Clara's practice focuses on family law matters, including separation and divorce. With a decade of legal experience, she has practiced law in North Carolina and New York. Empathetic to the needs of individuals who are going through extremely difficult circumstances, Clara is dedicated to providing compassionate and thorough guidance to her clients.
Currently, Clara concentrates her practice on providing representation and guidance to her clients in the following areas of family law:
- Separation and Divorce
- Collaborative Divorce
- Equitable distribution
- Child custody and child support
- Post-Separation Support and Alimony
- Premarital and Separation Agreements
Prior to joining Bell, Davis & Pitt, Clara worked as an associate attorney for a small general practice law firm in Greensboro where the majority of her practice focused on family law matters. She also gained experience in general civil litigation, wills & estates, and property disputes.
Clara began her career practicing immigration law in New York City where she represented both detained and non-detained individuals in all phases of removal proceedings throughout the United States. Clara also represented clients seeking adjustments of status and naturalization before the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, and drafted several successful appeals to the Board of Immigration Appeals and Federal Circuit Courts of the United States.
Clara currently serves on the Board of the Children's Law Center, a nonprofit organization that provides a voice for children through guardian ad litem services in domestic violence and high conflict custody cases.
Clara graduated from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. before attending the Indiana University Maurer School of Law, where she served as a senior editor for the Federal Communications Law Journal. She grew up in Chicago and currently resides with her husband, Rodrigo, in Greensboro. While away from the office, she enjoys traveling, hiking in the Blue Ridge Mountains, needlepoint, and the occasionally successful DIY home improvement project.
Georgetown University (B.A., 2006, magna cum laude, )
Indiana University Maurer School of Law (J.D., 2009); senior production editor, Federal Communications Law Journal
Bar & Court Admittance
New York, 2010
North Carolina, 2017
Professional and Community Activities
- Forsyth County Bar
- Family Law Section, North Carolina Bar Association
- Member, Winston-Salem Collaborative Divorce Professionals
- Volunteer, Georgetown University Alumni Admissions Program
- Board Member, Children's Law Center of Central North Carolina