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, 2019-2024

Named to Ohio Leading Lawyers, 2024

AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell

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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?
Parallel park.


  • Ohio
  • Kentucky
  • Florida
  • 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

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