Clair has practiced law since before 1984. If she were not merely a character on the Cosby Show, and rather a real attorney with our firm, she would write an extremely interesting biography here. Instead, however, we’ll give an excerpt from her Wikipedia description:

Clair Olivia Huxtable (née Hanks) is the elegantly tough, eloquent, and engaging wife of Cliff, who is known for her relaxed confidence and striking emphasis. Aside from her deep and decorated self-expression, Clair can also be playful and silly. She is an intelligent, classy, and successful businesswoman. A great debater, Clair rarely if ever loses an argument on the show, a testament to her career as lawyer. She is also highly skilled in areas of recall about facts and dates, which she uses during discussions and debates: in one episode she is shown quoting a passage and even the page number of a book during an appearance at a television roundtable. Clair is bilingual but is only shown speaking Spanish on a couple of occasions. Several episodes also showcased her singing talent. Despite her elegant-styled toughness and strictness, Clair is a very loving mother and wife. The character is loosely based upon Cosby’s wife, Camille Olivia Hanks-Cosby.