Shannon Claire

Ms. Claire is an employment attorney at Holden Law Group and represents employers and business owners in a broad spectrum of employment law matters.

Legal Experience

Ms. Claire has been practicing law in state and federal court since being admitted to the California bar in 2009. A seasoned litigator, Ms. Claire effectively handles claims from inception to conclusion, providing employers advice and expertise while investigating the claim, undertaking written discovery, depositions, and through trial and arbitration, as needed. She aggressively advocates for her clients, while always working towards a swift and cost-effective resolution. Ms. Claire advises employers on such topics as employee terminations, leave policies, wage and hour requirements, worker’s compensation claims, and risk assessment relating to the possibility of claims being brought against the employer. Ms. Claire believes in developing real-world, practical solutions for employers, while navigating the complex legal requirements faced by California business owners.

Before joining the Holden Law Group team, Ms. Claire practiced civil litigation in several different areas, including employment law, business litigation, real property disputes, and personal injury cases. Ms. Claire handled cases on both the plaintiff and defense side. Ms. Claire’s diverse professional experience allows her to analyze a situation from many different angles, as well as anticipate and successfully defend against the other’s sides arguments and tactics.

Activities and Interests

Ms. Claire loves entertaining friends and family in her home, enjoying good food and cheer. She comes from a large family, so gatherings always include lots of people, noise, and fun. On free weekends, she and her husband love to get away for some wine tasting, especially at small wineries off the beaten path. In the warmer months, you will find Ms. Claire kayaking around Lake Folsom or the Sacramento River, or playing with her much-beloved dog at the local dog park.

Education

J.D., Santa Clara University School of Law
2009

  • Witkin Award for Academic Excellence in Legal Research and Writing
  • Honors Moot Court- Best Oral Advocate
  • CALI Excellence of the Future Award- Gender and Law
  • CALI Excellence of the Future Award- Advanced Criminal Law

B.A. Government, Anthropology, University of Redlands
2006

Employment History

Holden Law Group
2018 – present

Tiemann Law Firm
2017 – 2018

Berg Injury Lawyers
2013 – 2017

Beck Law, PC
2011 – 2013

InHouse Co. Law Firm
2009 – 2010

Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office
2008-2009