Claire focuses her practice in the areas of estate planning for high-net-worth individuals and families, business succession planning, and administration of decedent’s trusts and estates. Claire strives to create estate plans for her clients that are comprehensive and sophisticated but also practical and understandable.
Claire has broad experience touching all aspects of estate planning including tax planning, premarital planning, special needs arrangements, probate avoidance, asset protection, and business succession planning. Claire is licensed to practice law in Ohio, Kentucky, and Florida, and counsels clients concerning Florida residency.
Prior to joining Keating Muething & Klekamp, Claire served as a sole practitioner (2003-2005), as an associate at Drew & Ward Co. L.P.A. (1997-2003), and as an associate at Dinsmore & Shohl (1995-1997).
Professional and Community Involvement
UC Blue Ash College, Dean's Advisory Board, 2017- present
Cincinnati Bar Association, Basic Estate Planning, Probate Institute Planning Committee, 2001-2003; Chair, 2002
Kentucky Bar Association
Ohio State Bar Association
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana, Regional Board Member, 2012-2013
Junior Achievement, Volunteer
Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, WE Lead Class II
Awards & Recognition
Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, 2019-2023
News & Resources
What is the best advice you've ever received?
You are responsible for your own happiness.
How do you spend quality time with your family?
In season, we like to go to the Starlite Drive-In Theatre.
What is your favorite vacation spot? Why?
The beach! There is just something about the beach; instant zen.
What is the simplest thing you never learned to do?
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
J.D., University of Cincinnati College of Law, 1995, Order of the Coif
B.A., Indiana University, 1991