Claire Howard handles a wide span of employment disputes, ranging from tenure denial, whistleblower claims, Title VII discrimination claims, 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. Claire regularly appears in state and federal courts as well as in administrative agencies such as the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities, Department of Labor, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Claire has been selected by Best Lawyers as “One to Watch” and is active in the Connecticut Bar Association, serving as a member of the Federal Practice Section’s Executive Committee and the Professionalism Committee. She was also the co-chair of the Data, Statutes & Rules subcommittee of the Connecticut Judicial Branch’s Jury Selection Task Force.
Claire graduated from Yale University with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Political Science. She received a Masters 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.
State of Connecticut
U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
Oliver Ellsworth Inn of Court
Fellow, American Bar Foundation
Connecticut Bar Association, Professionalism Committee
Chief Justice Robinson’s Jury Selection Task Force, co-chair of Data, Statutes & Rules subcommittee
Connecticut Employment Lawyers Association
George W. Crawford Black Bar Association