Claire Davidson Fisher handles various issues related to family law that include divorce, child support and maintenance, custody of parental responsibilities, marital assets, and paternity suits.
Claire obtained valuable trial experience in the Loyola University Chicago School of Law Veteran’s Law Clinic with her Illinois Supreme Court 711 License. There, she handled cases from start to finish – conducted client intake interviews, drafted complaints, drafted motions and final judgments, and represented clients in court. Claire represented veterans who needed legal assistance on family law issues such as dissolution of marriage. She also volunteered as Guardian ad Litem for a child, advocated for the child’s best interest in court, and drafted recommendations on behalf of the child.
While in law school, Claire served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Maureen Ward Kirby of the State of Illinois Circuit Court of Cook County. She also was a law clerk for the Illinois Attorney General’s Office Government Representation Division. As a law clerk, Claire researched workers’ compensation issues, organized medical data for settlement and trial purposes, and drafted settlement evaluations and assisted with deposition and trial proceedings.
At Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Claire was a part of the Clara Barton International Humanitarian Law Competition Team and was featured on the Dean’s List.
Claire previously was a legal assistant in a law firm in Florida that focused on immigration. She coordinated documents regarding client immigration status, deportation, and temporary work visas.
A former volunteer for the Cyber Civil Rights Initiative in Florida, Claire led team projects that included designing the website to help people who have experienced cyber bullying, the creation of intake forms to protect victim’s identities, and she conducted legal research to ensure company compliance with nondisclosure matters.
Claire joined DWK as a law clerk in 2020 where she assisted attorneys by preparing motions, briefs, and trial material in family law matters. She also drafted dissipation analysis documents, motions for protective orders, petitions for expert fees, petitions for civil contempt, and petitions for college contribution. She became an associate attorney with the firm in 2021.
B.A., University of Miami
J.D., Loyola University Chicago School of Law