Claire BurnsOf Counsel | Fraud
Prior to becoming an attorney at Beasley Allen, Claire worked as a law clerk in the Firm’s Fraud section for one year, assisting attorneys with research, drafting complaints, motions, memoranda, lone client investigations and performing document review. While serving as a law clerk, Claire was recognized for her performance in the March 2016 edition of the Jere Beasley Report. Prior to serving as a law clerk with Beasley Allen, Claire also served as an intern with the Clerk’s Office at the Alabama Supreme Court and with Justice Greg Shaw’s office.
After graduating from law school and passing the bar exam, she began working full time as Of Counsel in the Fraud section assisting other attorneys with handling class actions and antitrust issues.
Claire graduated summa cum laude from Birmingham-Southern College with B.A. in English Literature. She was a Donald C. Harrison Honors Scholar and a member of BSC’s Leadership Studies program and received several awards and recognitions, including the President’s Leadership Award. During her senior year, she was also inducted into Phi Beta Kappa.
In May 2016, she graduated cum laude with her Juris Doctor from Faulkner University's Thomas Goode Jones School of Law. While in law school, Claire was named a Walter J. Knabe Scholar. She also served as a Student Works Editor on the Faulkner Law Review and as a member of Jones’ moot court and trial advocacy competition teams. In 2014, Claire was recognized as the Second Best Oralist at Emory University’s Civil Rights and Liberties Moot Court Competition. That same year, she and her teammates were named National Champions at the Mercer University School of Law Legal Ethics and Professionalism Moot Court Competition.
Claire is a member of the Hugh Maddox Inns of Court and the Alabama State Bar.
Claire is originally from Biloxi, Miss. When she began her freshman year at Birmingham-Southern College, her parents moved to Prattville, Ala. During her free time, Claire enjoys travelling, writing short stories and playing flute and piccolo.
- Middle District of Alabama
- Alabama State Bar
- Hugh Maddox Inns of Court
- Faulkner University's Thomas Goode Jones School of Law, J.D. 2016
- Birmingham-Southern College, B.A. 2012
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