Claire I. Wade-Kilts

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Top Rated Employment Litigation Attorney in Cleveland, OH

Sobel, Wade & Mapley, LLC
 | 2460 Fairmount Boulevard, Suite 314
Cleveland, OH 44106
Phone: 216-223-7213
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2020
Selected To Rising Stars: 2018
Licensed Since: 2015
Practice Areas:
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (80%),
  • Employment & Labor: Employee (20%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Claire I. Wade is a co-founder of the Sobel, Wade & Mapley LLC, law firm in Cleveland, Ohio. Serving the rights and interests of employees throughout the greater Cleveland metro region and surrounding areas, Ms. Wade focuses her practice almost exclusively on employment law, and she has achieved notable success advocating on behalf of those who suffered discrimination, harassment, retaliation and other serious violations on the job.

Maintaining a particular focus on the needs of women in the workplace, Ms. Wade has become a staunch advocate for women dealing with sexual harassment and pay discrepancy claims arising from the situations where women do not earn the same salary as their male counterparts. Throughout her 11-year career, she has handled numerous cases before the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Ohio Civil Rights Commission as well as before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio.

A 2001 graduate of California State University, Fullerton, Ms. Wade attended Dedman School of Law - Southern Methodist University, where she obtained her Juris Doctor in 2007. Upon receiving her license to practice from the State Bar of Texas that same year, Ms. Wade served in a prominent Dallas law firm, where she defended the rights of those accused of white collar crimes and represented those involved in civil and federal tax disputes and complex financial litigation. She has been licensed to practice in Ohio since 2015.

A consummate professional and recognized leader in her field, Ms. Wade is a member of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association's Labor and Employment Law Section and Small Firm and Solo Practitioner Section as well as the Cleveland Employment American Inn of Court and the West Shore Bar Association, among her other professional affiliations.

She has published several articles and conducted lectures and seminars across her region on a variety of legal topics, and in 2017, she earned the Lawyer Referral Service Rookie of the Year award from the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Employment Litigation (80%): Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation

Employment & Labor (20%): Sexual Harassment

Focus Areas

Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation, Sexual Harassment


Selected to Super Lawyers for 1 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 1 years

Super Lawyers: 2020 Rising Stars: 2018

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About Claire Wade-Kilts

Admitted: 2015, Ohio

Professional Webpage:


  • Lawyer Referral Service Rookie of the Year, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, 2017
  • Ohio Rising Stars List, 2018
  • CMBA LRS 2017 Rookie of the Year.

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • Ohio

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • The International Lawyer, Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law, Editor-in-Chief

Educational Background:

  • California State University Fullerton, B.A., Major: Economics
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Office Location for Claire I. Wade-Kilts

2460 Fairmount Boulevard
Suite 314
Cleveland, OH 44106

Phone: 216-223-7213

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Last Updated: 7/9/2019

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