American Female Lawyers

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 1 Marcia Clark

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Famous As: Lawyer, Author, TV Correspondent
Birthdate: August 31, 1953
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Alameda, California

Marcia Clark is best known as the lead prosecutor of the O.J. Simpson murder trial. She has also written several books, including novels from the Rachel Knight series and the Samantha Brinkman series and a non-fiction about the Simpson case. She has also written crime articles for The Daily Beast.

 2 Amy Klobuchar

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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: May 25, 1960
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Plymouth, Minnesota, United States
Politician and lawyer Amy Klobuchar became the first elected female U.S. senator from Minnesota in 2007. She has earlier served as the Hennepin County attorney. She contested in the Democratic presidential primaries in 2020, before withdrawing to endorse Joe Biden. She has authored two books and has won numerous awards.
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 3 Valerie Jarrett

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Famous As: Lawyer
Birthdate: November 14, 1956
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Shiraz
Valerie Jarrett served as the senior advisor to former president Barack Obama and the director of the Office of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs from 2009 to 2017. She had previously served Mayor Richard Daley as his deputy chief of staff and had hired Michelle Obama, then-fiancée of Obama.

 4 Kirstjen Nielsen

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Famous As: Attorney
Birthdate: May 14, 1972
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Colorado Springs, Colorado, U.S.

 5 Anita Hill

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Famous As: Attorney
Birthdate: July 30, 1956
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Morns, Oklahoma, USA

 6 Maryanne Trump Barry

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Famous As: Attorney
Birthdate: April 5, 1937
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Attorney Maryanne Trump Barry, eldest sister of American president Donald Trump, is a former U.S. federal judge. She was an assistant U.S. attorney earlier and has been a judge of the U.S. District of New Jersey. Bill Clinton appointed her to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

 7 Maya Harris

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Famous As: Lawyer
Birthdate: January 30, 1967
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Champaign-Urbana Metropolitan Statistical Area

A lawyer, law professor, political analyst and a civil rights activist, Maya Harris’s list of achievements is huge. One of the youngest in the US to become a law school dean, Maya Harris has worked with Hillary Clinton and her own sister Kamala Harris in their respective presidential campaigns.

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 8 Kirsten Gillibrand

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Famous As: Member of the United States Senate
Birthdate: December 9, 1966
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Albany, New York, United States

Lawyer and politician Kirsten Gillibrand is a member of the Democratic Party. Since 2009, she has served as the junior United States Senator from New York. An alumnus of the UCLA School of Law, she practiced law for a few years before entering politics. She is known for speaking against sexual harassment.

 9 Katie Porter

Marcia Clark
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: January 3, 1974
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Fort Dodge, Iowa, U.S.

Currently a member of the House of Representative from the 45th Congressional District in Orange County, California, American politician Katie Porter practiced law before taking up teaching as her full time profession. Eventually she won the 2018 election to the House and is now a member of the House Natural Resources Committee and deputy chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus.

 10 Gloria Allred

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Famous As: Attorney
Birthdate: July 3, 1941
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

 11 Phyllis Schlafly

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Famous As: Radio personality, Lawyer, Political activist, Journalist
Birthdate: August 15, 1924
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: St. Louis
Died: September 5, 2016

 12 Sally Yates

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Famous As: Lawyer
Birthdate: August 20, 1960
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Lawyer Sally Yates has served as a U.S. attorney and the U.S. deputy attorney general. She was also the acting attorney general for 10 days in 2017, until she was dismissed by Donald Trump for refusing to work according to the Executive Order 13769, or the “Muslim ban.” 

 13 Greta Van Susteren

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Famous As: News Anchor
Birthdate: June 11, 1954
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Appleton, Wisconsin, USA

Lawyer Greta Van Susteren gained fame as an anchor for CNN, MSNBC, and Fox News. She is best known for her 14-year stint on Fox News's On the Record w/ Greta Van Susteren and for MSNBC’s For the Record with Greta. She was named one of Forbes's most powerful women.

 14 Janet Reno

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Famous As: 78th Attorney General of the United States
Birthdate: July 21, 1938
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Miami, Florida
Died: November 7, 2016

Janet Reno was an American lawyer. From 1993 to 2001, Reno served as the United States attorney general (AG) after she was nominated by President Bill Clinton. Not only was she the first woman to serve as the US attorney general, but Janet Reno was also the second-longest serving AG in the history of the United States.

 15 Sunny Hostin

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Famous As: Lawyer
Birthdate: October 20, 1968
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New York City, New York

Sunny Hostin is an American journalist, lawyer, and television host. She is best known for co-hosting the popular talk show, The View, for which she has received four Daytime Emmy Award nominations so far. Before appearing on TV, Sunny Hostin served as a federal prosecutor; for successfully prosecuting sex offenders, Hostin was honored with a Special Achievement Award.

 16 Pam Bondi

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Famous As: Former Florida Attorney General
Birthdate: November 17, 1965
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tampa, Florida, United States
Pam Bondi served as the attorney general of Florida from 2011 to 2019. She campaigned against same-sex marriage and launched an unsuccessful lawsuit against the Affordable Care Act. She was on Trump’s defense team for his January 2020 impeachment trial and is said to have received generous donations from Trump.

 17 Gesine Bullock-Prado

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Famous As: Chef, Lawyer
Birthdate: March 6, 1970
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Washington, D.C.

