Claire D East

Claire is a partner of Hopper Mikeska, PLLC.  She focuses her practice on estate planning; estate, guardianship, and trust administration; and probate, guardianship and other fiduciary litigation. Prior to joining Hopper & Associates, P.C., Claire worked at the firm of Giordani, Schurig, Beckett, & Tackett, LLP in the areas of domestic and international estate planning, probate, trust, and estate administration, and entity formation and governance.  Claire also served as a staff attorney to the Honorable G. Alan Waldrop of The Third Court of Appeals in Austin, Texas.  

University of Texas at Austin (J.D. with honors, 2005)
University of Texas at Austin (B.A. with honors, English, 2002)

Hopper Mikeska, PLLC, 2012 – Present
Hopper & Associates, P.C., 2009 – Present
Giordani, Schurig, Beckett, & Tackett, LLP, 2007-2009
Staff Attorney, Honorable G. Alan Waldrop, Third Court of Appeals, 2005-2007

Board Certified, Estate Planning and Probate Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Member, State Bar of Texas (December, 2005)
Member, State Bar of Texas, Real Estate, Probate & Trust Law Section (2008 – present)
Board Member, Austin Bar Association, Probate and Estate Planning Section
American Bar Association, Real Estate, Probate & Trust Law Section
Austin Young Lawyers Association
Estate Planning Council of Central Texas
Board Member, Travis County Women Lawyers' Association (2009)


  • Author/Speaker, “The Role of the Guardian Ad Litem," Texas Judicial Academy, Spring Judicial Session, March 2010