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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.

This list includes Heather Heidelbaugh, Caryn Groedel and more.

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, university administrator, and writer who served as the First Lady of the United States from 2009 to 2017. She is married to the 44th U.S. President, Barack Obama, and was the first African-American First Lady. Raised on the South Side of Chicago, Illinois, Obama is a graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Law School. In her early legal career, she worked at the law firm Sidley Austin, where she met Barack Obama. She subsequently worked in non-profits and as the Associate Dean of Student Services at the University of Chicago and the Vice President for Community and External Affairs of the University of Chicago Medical Center. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 55

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

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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 2009. In the 2008 election, Clinton was a leading candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination. From 2009 to 2013, she was the 67th United States Secretary of State, serving under President Barack Obama. Clinton formally announced her candidacy for the Democratic nomination for the presidency in the 2016 election on April 12, 2015. A native of Illinois, Hillary Rodham was the first ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 71

Birthplace: Chicago metropolitan area, Illinois, Chicago, United States of America, United States, + more

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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 administration. Her first book concerned the Bill Clinton impeachment, and sprang from her experience writing legal briefs for Paula Jones's attorneys, as well as columns she wrote about the cases. Coulter has described herself as a polemicist who likes to "stir up the pot", and does not "pretend to be impartial or balanced, as broadcasters do", drawing criticism from the left, and sometimes from the ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 57

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

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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. A Soviet journalist called her the "Iron Lady", a nickname that became associated with her uncompromising politics and leadership style. As Prime Minister, she implemented policies that have come to be known as Thatcherism. Originally a research chemist before becoming a barrister, Thatcher was elected Member of Parliament for Finchley in 1959. Edward Heath appointed her Secretary of State for ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 88 (1925-2013)

Birthplace: Grantham, United Kingdom

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