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NJL People: Claire D. Pritchard-Gutknecht

Claire is a fierce and determined advocate for clients in labor and employment matters across a variety of industries. She appreciates the opportunity to tackle complex legal challenges with each new case. During her time as a judicial clerk, Claire honed her skills in legal writing, researching complicated topics, and rapidly assimilating to new cases. She excels at unraveling the complex facts of a legal matter and effectively communicating the details to her clients in a manner that prioritizes their best interests.

Prior to entering private practice, Claire clerked for Justice Anne K. McKeig on the Minnesota Supreme Court, and Judge Diane B. Bratvold on the Minnesota Court of Appeals.

Outside of her practice, Claire coaches high school gymnastics and is a dedicated mentor to young women. She is also an avid reader and loves to spend time with her Sheepadoodle puppy, Merit.

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