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Clara Coleman


Clara Coleman joined Nichols Kaster in 2020 and is an associate attorney in the firm’s wage and hour practice. At Nichols Kaster, Ms. Coleman has experience litigating class and collective wage and hour actions nation-wide, including a recent three-week trial in the Southern District of Ohio on behalf of a class of over 4,500 class members. She also has experience handling individual wage and hour arbitration proceedings, in which she is responsible for all aspects of the litigation up to and including the final hearing.

Preferred pronouns: she, her, hers

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Prior to joining Nichols Kaster, Ms. Coleman served as an Attorney-Advisor to the Honorable Christopher Larsen at the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Administrative Law Judges in San Francisco, California. She collaborated with ALJ Larsen to manage and decide employment matters, including whistleblower, immigration, and workers' compensation cases. During law school Clara focused on the advancement of workers’ rights, advocating for employees in her two clerkship positions at plaintiff-side employment firms and as a student-attorney for the Public Justice Advocacy Clinic. She is a member of the National Employment Lawyers Association and the Minnesota Lavender Bar Association.

Admissions & Education

  • U.S. District Court - District of Columbia
  • J.D., George Washington University School of Law, with honors
  • B.A., Loyola University Maryland, summa cum laude