A native of historic Natchez, Mississippi, Claire practices in the Jackson office of Hagwood and Tipton where she focuses her practice in the areas of litigation and insurance defense, medical malpractice defense, governmental liability, premises liability, and rent-to-own matters. Claire earned her Bachelor’s degree in English from Louisiana State University and later graduated from Mississippi College School of Law. Prior to joining Hagwood and Tipton, Claire served as Judicial Clerk for Sixth Judicial District Circuit Judge Lillie Sanders. Claire also benefits from time spent as an associate in a firm specializing in insurance defense. In addition to experience in criminal matters, she possesses civil litigation experience from intake to case resolution in matters ranging from automobile accidents and premises liability to bad faith insurance defense and policy coverage disputes. 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 resides in Ridgeland, Mississippi with her husband and their two dogs. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, cooking, and supporting the LSU Tigers.

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