Clare Virginia Tomberlin

Home State


Undergraduate Institution and Graduation Year

Huntingdon College, 2021

Legal Interests

Currently, I am interested in personal injury, medical malpractice and maritime law.


CrossFit, eating Publix cake, fishing and hunting

What do you think is the best thing about Cumberland School of Law?

The best thing about Cumberland is the opportunities given to 1Ls to learn and be involved in trial advocacy programs. Given a chance to be in a courtroom so early on with 1L competitions, such as the Williams and the Thorney trial competitions, I have gained skills and confidence that most law students do not get until their last year or after they graduate.

Why did you choose Cumberland School of Law?

I chose Cumberland because of the reputation that Cumberland attorneys have nationally. I have always heard that Cumberland attorneys are great people.

 I have watched trials where the opposing counsel loses confidence when they learn they are going up against a Cumberland attorney. I have always heard that Cumberland prepares students to be courtroom-ready upon graduation, and I can attest after only one year, that is true.

What do you most enjoy about studying law in Birmingham? What do you like to do in Birmingham?

I enjoy studying law in Birmingham because there are so many different types of firms. It is so easy to get experience in different fields to determine what kind of law you like and dislike.

I like exploring different restaurants around Birmingham! It is a fun way that the friends I made at Cumberland get to spend time with each other without thinking about the law. My favorite ones that I would recommend so far are Gus’s, Publix cake and The Rougaroux!

Student Organizations/Extracurricular Activities

2022 Parham H. Williams Trial Competition, Thorney Negotiation Competition, treasurer of the St. Thomas More Society, Women in Law, Junior Trial Advocacy Board, Alabama Student Bar Association         

If you could give any advice to your pre-law school self, what would you say? 

I would tell my pre-law school self to find an activity to do regularly that does not involve the law. Between going to classes, getting involved in organizations, and studying, law school can seem to take over your life.  Every day after class I go to the gym, and, when there is nice weather, my roommate and I go sit by the pool. It is SO important to set aside time in your day to do something to meet people outside of school and give your brain a break!

What do you plan to do after graduation?

After I graduate, I hope to either go back to Mobile or find a firm somewhere in the mountains and begin litigating!