- Ohio, 2023
- University of Toledo, J.D., 2023
- University of Michigan, B.A. (Political Science and English), 2017
Claire M. Griffin is an associate in the Business Litigation and Immigration Practice Groups.
While attending the University of Toledo Law School, Ms. Griffin accumulated a wide variety of legal experience. She:
- externed at the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio;
- served as a legal intern with the City of Toledo;
- volunteered as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA);
- was employed as an immigration paralegal for a Michigan law firm for four years;
- participated in the University of Toledo Tax Controversy Clinic as a student attorney;
- assisted in public records requests for a university; and
- participated in Eastman & Smith’s summer law clerk program.
Ms. Griffin also served as technical editor for the University of Toledo Law Review and was secretary of the Student Bar Association.
While at the University of Michigan, Ms. Griffin was employed for several years as a teller in the banking industry and worked in college housing. She double majored in Political Science and English and a minored in Urban Studies. The latter focused on urban planning and the influence of the built environment upon its residents.
When not practicing law, Ms. Griffin enjoys reading both contemporary and historical literary works, spending time with her dogs and FaceTiming her niece.
Honors & Affiliations
- Court Appointed Special Advocate/Guardian Ad Litem for Lucas County, 2019 – present
- National Lawyers Guild, member, 2020 –2023
Honors & Awards
- Highest Grade, Trusts and Estates, Spring 2022
- Student Bar Association, Student Involvement Award, Spring 2023
- Judge James G. Carr Writing Award, Spring 2023
Publications & News
Publications & Newsletters
- An Extraordinary and Compelling Case for Judicial Discretion: Nonretroactive Sentencing Changes and Compassionate ReleaseUniversity of Toledo Law Review, Winter 2023