9th floor, One Hogan Place (L&O Season
10th floor, One Hogan Place (L&O Season
5 through Season
Floor numbers are determined by numbers on doors. Claire
works first for Ben
Stone on 9, then after his departure works for Jack
McCoy on 10.
Judge Joel Thayer, as a clerk. L&O Episode 80, "Censure"
Executive Assistant District Attorney Benjamin "Ben" Stone,
as an Assistant District Attorney. L&O
Season 4 (1993-94)
Executive Assistant District Attorney John James "Jack" McCoy,
as an Assistant District Attorney. (L&O Season
5 through Season
Primarily subservient as rookie ADA working for Ben Stone.
Exceptions: L&O Episode 74 "American
Dream" (11/10/93) and Episode 80 "Censure"
(2/2/94). Took more of a leadership role after Stone's departure, when
assigned to Jack McCoy, but was shown to be growing into her responsibilities
when she saved EADA Ben Stone from being given a contempt citation by Judge
Lisa Pongracic (L&O Episode 70, "Profile"
Keen eye for loopholes that may be missed by others. L&O
Episode 118, "Humiliation"
(11/22/95); L&O Episode 123, "Trophy"
Sometimes wears a black leather jacket during work hours.
Shown questioning witnesses with it in L&O Episode 97, "Scoundrels"
(11/30/94); L&O Episode 99 "Guardian"
(1/11/95); L&O Episode 113 "Rebels"
Drinks scotch with the "big boys" (McCoy and District
Attorney Adam Schiff)
[LOCATE RESUME SPOKEN BY STONE ON STAND IN CENSURE: INCLUDES
"E-CAB'ed" reference which was once explained to me but now I can't remember.]
Clerk, for Judge Joel Thayer. Left position when her affair
with Thayer went sour, but was given a glowing recommendation by Thayer.
L&O Episode 80, "Censure"
Fired from District Attorney's office by Ben Stone when she
failed to give him information that was very important to a case they had
been prosecuting but was taken back when he managed to win the case. L&O
Episode 69 "Discord"
Resigned from District Attorney's office when a case involving
Judge Thayer broke out and their affair came to light after she was accussed
of tampering with evidence. L&O Episode 80, "Censure"
Censured from practicing law briefly by a disciplinary committee
after the disciplinary committee heard the case against her in regards
to her conduct with Judge Thayer's criminal case L&O Episode 80, "Censure"
Helped EADA Ben Stone in a civil court desposition brought
against him by Philip Swann. L&O Episode 74 "American
Saved EADA Ben Stone from being given a contempt citation
by Judge Lisa Pongracic (L&O Episode 70, "Profile"
Requested by Jack McCoy to be his assistant after EADA Ben
Stone resigned. L&O Episode 89, "Second
Tries and wins her first homicide case, The State of New
York vs. Mark Danforth. L&O Episode 118, "Humiliation"
(11/22/95), but afterwards is nagged by fears she convicted the wrong person,
an instinct which ultimately leads her to the real killer.
Deposed by a disciplinary committee after it surfaced that
EADA Jack McCoy had put the wrong man in jail because of a statement he
claimed he didn't receive. L&O Episode 123, "Trophy"
Prosecuted Diana Hawthorne, the former lover and assistant
of EADA Jack McCoy, with whom Kincaid was having an affair, and wins the
case. L&O Episode 123, "Trophy"
Offers resignation after being taken off the case of James
Smith by Adam Schiff but is persuaded by EADA Jack McCoy to stay on and
be his second chair despite Adam Schiff's orders. L&O Episode 132,
Disagreements/Arguments Of Significance With Bosses
With EADA Jack McCoy
Whether Dr. Nancy Haas and the right of cancer victims to
choose whether or not to get a breast "lopped off." L&O Episode 94,
About the case and the 60's. L&O Episode 93, "White
About treatment of Lieutenant
Anita Van Buren in the grand jury stand and about turning over what
appears to be exculpatory evidence pertaining to the Zach Roland case tothe
defense. L&O Episode 94, "Competence"
About Sarah Maslin's intentions -- on why she only came forward
with her rape charge now, three years after the incident had occurred.
