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Claire A. Noonan




Claire has experience representing corporate clients in an array of matters in both state and federal courts. Her products liability practice includes the defense of manufacturers of consumer products, prescription drugs, and medical devices. Claire’s railroad practice includes the defense of employee lawsuits arising under the Federal Employers’ Liability Act and the defense of grade-crossing accidents. She also plays an integral role in our science and expert teams. She has prepared presentations for clients, national teams, and international counsel on key scientific issues arising in litigation. In the mass tort setting, Claire has experience developing teams of scientific experts and preparing experts for deposition and trial testimony. She has also worked with national trial teams to prepare demonstrative evidence for use at trial and in jury exercises.


Representative Matters / Experience

  • Member of trial team which obtained defense verdict in bellwether trial of federal multi-district pharmaceutical products liability action
  • Member of trial team which obtained defense judgment in bellwether trial of mass consolidated pharmaceutical products liability ligation in state court
  • Second chair in bench trial in which defense judgment was obtained on premises liability claims
  • Successful removal of products liability litigation based on diversity jurisdiction
  • Taking depositions of plaintiffs, physicians, and fact witnesses
  • Briefing dispositive motions in national mass-tort products liability action on a variety of grounds, including prescription/statute of limitations, preemption, Daubert or Frye grounds, causation, lack of defect, and Iqbal/Twombly
  • Preparing company and 30(b)(6) witnesses for depositions and trial testimony in a mass-tort setting


  • Best Lawyers in America: Product Liability Litigation - Defendants; Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants (2021-2022)
  • Loyola Law Review
  • Loyola Moot Court Board
  • Order of Barristers
  • William L Crowe Scholar
  • Region VII First Place Winner, National Moot Court Competition, New York City Bar Association


  • Thomas More Loyola Law School American Inn of Court
  • Federal Bar Association
  • National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel
  • Louisiana State Bar Association


  • J.D.,cum laude, Loyola University School of Law (2014)
  • B.A., University of Georgia (2009)
  • National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel (NARTC) Trial Academy (2022)


  • Louisiana state courts
  • United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • United States District Court Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of Louisiana


  • Catholic Charities, pro bono attorney

Publications and Presentations