Women Lawyers & Judges

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Throughout history, there have been many women lawyers & judges who have made significant contribution to the field. The list includes many familiar and great female lawyers & judges such as Kimberly Guilfoyle, Elena Kagan, Valerie Jarrett, Marine Le Pen, Amal Alamuddin.The women lawyers & judges featured in this list are from United States, United Kingdom, Canada & Australia and many more countries.
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 1 
Marcia Clark
(American Author and Lead Prosecutor in the O. J. Simpson Murder Trial)
Marcia Clark
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Birthdate: August 31, 1953
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Alameda, California, United States

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 
Amal Clooney
(Lebanese-British Barrister Specialising in International Law and Human Rights & the Wife of Actor George Clooney)
Amal Clooney
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Birthdate: February 3, 1978
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Beirut, Lebanon

Amal Clooney is a Lebanese-British barrister, specializing in human rights and international law. Her clients include popular and influential personalities like Yulia Tymoshenko, Nadia Murad, and Julian Assange. Her work and philanthropic activities gained media coverage after her wedding to actor George Clooney. The Clooneys are well-known philanthropists and are founders of the Clooney Foundation for Justice.

 3 
Jeanine Pirro
(American Conservative Television Host and A Former New York State Judge)
Jeanine Pirro
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Birthdate: June 2, 1951
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Elmira, New York, United States

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.

 4 
Sonia Sotomayor
(Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States )
Sonia Sotomayor
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Birthdate: June 5, 1954
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bronx, New York, United States

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.

 5 
Liz Cheney
(Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Wyoming's At-Large District)
Liz Cheney
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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.

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Sandra Day O’Connor
(Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States (1981-2006))
Sandra Day O’Connor
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Birthdate: March 26, 1930
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: El Paso, Texas, United States

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

 7 
Gloria Allred
(American Feminist Lawyer Known for Taking Controversial and High Profile Cases for Women's Rights)
Gloria Allred
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Birthdate: July 3, 1941
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
 8 
Elena Kagan
(Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States)
Elena Kagan
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Birthdate: April 28, 1960
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States

The fourth woman to become part of the Supreme Court of the United States as its member, Elena Kagan was nominated by Barack Obama in 2010 to serve as an Associate Justice of the Court. She played a major role in the Cooper v. Harris case by writing the majority opinion of the case.

 9 
Lynn Toler
(Judge)
Lynn Toler
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Birthdate: October 25, 1959
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio, United States
 10 
Judith Sheindlin
(TV personality)
Judith Sheindlin
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Birthdate: October 21, 1942
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States

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.

 11 
Kirsten Gillibrand
(United States Senator from New York)
Kirsten Gillibrand
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Birthdate: December 9, 1966
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: AlAlbany, 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.

 12 
Kirstjen Nielsen
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Birthdate: May 14, 1972
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Colorado Springs, Colorado, U.S.
 13 
Maya Harris
(American Lawyer, Public Policy Advocate & Sister of 49th Vice President of United States, Kamala Harris)
Maya Harris
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Birthdate: January 30, 1967
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, United States

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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Katie Porter
(Politician)
Katie Porter
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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.

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Sally Yates
(Lawyer)
Sally Yates
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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.” 
 16 
Valerie Jarrett
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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.
 17 
Jeanine Anez
(Politician)
Jeanine Anez
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Birthdate: August 13, 1967
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: San Joaquin, Bolivia
 18 
Sunny Hostin
(Lawyer, Journalist and Co-Host on ABC's Morning Talk Show 'The View')
Sunny Hostin
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Birthdate: October 20, 1968
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States

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.

 19 
Mazie Hirono
(Politician)
Mazie Hirono
4
Birthdate: November 3, 1947
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Fukushima, Japan
 20 
Kathleen Zellner
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Birthdate: May 7, 1957
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Midland, Texas, USA
 21 
Marilyn Milian
(Judge, TV personality)
Marilyn Milian
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Birthdate: May 1, 1961
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Astoria, New York, United States
 22 
Angela Rye
(Political commentator)
Angela Rye
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Birthdate: October 26, 1979
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, U.S.
 23 
Zuzana Čaputová
(The First Woman to be Elected as the President of Slovakia.)
Zuzana Čaputová
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Birthdate: June 21, 1973
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bratislava, Slovakia

Zuzana Čaputová is a Slovak politician, environmental activist, and lawyer. In 2019, Čaputová became the first woman to be elected as the President of Slovakia. She also became the youngest Slovak president of all time as she was 45 years old when she was elected. In 2020, Zuzana Čaputová was included in Forbes magazine's World's 100 Most Powerful Women list.

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Miriam Defensor Santiago
(Judge, Journalist, Lawyer)
Miriam Defensor Santiago
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Birthdate: June 15, 1945
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Iloilo City
Died: September 29, 2016
 25 
Sushma Swaraj
(Politician)
Sushma Swaraj
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Birthdate: February 14, 1952
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New Delhi, india
Died: August 6, 2019

Supreme Court lawyer and BJP leader Sushma Swaraj had held several ministries, such as external affairs and information and broadcasting. Named India’s “best loved politician” by Wall Street Journal, Swaraj was known for her prompt assistance to Indians in emergency situations abroad and was awarded the Padma Vibhushan posthumously.

