Claire Bruner-Wiltse


Phone: (612) 294-2200
Fax: (612) 294-2201

Claire Bruner-Wiltse heads the employment law practice at Heimerl & Lammers. She is a tenacious trial attorney and skilled negotiator, with significant employment law success. Over the course of her impressive career, she has recovered millions of dollars in compensation for victims of discrimination, sexual harassment, wrongful termination, and other unfair employment practices.

Her results include:

  • $220,000 recovery in a whistleblower lawsuit
  • $250,000 recovery in a breach of contract lawsuit
  • $95,000 recovery in a disability discrimination lawsuit for an hourly employee against a big box store
  • $60,000 recovery for a 65-year old who was injured on the job and fired because of it
  • $75,000 recovery in an age discrimination lawsuit for an hourly worker who was singled out for termination instead of younger employees with less experience
  • $145,000 recovery for a man who was terminated when his wife received a cancer diagnosis
  • $270,000 recovery for a woman fired on account of disability resulting from an injury at work

In addition to her academic awards during law school, she was the recipient of the Art Martin Fellowship for Public Interest Labor and Employment Law. She clerked in the Appellate Division of the EEOC in D.C. in 2015. She also orchestrated the 2016 St. Louis University School of Law Public Law Review Spring Symposium entitled Shattering the Glass Ceiling: The Status of Women in the Workplace and the Change Needed for Equality.

In her free time, Claire enjoys spending time hiking, swimming, and visiting lakes with her family, as well as exploring the city with its theater, concerts, and art museums. Claire has a two-year-old daughter and a small dog. Originally from Bemidji, MN, she also enjoys visiting family up North.

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota
  • Missouri
  • U.S. Federal Court
    • Eastern District of Missouri
    • Southern District of Illinois
    • Central District of Illinois
    • Southern District of Indiana


  • Saint Louis University School of Law, St. Louis, MO
    •  J.D., Cum Laude (Concentration in Employment Law from William C. Wefel Center for Employment Law)
    • Dean’s List
    • Symposium Editor, Public Law Review
  • Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, IL
    • B.A., Cum Laude, Honors
    • Major: History           
    • Minors: Studio Art, Pastoral Leadership

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • National Employment Lawyers Association, MN
  • Minnesota Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Minnesota Association for Justice

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