regarding statutory and regulatory compliance and assistance with litigation matters. Claire has represented school districts in several mediations and due process actions and appeals before the Kentucky Department of Education.
Claire also has experience with domestic relations and serves clients in both Kentucky and Ohio in matters involving divorce, dissolution, child custody and support.
Specialties: civil rights litigation, government practice, school law, special education law, open meetings/open records