 18 Kathleen Zellner

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Famous As: Lawyer
Birthdate: May 7, 1957
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Midland, Texas, USA

 19 Mazie Hirono

Marcia Clark
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: November 3, 1947
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Fukushima, Japan

 20 Angela Rye

Marcia Clark
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Famous As: Political commentator
Birthdate: October 26, 1979
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, U.S.

 21 Jennifer Mulhern Granholm

Marcia Clark
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: February 5, 1959
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Jennifer Mulhern Granholm is a politician, lawyer, educator, and author. She is currently serving as the 16th United States Secretary of Energy, in office since February 2021. Previously, she was the 47th governor of Michigan, the first woman to serve in this position. She was made a Commander of the Royal Order of the Polar Star in 2010. 

 22 Lynn Toler

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Famous As: Judge
Birthdate: October 25, 1959
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio, United States

 23 Jackie Speier

Marcia Clark
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: May 14, 1950
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, U.S.

 24 Kate Brown

Marcia Clark
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Famous As: Lawyer
Birthdate: June 21, 1960
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Torrejón de Ardoz, Community of Madrid, Spain

 25 Amy Coney Barrett

Marcia Clark
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Famous As: Lawyer
Birthdate: January 28, 1972
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

 26 Maggie Hassan

Marcia Clark
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: February 27, 1958
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.

 27 Janet Napolitano

Marcia Clark
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: November 29, 1957
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: nowrap New York City, New York, U.S.

 28 Stacey Abrams

Marcia Clark
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: December 9, 1973
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Madison, Wisconsin, United States

One of the most popular African American politicians of the U.S., Democratic Party member Stacey Abrams is also the founder of the non-profit Fair Fight Action. A voting rights activist and a minority leader, she became the first Black woman to win the gubernatorial nomination of any state in the U.S.

 29 Liz Cheney

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Famous As: U.S. Representative
Birthdate: July 28, 1966
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Madison, Wisconsin, United States

Liz Cheney is an American politician and attorney. Since 2017, Liz Cheney has been serving as Wyoming's at-large congressional district's U.S. Representative. The elder daughter of ex-Vice President Dick Cheney, Liz Cheney is credited with co-founding a nonprofit organization called Keep America Safe, which aims at combating national security issues.

 30 Amy Chua

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Famous As: Lawyer
Birthdate: October 26, 1962
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Champaign, Illinois Champaign, Illinois, U.S.

 31 Lisa Bloom

Marcia Clark
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Famous As: Attorney at law, Journalist, Lawyer
Birthdate: September 20, 1961
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: California

 32 Barbara Jordan

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Famous As: Lawyer
Birthdate: February 21, 1936
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Houston
Died: January 17, 1996

 33 Michelle Lujan Grisham

Marcia Clark
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: October 24, 1959
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Los Alamos, New Mexico, United States

 34 Lori Lightfoot

Marcia Clark
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Famous As: Lawyer
Birthdate: August 4, 1962
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Massillon, Ohio, United States

 35 Savannah Guthrie

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Famous As: Broadcaster
Birthdate: December 27, 1971
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia

NBC News anchor and broadcast journalist Savannah Guthrie is best known for co-anchoring the show Today. She appeared in the series finale of 30 Rock. She has penned two children’s books, too. She is also a practicing lawyer and has worked with domestic abuse victims.

 36 Kim McGuire

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Famous As: Lawyer
Birthdate: December 1, 1955
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Died: September 14, 2016

 37 Gretchen Whitmer

Marcia Clark
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: August 23, 1971
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lansing, Michigan Lansing, Michigan, U.S.

 38 Faith Jenkins

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Famous As: Attorney
Birthdate: 1977 AD
Birthplace: Shreveport, Louisiana

 39 Madalyn Murray O'Hair

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Famous As: Activist
Birthdate: April 13, 1919
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Beechview, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: September 29, 1995

 40 Tipper Gore

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Famous As: Advocate
Birthdate: August 19, 1948
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Washington, District of Columbia, USA

Mary Elizabeth Gore, better known as Tipper Gore, was married to former American president Al Gore. She had a major role in establishing the Parents Music Resource Center, which made CDs carry parental advisory stickers, to prevent their children from listening to music laced with profanity.

 41 Rashida Tlaib

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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: July 24, 1976
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States

 42 Letitia James

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Famous As: Lawyer
Birthdate: October 18, 1958
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States

 43 Shirley Phelps-Roper

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Famous As: Lawyer
Birthdate: October 31, 1957
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Topeka, Kansas, USA

 44 Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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Famous As: Associate Justice of US Supreme Court
Birthdate: March 15, 1933
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: September 18, 2020

The first Jewish woman to serve on the US Supreme Court, Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a jurist who served as an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. An advocate for gender equality and women's rights, she spent the majority of her legal career championing these causes. She remained professionally active until her death in 2020.

 45 Laverne Cox

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 29, 1972
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Mobile, Alabama, United States

 46 Kathleen Kennedy Townsend

Marcia Clark
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Famous As: Attorney
Birthdate: July 4, 1951
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Greenwich, Connecticut, USA

 47 Judy Smith

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Famous As: Crisis manager
Birthdate: October 27, 1958
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States

 48 Star Jones

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Famous As: Lawyer
Birthdate: March 24, 1962
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Badin, North Carolina, United States

 49 Tammy Baldwin

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Famous As: Political Leader
Birthdate: February 11, 1962
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Madison, Wisconsin, USA

 50 Audrey Strauss

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Famous As: Lawyer
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States