established 1891

Claire, a Sioux Falls native, joined the firm in August 2019. She completed her undergraduate studies at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, graduating summa cum laude in 2014. She earned her law degree from Creighton University School of Law, graduating magna cum laude in 2017. During law school, Claire served as the Editor in Chief of Volume 50 of the Creighton Law Review and Problem Director on the Creighton School of Law Moot Court Executive Board. At graduation, she received the Outstanding Service to the Creighton School of Law Award.

Prior to joining the firm, Claire served as a law clerk to the Honorable Karen E. Schreier, United States District Court for the District of South Dakota, for two years. As a federal law clerk, she gained valuable experience in a variety of civil and criminal disputes.

Outside of work, Claire and her husband, Ryan, enjoy traveling and spending time with their family and friends.

Publications

  • The Effects of Clapper v. Amnesty International USA: an Improper Tightening of the Requirement for Article III Standing in Medical Data Breach Litigation, 49 Creighton L. Rev. 467 (2016)
Education
Creighton University (2014) B.A. in Political Science, summa cum laude Creighton University School of Law (2017) J.D., magna cum laude
Bar Admissions
South Dakota
United States District Court for the District of South Dakota
Claire Wilka