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Famous Female Attorneys

Updated June 14, 2019 95.7k views105 items

List of famous female attorneys, featuring bios and photos when available. This female attorney at laws list contains the most prominent and top females known for being attorney at laws. You might also be interested in celebrities who went to law school and athletes who have law degrees. The female attorneys of note are listed by their level of prominence, and you can be sorted by various bits of information like date of birth or birthplace. There are thousand of females working as attorneys in the world, but this list highlights only the notable ones.

Women lawyers and attorneys on this list include Hillary Clinton and Elizabeth Warren.

While this isn't a list of all female attorney at laws, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous female attorneys in the world?" and "Who are the best female attorneys?"

The most notable female attorneys in history and today are shown below. Enjoy this list of well-known, leading female attorney at laws. If you want to share these historic female attorney at laws you can use one of the social media icons at the top or bottom of the page. 

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  • Mary Elizabeth Anania Edwards (July 3, 1949 – December 7, 2010) was an American attorney, a best-selling author and a health care activist. She was married to John Edwards, the former U.S. Senator from North Carolina who was the 2004 United States Democratic vice-presidential nominee. Edwards lived a private life until her husband's rise as senator and ultimately unsuccessful vice presidential and presidential campaigns. She was his chief policy advisor during his presidential bid, and was instrumental in pushing him towards more liberal stances on subjects such as universal health care. She was also an advocate of gay marriage and was against the war in Iraq, both topics about which she... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: Dec. at 61 (1949-2010)
    • Birthplace: Jacksonville, Florida, United States of America
    • Profession: Author, Lawyer
    • Schools: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of Mary Washington
  • Gloria Rachel Allred (née Bloom; born July 3, 1941) is an American women's rights attorney notable for taking high-profile and often controversial cases, particularly those involving the protection of women's rights.... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: 79
    • Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
    • Profession: Actor, Attorney at law, Lawyer
    • Schools: University of Pennsylvania, Loyola Law School, New York University
    • Credits: Rat Race, Piers Morgan Live, On the Edge, We the People with Gloria Allred

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  • Caroline Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Female Attorneys
    Photo: Toby Canham / Getty Images
    Caroline Bouvier Kennedy (born November 27, 1957) is an American author, attorney, and diplomat who served as the United States Ambassador to Japan from 2013 to 2017. She is a prominent member of the Kennedy family and the only surviving child of President John F. Kennedy and First Lady Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy. Kennedy was five days shy of her sixth birthday when her father was assassinated on November 22, 1963. The following year, Caroline, her mother, and brother John F. Kennedy Jr. settled on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, where she attended school. Kennedy graduated from Radcliffe College and worked at Manhattan's Metropolitan Museum of Art, where she met her future husband,... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: 62
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Spokesperson, Editor, Politician, Author, Writer
    • Schools: Columbia Law School, Harvard College, Radcliffe College, Harvard University, Concord Academy
    • Credits: American Ballet Theatre in Swan Lake

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    Kristine Lefebvre

    Kristine Leigh Lefebvre is a lawyer, and was a contestant on NBC's reality show The Apprentice who made it into the final group of six contestants before being fired. The credentials which garnered Lefebvre a spot on the show include her education and career as an attorney. Her undergraduate degree is from the Metropolitan State College in Denver, and her law degree is from Nova Southeastern University in Florida. As a professional, she has represented celebrities Shaquille O'Neal and Dan Marino as well as the Staples Center sports complex and the Los Angeles Kings hockey team.Following her appearance on The Apprentice, Lefebvre appeared nude in the June 2007 issue of Playboy as well as on... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: 51
    • Birthplace: Frankfurt, Germany
    • Profession: Businessperson, Lawyer
    • Schools: Metropolitan State College of Denver, Nova Southeastern University
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