Ironside Law Firm was founded in April 2018 by Christina F. Cupp. When naming the new firm came to mind, Christina and her husband Jon wanted to somehow incorporate the United States Constitution. The couple had recently formed another company including the use of "Ironside." As described below, the name had a unique history as providing the nickname for the oldest United States' naval commissioned ship still afloat as well as for providing a hit television show. The Cupps were not aware of the T.V. show until starting the Firm, but that just adds to the fun!
The Ironside name comes from many different origins. The original inspiration comes from one of the world's oldest commissioned naval vessel still afloat, the USS Constitution, otherwise known as Old Ironsides. It was named by President George Washington after the launch of the US Constitution in 1797. Constitution's stated mission today is to promote understanding of the Navy's role in war and peace through educational outreach, historic demonstration, and active participation in public events as part of the Naval History & Heritage Command. Today, you can tour Old Ironsides at Pier 1 of the former Charlestown Navy Yard at one end of the Boston Freedom Trail.
Ironside was also a popular American television series that aired for 8 seasons from 1967 to 1975. The NBC televised show was a crime drama starring Robert T. Ironside, a consultant for the San Francisco police (usually addressed by the title Chief Ironside), who was paralyzed from the waist down after being shot while on vacation. It was recreated in 2013 and only lasted one season