Clare Sanchez Burke


Lake Charles, LA



Attorney Clare Sanchez Burke

After practicing with Taylor Porter in Baton Rouge for several years, Clare returned to her hometown of Lake Charles. Her primary areas of practice are family law and civil litigation.

After graduating from Westminster College with a degree in Biological Sciences, Clare earned her J.D./D.C.L. from Louisiana State University's Paul M. Hebert Law Center. As a law student, she served as a member of the Louisiana State University Board of Supervisors, Executive President of the Student Bar Association, Senior Associate and Issue Editor on the Louisiana Law Review, and the LSU Law Center Moot Court Board. She earned CALI awards for the highest marks in Louisiana Law of Obligations, Administration of Criminal Justice, Legal Research & Writing, Comparative Company Law, Sports Law, and Bioethics.

Clare is admitted to practice in all Louisiana state courts, in the United States District Courts for the Middle, Eastern, and Western Districts of Louisiana, and the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Areas Of Practice

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Family Law

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana


  • Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    • J.D. – 2016
    • Louisiana State University Board of Supervisors 2015-2016
    • Student Bar Association Executive President 2015-2016
    • Louisiana Law Review, Volume 76, Issue Editor
    • Wex S. Malone American Inn of Court Member
    • LSU Law Center Moot Court Board 2015-2016
    • CALI Award: Obligations, Administration of Criminal Justice, Legal Research & Writing, Comparative Company Law, Sports Law, Bioethics
    • Chancellor’s Scholar (2014)
    • Paul M. Hebert Scholar (2013, 2014)
    • Recipient: Taylor Porter Memorial Scholarship; William David Kiesel Scholarship; Cox, Cox, Filo, Camel & Wilson Law Firm Scholarship; John R. Fridge & Rose Fridge Bahlinger Scholarship; Faculty Scholarship
    • Student Bar Association
    • LSU Law Center Ambassador
  • Westminster College
    • B.A. – 2012
    • Major: Biological Sciences

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Baton Rouge Bar Association
  • SWLA Bar Association

Published Works

  • “Corralling the Crowdfunding: NCAA Regulations and Private Donors”, Louisiana Law Review Lagniappe, February 21, 2016

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyers, Rising Star 2021, 2022
  • Listed in "Top Attorneys-Rising Stars", Louisiana Life Magazine 2021, 2022
  • Best Lawyers, Ones to Watch 2021, 2022
  • Listed in “Top Lawyers of Acadiana”, Acadiana Profile 2021, 2022
  • Best Lawyers – Women in the Law, 2022
2022 as published in Best Lawyers: Best Lawyers Ones to Watch Selected by peer recognition
Top Lawyers Selected by peer recognition & professional Achievement 2021 as published in Acadiana Profile, April
Top Attorneys in Louisiana Rising Stars Selected by peer recognition & professional achievement 2021 as published in Louisiana Life, January