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List of famous female judges, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest female judges list contains the most prominent and top females known for being judges. You might also be interested in celebrities who went to law school and the dumbest lawsuits in court. There are thousand of females working as judges in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic judges have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a female aspiring to be a judge then the people below should give you inspiration.

Examples of people on this list include Judy Sheindlin and Sandra Day O'Connor.

While this isn't a list of all female judges, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous female judges?" and "Who are the best female judges?"

Judith Sheindlin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Female Judges
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Judith Susan Sheindlin, better known as Judge Judy, is an American lawyer, judge, television personality, and author. Since 1996, Sheindlin has presided over her own successful Daytime Emmy Award winning reality courtroom series named after her, Judge Judy. Sheindlin passed the New York bar ...more

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Age: 74

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Profession: Judge, Author, Presenter, Lawyer

Credits: Judge Judy, Judge Judy: Justice Served, CHiPs '99, They Came Together

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Sandra Day O'Connor is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Female Judges
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Sandra Day O'Connor is a retired Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court, serving from her appointment in 1981 by Ronald Reagan until her retirement in 2006. She was the first woman to be appointed to the Court. Prior to O'Connor's appointment to the Court, she was an elected official ...more

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Age: 87

Birthplace: Texas, El Paso, Contiguous United States, United States of America, United States, + more

Profession: Judge, Lawyer

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#82 on The Most Important Leaders in U.S. History

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Sonia Sotomayor is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Female Judges
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Sonia Maria Sotomayor is an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, serving since August 2009. She is the 111th appointment to the Court, has the distinction of being its first justice of Hispanic heritage, its third female justice, and its twelfth Roman Catholic justice. ...more

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Age: 62

Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA

Profession: Editor, Judge, Jurist, Lawyer

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#40 on The Most Powerful Women In The World

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Female Judges
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Ruth Joan Bader Ginsburg is an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Ginsburg was appointed by President Bill Clinton and took the oath of office on August 10, 1993. She is the second female justice and the first Jewish female justice. She is generally viewed as belonging to ...more

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Age: 84

Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA

Profession: Judge, Jurist, Lawyer

Credits: A Century of Women, Yoo-Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg, The Jewish Americans, Election 2000

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#95 on The Most Inspiring (Non-Hollywood) Female Role Models

#39 on Guests You Hope to See on Late Show with Stephen Colbert

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