Clara is a member of the firm’s land use practice group and has extensive experience representing developers, property owners, and municipal clients in the areas of land use, environmental, real estate, and municipal law. Her practice focuses on securing and defending permitting for energy facilities and other major infrastructure projects facing significant opposition, helping clients navigate issues arising under the Washington State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA), National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Shoreline Management Act, Growth Management Act (GMA), and other local, state, and federal land use and environmental laws. She counsels clients on developing comprehensive permitting strategies and regularly litigates before local adjudicators, state administrative tribunals, and state and federal courts.
She previously worked at a mid-sized law firm in Honolulu, Hawaii, where her practice focused on land use and commercial litigation. Before entering private practice, Clara served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Daniel R. Foley of the Hawaii Intermediate Court of Appeals, where she assisted in drafting opinions.
Clara serves as the firm's Pro Bono Co-Coordinator.