A member of the firm’s Health Care Practice Group, Clare has over 25 years of experience as trial and appellate counsel specializing in the defense of health care providers and institutions in medical malpractice, products liability, general liability and class actions. She has successfully tried multiple cases to verdict in the Superior and District Courts of the Commonwealth, and has secured several binding arbitration awards in favor of physicians, certified nurse midwives and registered nurses in cases of alleged wrongful death. Clare has written numerous dispositive motions and appellate briefs and has argued before the Superior Court, the Appeals Court and the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts, obtaining favorable rulings on behalf of her clients.
Clare also represents and advocates on behalf of physicians and registered nurses before their Professional Licensing Boards, providing counsel on credentialing and related regulatory and professional liability issues. She frequently advises health care providers on the issues they face in delivering high-quality health care in an increasingly complex environment, including the HIPAA privacy rule and the maintenance and security of electronic data. Clare has also lectured to providers at grand rounds and presented interactive programs on such medico-legal topics as risk management and litigation avoidance, effective communication and medical record-keeping.
Prior to joining HMDR&S, Clare was a shareholder at McCarthy Bouley Barry & Morgan, P.C., where she practiced for almost 20 years.
When away from the office, Clare enjoys spending time with her family and friends.
Associations and Organizations
Boston College Law School Alumni Association
Cambridge-Arlington-Belmont Bar Association
Massachusetts Bar Association
U.S. District Court of Massachusetts
U.S. Supreme Court
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