Our New Partner: Claire Howard

Claire Howard Elevated to Partner at Madsen Prestley & Parenteau LLC

Madsen Prestley & Parenteau LLC, a Connecticut based employee rights law firm dedicated to protecting the rights of all workers, is pleased to announce the promotion of Claire Howard to the position of partner effective January 1, 2023.

Claire handles a wide span of employment disputes, ranging from whistleblower, discrimination, wage and hour overtime claims, retaliation, and contractual disputes. She frequently represents individuals in the phases of litigation from the commencement of the case through all stages of trial and appeal.

Clair Howard head shot

“We are delighted to have Claire become a partner with this firm and we are particularly proud of this achievement as it is a rarity in the U.S. legal field, where fewer than 1% of partners at U.S. law firms are black women, according to the National Association of Law Placement’s 2021 Annual Report on Diversity” said Jacques J. Parenteau.

Claire graduated from Yale University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. She received a master’s degree in public policy and Management from Carnegie Mellon and returned back to Connecticut where she spent several years working for non-profit organizations. She received her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Connecticut School of Law.

Claire has been selected by Best Lawyers as “One to Watch” and is an American Bar Foundation as well as Connecticut Bar Foundation fellow. She is active in the Connecticut Bar Association, serving as a member of the House of Delegates, Legislative Policy and Review Committee, and the Professionalism Committee.

About Madsen Prestley & Parenteau LLC: Madsen, Prestley & Parenteau has been protecting the rights of employees, executives, and whistleblowers for over 20 years. With offices in Hartford and New London, we have been successful in obtaining meaningful and significant recoveries for clients in many different types of cases, including for whistleblowers and other individuals who have been subjected to retaliation for exposing or opposing wrongdoing by their employers, victims of sexual harassment and sexual assault or other forms of employment discrimination, workers who have not been paid wages or overtime for the hours that they worked, and employees whose

contract rights have been breached. The recoveries that we have obtained for clients include several multi-million dollar verdicts at trial, and many more cases resolved successfully through settlement or severance negotiations.