Women Judges

Throughout history, there have been many women judges who have made significant contribution. The list includes many familiar and great female such as Judith Sheindlin, Sandra Day O’Connor, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor and Jeanine Pirro. The women featured in this list are from United States, United Kingdom, Canada, India and many more countries.

 1 Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Ruth Bader Ginsburg
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Famous As: Associate Justice of US Supreme Court
Birthdate: March 15, 1933
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American

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.

 2 Sonia Sotomayor

Sonia Sotomayor
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Famous As: Judge
Birthdate: June 25, 1954
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

Sonia Sotomayor, the Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of America, entered the record books when in August 2009 she became the first Hispanic and the fourth woman to be appointed to the court. She’s a strong defendant of the rights of accused and has raised her voice against misdemeanors by the police and the prosecutors, and abuses in prisons.

 3 Sandra Day O’Connor

Sandra Day O’Connor
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Famous As: Former Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court
Birthdate: March 26, 1930
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

Sandra Day O’Connor is a retired attorney who became the first woman to serve as the associate justice of the Supreme Court of the US when she took office in 1981. While serving as the associate justice, O’Connor was considered one of the most powerful women in the world. In 2009, she was honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom

 4 Jeanine Pirro

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Famous As: TV Personality
Birthdate: June 2, 1951
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

Jeanine Pirro is an American TV host and author. Over the years, she has made important contributions to The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet, a syndicated morning talk show. As a former prosecutor and New York State judge, Jeanine Pirro played an important role in several cases involving crimes against the elderly and domestic abuse.

 5 Judith Sheindlin

Judith Sheindlin
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Famous As: Judge, Reality TV Personality
Birthdate: October 21, 1942
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

Judith Sheindlin is a prosecution lawyer, television personality, and author. Since 1996, she has been presiding over her own arbitration reality court show Judge Judy, which has won four Daytime Emmy Awards. The longest-serving judge in the history of the courtroom-themed program, Judith Sheindlin was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Emmy for her work.

 6 Maryanne Trump Barry

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Famous As: Attorney
Birthdate: April 5, 1937
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American
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 Marilyn Milian

Marilyn Milian
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Famous As: Judge
Birthdate: May 1, 1961
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American
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 8 Miriam Defensor Santiago

Miriam Defensor Santiago
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Famous As: Judge, Journalist, Lawyer
Birthdate: June 15, 1945
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Filipino
Died: September 29, 2016

 9 Carrie Lam

Carrie Lam
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: May 13, 1957
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Chinese, British

 10 Lynn Toler

Lynn Toler
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Famous As: Judge
Birthdate: October 25, 1959
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

 11 Simone Veil

Simone Veil
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Famous As: Politician, Judge
Birthdate: July 13, 1927
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: French

 12 Brenda Hale, Baroness Hale of Richmond

Brenda Hale, Baroness Hale of Richmond
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Famous As: Politician, Judge, Lawyer
Birthdate: January 31, 1945
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: British

 13 Mablean Ephriam

Mablean Ephriam
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Famous As: Lawyer, Judge
Birthdate: April 23, 1949
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American

 14 Beverley McLachlin

Beverley McLachlin
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Famous As: Judge, Lawyer
Birthdate: September 7, 1943
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Canadian

 15 Kimba Wood

Kimba Wood
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Famous As: Judge
Birthdate: January 21, 1944
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American

 16 Diane Humetewa

Diane Humetewa
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Famous As: Lawyer, Judge, Politician
Birthdate: December 5, 1964
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

 17 Diane Wood

Diane Wood
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Famous As: Judge, Lawyer
Birthdate: July 4, 1950
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

 18 Rosalie Abella

Rosalie Abella
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Famous As: Judge
Birthdate: July 1, 1946
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Canadian

 19 Louise Arbour

Louise Arbour
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Famous As: Judge, Lawyer, Diplomat, University teacher
Birthdate: February 10, 1947
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Canadian

 20 Elizabeth Butler-Sloss, Baroness Butler-Sloss

Elizabeth Butler-Sloss, Baroness Butler-Sloss
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Famous As: Judge, Politician, Lawyer
Birthdate: August 10, 1933
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: British

 21 Rose Bird

Rose Bird
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Famous As: Chief Justice
Birthdate: November 2, 1936
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American
Died: December 4, 1999

 22 Jacqueline Nguyen

Jacqueline Nguyen
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Famous As: Judge
Birthdate: May 25, 1965
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American, Vietnamese

 23 Conchita Carpio-Morales

Conchita Carpio-Morales
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Famous As: Judge, Lawyer
Birthdate: June 19, 1941
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Filipino

 24 Martha Griffiths

Martha Griffiths
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Famous As: Lawyer
Birthdate: January 29, 1912
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American
Died: April 22, 2003

 25 Carolyn Dineen King

Carolyn Dineen King
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Famous As: Judge, Lawyer
Birthdate: January 30, 1938
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American

 26 Navi Pillay

Navi Pillay
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Famous As: Judge, Lawyer
Birthdate: September 23, 1941
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: South African

 27 Jane Bolin

Jane Bolin
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Famous As: American judge
Birthdate: April 11, 1908
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American
Died: January 8, 2007

 28 Bertha Wilson

Bertha Wilson
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Famous As: Jurist
Birthdate: September 18, 1923
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Canadian, Scottish
Died: April 28, 2007

 29 Eva Joly

Eva Joly
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Famous As: Politician, Judge, Jurist
Birthdate: December 5, 1943
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: French, Norwegian

 30 Dame Roma Flinders Mitchell

Dame Roma Flinders Mitchell
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Famous As: Lawyer
Birthdate: October 2, 1913
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Australian
Died: March 5, 2000

 31 Florence Ellinwood Allen

Florence Ellinwood Allen
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Famous As: Lawyer, Judge
Birthdate: March 23, 1884
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American
Died: September 12, 1966

 32 Elizabeth Lane

Elizabeth Lane
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Famous As: Barrister
Birthdate: August 9, 1905
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: British
Died: June 17, 1988

 33 Nora Astorga

Nora Astorga
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Famous As: Lawyer
Birthdate: December 10, 1948
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Nicaraguan
Died: February 14, 1988

 34 Hortense Sparks Ward

Hortense Sparks Ward
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Famous As: Lawyer
Birthdate: July 21, 1872
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American
Died: December 5, 1944

 35 Miriam Ben-Porat

Miriam Ben-Porat
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Famous As: Jurist
Birthdate: April 26, 1918
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Belarusian, Israeli
Died: July 26, 2012

 36 Georgia Bullock

Georgia Bullock
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Famous As: Judge
Birthdate: November 18, 1878
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American
Died: August 29, 1957