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

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While this isn't a list of all female lawyers, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous female lawyers?" and "Who are the best female lawyers?"
Michelle Obama is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Female Lawyers
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Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama is an American lawyer and writer. She is the wife of the 44th and current President of the United States, Barack Obama, and the first African-American First Lady of the United States. Raised on the South Side of Chicago, she is a graduate of Princeton University and ...more

Age: 53

Credits: Senator Obama Goes to Africa, The Anderson Monarchs, By the People: The Election of Barack Obama, 2016 White House Correspondents' Association Dinner

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Hillary Clinton is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Female Lawyers
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Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton is an American attorney, politician and member of the Democratic Party. As the wife of the 42nd President of the United States, Bill Clinton, she was First Lady of the United States from 1993 to 2001. She then represented New York in the United States Senate from 2001 to ...more

Age: 69

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Profession: Spokesperson, Politician, Diplomat, Official, Author, + more

Credits: The Visible Vote '08- A Presidential Forum, By the People: The Election of Barack Obama, The War Room, First in the South Democratic Candidates Forum on MSNBC

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#82 on The Most Influential Politicians in American History

#17 on The Most Likable 2016 US Presidential Candidates

#11 on The Best 2016 Presidential Candidates

#17 on Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With

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Ann Coulter is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Female Lawyers
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Ann Hart Coulter is an American conservative social and political commentator, writer, syndicated columnist, and lawyer. She frequently appears on television, radio, and as a speaker at public and private events. Coulter rose to prominence in the 1990s as an outspoken critic of the Clinton ...more

Age: 55

Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA

Profession: Commentator, Author, Writer, Lawyer

Credits: Fahrenhype 9/11, Hannity, Red Eye w/Tom Shillue, Al Franken: God Spoke

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

#38 on The Best Female Celebrity Role Models

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#65 on Celebrities Who Would Probably Be Bad at Cuddling

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Margaret Thatcher is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Female Lawyers
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Margaret Hilda Thatcher, Baroness Thatcher, LG, OM, PC, FRS was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1979 to 1990 and the Leader of the Conservative Party from 1975 to 1990. She was the longest-serving British Prime Minister of the 20th century and is the only woman to have held the office. ...more

Age: Died at 88 (1925-2013)

Birthplace: Grantham, United Kingdom

Profession: Statesman, Politician, Chemist, Barrister, Scientist, + more

Credits: Tracking Down Maggie: The Unofficial Biography of Margaret Thatcher, The Gulf War, Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship & Videotape, Ban the Sadist Videos!

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#68 on The Most Important Leaders in World History

#16 on The Most Influential People of the Cold War

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