Clare J. Horan

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Clare J. Horan
Associate

(410) 834-7421

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Prior to joining Sanford Heisler Sharp, Clare clerked for the Honorable Karen Nelson Moore on the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals and for the Honorable Rebecca Goodgame Ebinger on the Southern District of Iowa.

"I chose to work for Sanford Heisler Sharp because I am passionate about using my legal background to advance employee rights and to litigate important social justice issues. I am excited to work with the extremely dedicated and innovative attorneys at Sanford Heisler Sharp to further these goals."

Our commitment to securing justice and providing the best representation possible is reflected in a commitment to diversity within our own firm. At Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP, we know better than to think the best attorneys look alike, sound alike, think alike, or live alike. What matters is talent, and we hire the best talent available.

As a result, our team more accurately mirrors America. Women, minority, and/or openly gay lawyers make up the majority of our staff. A passion for social justice unites our team - we all work to use the power of law to help create and enforce a more just society.

Clare is an Associate in the Baltimore office. Prior to law school, Clare worked as a compliance officer for the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, where she investigated employment and housing discrimination complaints.

Clare received her law degree from the University of Iowa College of Law, where she was the senior articles editor of the Iowa Law Review and interned at the Iowa City Human Rights Commission. She received her undergraduate degree from Smith College.

Prior to joining Sanford Heisler Sharp, Clare clerked for the Honorable Karen Nelson Moore on the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals and for the Honorable Rebecca Goodgame Ebinger on the Southern District of Iowa.

Credentials

  • J.D., University of Iowa College of Law, order of the coif
  • B.A., Smith College

Clerkships

  • Honorable Rebecca Goodgame Ebinger, Southern District of Iowa
  • Honorable Karen Nelson Moore, Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals

Bar Admissions

  • Iowa, 2017 (currently inactive status)
  • Maryland, 2020

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