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A Boutique Law Firm
An Accomplished Team
A Focus On Sophisticated Results

Claire M. Reynolds

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Claire is a Nurse Paralegal at Ottenwess Law. She has been a registered nurse since 2016, specializing in Medical and Surgical Intensive Care. Claire holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and is certified in Trauma Nurse Care, Trauma Care After Resuscitation, and is an Emergency Medical Technician. Claire is also a member of Michigan’s Task Force 1 search and rescue team, where she volunteers to provide medical support in major disasters or incidents that exceed the capabilities of local or regional emergency response teams.

At Ottenwess Law, Claire has a pivotal role in leveraging her medical expertise by conducting thorough medical claims and records analyses and collaborating with the Firm’s medical-legal team in devising the most effective legal strategies.

Professional Experience

  • Ottenwess Law, PLC
    • Southfield, Michigan
    • Nurse Paralegal
    • March 2024
  • Henry Ford Health
    • Detroit, Michigan
    • Registered Nurse ICU Float
    • August 2023 – March 2024
    • Undertook assignments between multiple hospitals, adapting quickly to diverse healthcare environments
    • Demonstrated a commitment to continued learning by attending a CCRN course and education for new EKOS device
    • Adapted to numerous ICU floor protocols/best practices while establishing rapport and collaboration with care teams
  • Ascension Providence Rochester
    • Rochester, Michigan
    • Registered Nurse MICU/CVICU/SWAT
    • January 2022 – April 2023
    • Trained student nurses and new hires ICU protocols while providing a positive learning environment
    • Delivered specialized care to critically ill patients in a 20 bed CV/MICU
    • Served as primary rapid response nurse for a 290-bed medical center, responsible for early recognition and intervention in patients exhibiting signs of deterioration
    • Conducted frequent rounds on general floor patients, assessing vitals, neurological status, and overall condition to reduce rapid response calls
    • Attended Trauma Nurse Core Course sponsored by the hospital
  • Beaumont Royal Oak
    • Royal Oak, Michigan
    • Registered Nurse MICU
    • June 2019 – January 2022
    • Provided expert care to critically ill patients on a busy 20 bed MICU
    • Adapted to rapidly changing care protocols while discovering optimal treatment of COVID patients
    • Improved Press Ganey Scores by receiving 5/5 scores for good communication, respect, and empathetic listening in patient care
  • Henry Ford Health
    • West Bloomfield, Michigan
    • Registered Nurse Surgical Acute Care
    • June 2018 – January 2019
    • Improved efficiency of patient care by 10% by learning effective communication and establishing care plan for the shift
    • Educated patients on health conditions, healthy lifestyle choices, and current treatments decreasing readmission rates
    • Coordinated care for up to 6 patients in a high activity setting while maintaining high quality patient centered care by improving multitasking skills and prioritization

Professional Affiliations

  • American Association of Critical Care Nurses
    • Michigan Task Force 1

Professional Honors and Awards

  • Nominated three times for the Daisy Award by patients for providing exceptional


  • Eastern Michigan University
    • Bachelor of Science, Nursing – December 2016
    • Graduated with Honors
  • Certifications:
    • Emergency Medical Technician
    • Medical Specialist – Michigan Task Force


  • Importance of early ambulation in postoperative joint replacement surgeries to decrease the incidence of postoperative complications and reduce postoperative pain.