Claire Abernathy Henry joined Ward, Smith & Hill in 2011 after serving as a briefing attorney to the Honorable T. John Ward, former U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Texas, and has extensive knowledge of federal court practice in the Eastern District of Texas.
Ms. Henry began her legal career in Dallas, where she represented businesses and local governments in complex commercial cases, including class actions, breach of contract and fiduciary duty cases, and professional malpractice suits. After returning to East Texas in 2007, Ms. Henry continued to hone her litigation skills on a wide range of federal and state court cases. Over the past several years, Ms. Henry’s practice primarily has focused on patent litigation, commercial disputes, and employment law.
A native of Longview, Ms. Henry attended high school at Groton School in Groton, Mass., before graduating summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Vanderbilt University in 2002. Ms. Henry graduated from Stanford Law School in 2005, where she was a pro bono distinguished graduate and a member of Women of Stanford Law and the Stanford Public Interest Law Foundation.