L&O Episode 96, "Virtue"
Over giving Mrs. Gaines a lenient sentence versus the stricter
one that Jack wants to impose. L&O Episode 112, "Bitter
About getting the murder one charge on Paul Sandig reinstated.
L&O Episode 114, "Savages"
About bringing up Leslie Harlan's sexual history during the
trial. L&O Episode 116, "Hot
Over viabilty of the Danforth case (L&O Episode 118,
Jack gets mad at Claire for failing to give him a brief on
time and Claire tries to joke her way out of it but Jack walks away in
a huff. L&O Episode 122, "Corpus
Plays devils advocate with Jack when he tells her the complaints
listed in the Dillard lawsuit; also informs him that she will tell the
truth about him in the deposition no matter what, and Jack is not happy
about this. L&O Episode 123, "Trophy"
Seen arguing with Jack while on their way to work about the
whether or not justice was done by executing Mickey Scott. L&O Episode
With District Attorney Adam Schiff
About pro-choice vs. anti-abortionists. L&O Episode 100,
Tells Schiff Smith should be prosecuted when he tells her
and Jack to plead Smith out. L&O Episode 132, "Pro
Has an attraction for powerful, seductive older men as evidenced
by affairs with Judge Joel Thayer and EADA Jack McCoy. L&O Episode
(2/2/94); and most of Season
5 through Season
Former track star. L&O Episode 87, "Doubles"
(5/18/94) and still exercises by jogging. L&O episode 134, "Aftershock"
Plays squash. L&O Episode 127, "Savior"
(3/13/96) [IS THIS WHAT SHE AND MARGOT ARE PLAYING?]
Has a private life that veers sharply from her buttoned-up
workaday life, evidenced by her leather jacket. L&O Episode 97, "Scoundrels"
(11/30/94); L&O Episode 99, "Guardian"
(1/11/95); L&O Episode 113, "Rebels"
Witnessed a distraught mother shoot a defendant at an
arraignment and was spattered with blood. L&O Episode 112 "Bitter
Ancestry: Irish. L&O Episode 134, "Aftershock"
Religion: Agnostic. L&O Episode 73, "Apocrypha"
Childhood Events/Family Issues:
She was a high school track star and she was pushed by her
father to stay that way with pep talks. L&O Episode 87, "Doubles"
(5/18/94). Attraction to running clearly carries into adulthood, where
she's shown jogging. L&O Episode 134, "Aftershock"
Implication that she is estranged from or does not get along
with her mother. L&O Episode 134, "Aftershock"
Stepfather, Mac Gellar, teaches at New York University Law
School [ARE WE SURE THAT'S WHERE HE IS? ALSO, DOESN'T HE IMPLY THAT HE
ONCE TAUGHT CLAIRE? AND SINCE SHE WENT TO HARVARD, WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?].
L&O Episode 134, "Aftershock"
Margot Bell, a Harvard classmate who is now a defense attorney.
