Claire Easterling Pontier
Claire is a partner at Couhig Partners, LLC. She maintains a diverse commercial litigation and business practice. Claire has successfully litigated cases throughout the Gulf Coast and Colorado, including business disputes, employment contract disputes, land disputes, property damage claims, public and private construction project disputes, products liability claims, and general tort claims. Claire also helps clients with business planning and organization, as well as estate planning and successions.
Claire is a member of the Louisiana and Texas State Bar Associations, and she has been admitted pro hac vice to state and federal courts in Mississippi and Colorado. Claire is a trained mediator, and believes ADR can be an efficient and inexpensive option for resolving disputes for clients and parties.
Claire’s professional achievements have earned praise from her peers, who have selected her as a Super Lawyers Rising Star for five consecutive years (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018).
Claire earned her Juris Doctor with certificates in Civil Law and International Law from Loyola University College of Law in 2008. During law school, Claire externed for Chief Judge Dee Drell of the United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana. She was also actively involved in the Saint Thomas More Society and Loyola’s inaugural Mediation Clinic.