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Industry-Specific Biographies
Education
  • Texas Tech University School of Law, J.D., 2013, Texas Tech Law Review, Dean’s List
  • The University of Texas at Austin, B.S., 2010, Dean’s List University Honors
Bar Admissions
  • New Mexico, 2014
  • Texas, 2013
  • United States District Court Northern, Eastern and Southern District of Texas
Languages
Claire L. Wiswell
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Associate
cwiswell@thompsoncoe.com
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Dallas
700 North Pearl Street
Twenty-Fifth Floor - Plaza of the Americas
Dallas, Texas 75201
214-871-8217 direct  |  214-871-8209 fax
Assistant:
Judy Pesek Bohren
214-880-2637 direct
jpesek-bohren@thompsoncoe.com
Overview

Claire Wiswell is a civil litigator that represents clients in litigation matters involving business torts, premises liability, construction defects, contract disputes, wrongful death, products liability, labor and employment issues, healthcare liability, medical malpractice, and business disputes. She has experience in all aspects of civil litigation, including depositions, complex discovery, mediations, trials, and arbitrations.

Claire is licensed in both the State of Texas and the State of New Mexico.  She has successfully represented individuals and companies in state and federal courts including developing pre-trial and trial strategy, arbitration, advising clients on regulatory compliance, negotiating settlements, and preparing clients for all stages of litigation.

Representative Experience
  • Obtained multiple dismissals in construction cases involving general contractor–subcontractor injury on the job claims
  • Obtained summary judgment on behalf of industrial company involved in on-the-job wrongful death claim
  • Prepared successful summary judgment motion in federal court for claims against parent companies
  • Attended trial assisting in drafting trial motions challenging the pleadings and motions in limine, jury instructions, and trial briefs helping obtain successful verdict in explosion/gas tank burn case
  • Defeated summary judgment motion against property owner in trespass claim
  • Obtained defense verdict for automobile repair business in case involving damage to multiple vehicles
  • Obtained dismissal of medical malpractice case through successful motion to dismiss is case involving pre-employment screening
  • Successfully negotiated favorable settlements in numerous premises liability, employment, contracts, and commercial disputes
  • Wide experience employer–employee relationship matters between contractors and subcontractors
  • Prepared clients for HIPPA audits; consulted on clients’ protocols in place to ensure HIPAA compliance; assisted in workplace investigations pertaining to healthcare violations
  • Represented employers in litigation matters involving allegations of wage violations, discrimination, retaliation, and wrongful termination
  • Full experience in both pre-suit and post-suit mediations and successful informal settlement negotiations
Professional and Community Activities
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Dallas Women Lawyers Association – Board Member at Large
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel
  • Texas Exes

Judicial Clerkships

  • Second Court of Appeals of Texas, Honorable Justice Sue Walker (2012)
  • 237th Civil District Court, Honorable Judge Leslie Hatch (2012)
Speeches and Presentations
  • Presentation on HIPPA Regulatory Compliance
Professional Recognition

Named a Top Attorney–Civil Litigation, by Fort Worth, Texas Magazine, 2013 and 2014