L&O Episode 127, "Savior"
Ruthie Miller, a defense attorney who seems to be a mutual
friend of both Jack and Claire's. L&O Episode 133, "Homesick"
Judge Joel Thayer, Claire's boss. L&O Episode 80, "Censure"
Executive Assistant District Attorney Jack McCoy. Although
never directly referred to on the show, writers have pointed out in interviews
that there was a relationship. For examples of it, go here: http://www.geocities.com/Broadway/2503/jcepisodes.html
(warning: music alert)
Tim Bayliss, a homicide detective from Baltimore. Bayliss
is from the Homicide: Life
On The Street universe, which crossed over with Law & Order
three times. Claire and Tim had a dinner in New York [L&O Episode 124
City (1)" (2/7/96)] and shared mild flirtation in Baltimore. H:LOTS
Episode 45, "For
God and Country (2)" (2/9/96)
Attended Harvard Law School. L&O Episode 100, "Progeny"
Anti-death penalty. L&O Episode 114, "Savages"
(10/18/95); L&O Episode 134, "Aftershock"
Feminist, defender of women's rights. L&O Episode 89,
Opinion" (9/21/94); L&O Episode 91, "Blue
Bamboo" (10/5/94); L&O Episode 96, "Virtue"
(11/23/94); L&O Episode 100, "Progeny"
(1/25/95); L&O Episode 133, "Homesick"
Pro-choice. L&O Episode 100, "Progeny"
Believes a woman can be a mother and work at the same time.
L&O Episode 133, "Homesick"
Plays squash. L&O Episode 127, "Savior"
Jogs when she has the time. Like to jog when she has the
time. L&O Episode 134, "Aftershock"
After-Death Direct/Implied References:
Owns and often wears a green overcoat.
Stands up for herself in latter seasons.
L&O Episode 135, "Causa
Jack: "You know a few weeks before it happened,
she wanted to quit. I talked her out of it."
Lennie: "Well, I could have kept walking past that bar."
L&O Episode 164, "Blood"
Jamie (checking up on Jack after a blind date
she set him up on with Madeline): "She said, you mentioned Claire Kincaid...."
Jack (stops writing and thumps his desk for seeming emphasis):
"Because Madeleine's brother spent three months in the hospital thanks
to a drunk driver, I was not obssessing!"
Jamie (smiling): "Don't worry, for some reason, she'd
like to see you again."
[Still smiling, Jamie walks out of Jack's office, leaving
Jack staring into space with an expression that tells us that he doesn't
really care whether or not she wanted to see him again.]
L&O Episode 168, "Under
The Influence" (1/7/98)
Jamie: "Has he talked to you about this case?"
Lennie: "Yeah, briefings, witness preps..."
Jamie: "I don't mean that..."
Lennie: "You mean, has he said: 'This one's for Claire
Kincaid?' No. That guy got 12 months in Mt. McGregor."
Jamie: "Yeah, I know. I pulled the file. You were in
her car with her."
Lennie (sighs): "Yeah, I was catching a ride home. Claire
came down to the bar to pick up McCoy. He had already split. Bad timing
all around. Listen - this hump Dressler, I'm keeping him crossed. He gets
what he deserves."
Jack: "So I'm wrong because I want an appropriate sentence?"
Jamie: "Instead of 12 months in Mt. McGregor?"
Jack (ominous tone): "You don't know what you're talking
Jamie: "You won Jack. Just call Dressler's lawyer."
Jack (voice rising slightly and his tone firm): "The
Jamie: "I'm not done."
Jack (now angry and shouting): "I am! This is the District
Attorney's office! We prosecute criminals. If you could stop thinking like
a defense attorney, maybe you'd grasp the concept!"
Jamie (angry but still controlled): "I know why I'm here.
I think you're the one who's forgotten."
L&O Episode 195, "Sideshow
Independent Counsel William Dell: "Wasn't he
[Lennie] a passenger in a car driven by another one of your lovers in the
DA's office when she was killed?"
Exec. Asst. DA Jack McCoy: "Mr. Dell, have you no shame?
Have you no shame?"
Jill Hennessy was in Baltimore filming the second half
of Charm City on the H:LOTS set, so her twin, Jacqueline
Hennessy, shot in her place as Claire Kincaid during courtroom scenes,
although she is incredited for her work. L&O Episode 122, "Corpus
Jill Hennessy hasn't appeared on any Law & Orders
as anyone other than Claire Kincaid.
She has appeared on Homicide:
Life On The Street as Claire Kincaid once. H:LOTS Episode 45, "For
God and Country (2)" (2/9/96)