Gloria Allred

Gloria Allred is a founding partner in the law firm of Allred, Maroko & Goldberg (AM&G). Over the course of her 42-year legal career, Allred has won countless honors for her pioneering legal work on behalf of women’s rights and the rights of minorities. Her firm handles more
women’s rights cases than any other private law firm in the nation. Allred is also the founder of Women’s Equal Rights Legal Defense and Education Fund, a nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring that women are treated equally and justly under the law.

Allred understood long ago that she must champion those who cannot match might with might. Her career stands as a testament to the commitment to ensure that the law applies equally and equitably to all. In an interview for In Style Magazine, Allred unabashedly declares, “They can’t buy me, they can’t rent me, they can’t lease me. All right? They can’t give me money not to sue them. All they can do is give me justice for my clients.”

In 2014, Allred received the Lifetime Achievement Award from The National Trial Lawyers for her trailblazing role in combating prejudicial treatment of women and minorities. She was honored at the 2016 International Women’s Forum (IWF) World Leadership Conference with the 2016 IWF Women Who Make a Difference Award. Additionally, Allred received the Lenore Kramer Award for Excellence from the Women’s Caucus of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association in 2018. That same year, the National Organization for Women (NOW) honored her with a Lifetime Achievement Award.

Allred studied English at the University of Pennsylvania, graduating with honors. She continued her studies, earning an M.A. from New York University and a J.D. cum laude from Loyola University School of Law.

Allred is a three-time Emmy nominee for her commentaries on KABC television in Los Angeles. Her nationally syndicated television show We the People, with Gloria Allred was also nominated in 2012 for a Daytime Emmy Award. She is the author of Fight Back and Win, My Thirty-Year Fight Against Injustice—And How You Can Win Your Own Battles, which was released in 2007 and has been reprinted in paperback. She is also the subject of a 2017 Netflix original documentary entitled Seeing Allred.

Year Honored: 2019
Birth: 1941 -
Achievements: Business, Government