Brief Biography Full Name: Claire Anne Simms Age: 36 Date/Place of Birth: August 18, 1972 New York, New York Marital Status: Single
Claire grew up on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, and comes from a middle income family. Her relationship with her mother is close, and her father is very distant. As a teenager she wasn’t extremely rebellious usually only sneaking into clubs while underage, anything else would have gotten her into deep trouble with her physically abusive father.
She attended New York City Public Schools for her pre college education, then the City University of New York for her undergraduate education, and New York University for Law School. Claire worked as a receptionist at a law firm during college and as a law clerk during law school. Her early career was spent in the Manhattan Legal Aid office and at a smaller law firm in Manhattan then at Crane, Poole and Schmidt. Her move to Boston was against her better judgment.
Physical Description: Hair: Dark Brown, Straight, shoulder length with angled bangs. Claire usually wears her hair up. Eyes: Hazel Height: 5’2”
Brief Educational/Employment Background: 1989: Graduated in the top 10% of her class from the New York City School for Law, Advocacy, and Community Justice 1993: Graduated from The City University of New York, Major in Psychology, Magna Cum Laude 1990-1993: Worked at the Law Firm of Stevens & Byrne as a receptionist 1993: Accepted into New York University Law School 1994-1996: Clerked for New York Supreme Court Justice, Wade Bookman 1996: Graduated NYU Law School 1996: Admitted to the New York Bar 1996-1997: Worked in the Manhattan Legal Aid office-Civil Division 1997-1999: Worked in the Manhattan Legal Aid office-Criminal Division 2000: Hired as a first year associate at Stevens & Byrne 2003: Hired as an associate at the New York Offices of Crane, Poole and Schmidt 2003: Admitted to the Massachusetts Bar 2006-Present: Transferred with Jeffrey Coho to the Boston Offices of Crane, Poole and Schmidt
Personality Claire is usually very blunt about her feelings when they aren’t of too personal in nature. She isn’t afraid to express her opinion, and will do so even if she isn’t asked. She does, however, have a softer side that comes out on occasion. She has a very dry sense of humor and constantly uses sarcasm to deal with most situations. She’s often been labeled as a “tough New York Broad” by her co workers and other people she knows. Claire uses this to keep from explaining her childhood, which was full of physical and mental abuse. As a result she is very closed off.
Likes: New York, The Yankees, Cigars, Cosmopolitans, Two Boots Pizza, Roast Beef Sandwiches, Queen, Blondie, Talking Heads, David Byrne, David Bowie, Concrete Blonde, Older Punk Rock, Dave Matthews Band, Chocolate Ice Cream, good Italian food, Junk food, Hot Dogs from carts, CBGBs, Kiss, Gene Simmons, chocolate cream pie
Dislikes: Queens, the MTA, Garbage Strikes, stupid tourists, Bad Deli Pickles, Singer/Songwriters, Yuppies, Hippies, Staten Island, People who don’t pay attention, rats in Taco Bell, Kevin Costner, Mercer Street Mission for evicting CBGBs,
Quirks: Claire uses “Ick” to express her distaste in things and situations. She doesn’t like defending murder cases. She usually dresses very conservatively, and wears a lot of red.
Strengths: Claire is a very capable attorney and is completely aware of herself and her actions and doesn’t apologize for them.
Weaknesses: Claire doesn’t make friends easily. Those she sees as having friend potential she usually just talks to and the friendship develops slowly. She is very self reliant, which is both a weakness and strength, since she has a very difficult time asking for help and admitting her flaws. Claire also has a very large jealous streak.
Claire is always up for a conversation feel free to IM her at ClaireSimms28, or me at copsnlawyers85.
Also this Userinfo is based mostly on my imagination since Claire is no longer on Boston Legal as of Season 4. Therefore anything occurring after season 3 is my personal canon as is most of the detail in her biography
Also I'm not affiliated with Boston Legal and/or Constance Zimmer.