Claire Wiltse is Sedey Harper Westhoff’s newest associate. She graduated from St. Louis University School of Law, where she studied on a full tuition scholarship. Claire earned an employment law certificate from the William C. Wefel Center for Employment Law.
Claire’s career prior to joining the firm reflects her passionate commitment to justice for all and the practice of law in the public interest. In addition to her academic awards during law school, she was the recipient of the Art Martin Fellowship for Public Interest Labor and Employment Law and was on the Executive Board of the St. Louis University Public Law Review. She organized a 2016 Spring Symposium at the Law School for the Law Review entitled “Shattering the Glass Ceiling: The Status of Women in the Workplace and the Change Needed for Equality.” During her law school summers, Claire interned at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation.
Before law school, Claire advocated for survivors of domestic violence in collaboration with Americorps and Jesuit Volunteer Corps and interned with the Phoenix Zululand Restorative Justice project in South Africa.
“My clients invest so much of themselves in their work, and it’s heartbreaking and infuriating to hear their stories of unfairness, discrimination, and maltreatment. I enjoy working hard to advocate and achieve a just outcome that fits the client’s goals and allows them to move forward with dignity.”
Awards & Activities
- 1843 Scholar, Saint Louis University
- Theodore McMillian Inns of Court Pupil, 2014 – 2016
- Saint Louis University Public Law Review Excellence in Journals Award, 2016
- Member, Women’s Lawyers Association of Greater St. Louis
- Member, Bar Association of Metropolitan Saint Louis
- Member, National Employment Lawyers Association — St. Louis Chapter
- Big Sister for Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri
B.A. cum laude, Loyola University Chicago, 2012
J.D. cum laude, Saint Louis University School of Law, 2016
- State of Missouri