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Gesine Bullock-Prado
(Pastry chef, TV personality, author)
Gesine Bullock-Prado
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Birthdate: March 6, 1970
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
 27 
Carrie Lam
(Politician)
Carrie Lam
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Birthdate: May 13, 1957
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Wan Chai, Hong Kong, England

Carrie Lam is a Hong Kong politician who has been serving as the Chief Executive of Hong Kong since 2017. From 2007 to 2012, she served as the Secretary for Development. From 2012 to 2017, Lam was the Chief Secretary for Administration. A controversial leader, Carrie Lam's administration witnessed the criminalization of the Hong Kong National Party.

 28 
Kyrsten Sinema
(United States Senator from Arizona)
Kyrsten Sinema
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Birthdate: July 12, 1976
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Tucson, Arizona, United States
Arizona Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema is the first openly bisexual and the second openly LGBT lady member of the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate. She is also the first woman representative of Arizona in the Senate. She is known for her pro-LGBT rights, anti-war, and pro-abortion rights stance
 29 
Janet Napolitano
(Politician)
Janet Napolitano
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Birthdate: November 29, 1957
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: nowrap New York City, New York, U.S.
 30 
Kim Campbell
(19th Prime Minister of Canada (June 1993 - November 1993))
Kim Campbell
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Birthdate: March 10, 1947
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Port Alberni, British Columbia, Canada

Canadian politician and Progressive Conservative leader Kim Campbell made headlines when she became the first woman to serve as the prime minister of Canada and remains the only woman to have achieved the feat. After quitting her doctoral studies, she studied law and joined the British Columbia Bar.

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Michelle Lujan Grisham
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Birthdate: October 24, 1959
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Los Alamos, New Mexico, United States
 32 
Barbara Jordan
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Birthdate: February 21, 1936
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Houston
Died: January 17, 1996
 33 
Laverne Cox
(First Transgender Person To Appear on Cover of 'Time' Magazine)
Laverne Cox
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Birthdate: May 29, 1972
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Mobile, Alabama, United States
 34 
Amy Coney Barrett
(Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States)
Amy Coney Barrett
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Birthdate: January 28, 1972
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
 35 
Pam Bondi
(Former Florida Attorney General)
Pam Bondi
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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.
 36 
Amy Klobuchar
(American Lawyer, Politician and First Woman to be Elected as a Senator from Minnesota)
Amy Klobuchar
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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.
 37 
Maryanne Trump Barry
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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.
 38 
Stacey Abrams
(Politician)
Stacey Abrams
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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.

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Faith Jenkins
(Attorney)
Faith Jenkins
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Birthdate: 1977 AD
Birthplace: Shreveport, Louisiana
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Anita Hill
(American Lawyer Who in 1991 Accused U.S. Supreme Court Nominee Clarence Thomas of Sexual Harassment)
Anita Hill
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Birthdate: July 30, 1956
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Lone Tree, Oklahoma, United States
 41 
Julie Bishop
(Jurist, Politician, Diplomat, Lawyer)
Julie Bishop
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Birthdate: July 17, 1956
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Lobethal

Julie Bishop is an Australian former politician who once served as the Minister for Foreign Affairs. For several years, she was the deputy leader of the Liberal Party. She studied law at the University of Adelaide and worked as a commercial lawyer before venturing into politics. In 2020, she became the first woman chancellor of the Australian National University.  

 42 
Janet Reno
(78th United States Attorney General (1993 - 2001))
Janet Reno
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Birthdate: July 21, 1938
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Miami, Florida, United States
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.

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Lori Lightfoot
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Birthdate: August 4, 1962
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Massillon, Ohio, United States
 44 
Nicola Sturgeon
(First Minister of Scotland and Leader of the Scottish National Party)
Nicola Sturgeon
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Birthdate: July 19, 1970
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Irvine, Ayrshire, Scotland

Nicola Sturgeon is a Scottish politician. Since 2014, Sturgeon has been serving as the leader of the Scottish National Party and first minister of Scotland. Being the first woman to serve in these positions, Nicola Sturgeon is seen as a major inspiration to women across Scotland.

María Argentina Minerva Mirabal Reyes
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Birthdate: March 12, 1926
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Salcedo, Dominican Republic
Died: November 25, 1960
 46 
Anna Soubry
(British Barrister, Journalist and Member of Parliament for Broxtowe (2010 - 2019))
Anna Soubry
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Birthdate: December 7, 1956
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England

Anna Soubry is a British journalist, barrister, and former politician. A vocal critic of Brexit, Soubry left the Conservative Party in February 2019 in order to join the Independent Group for Change (Change UK). Subsequently, Anna Soubry was appointed as the party's leader before the disbandment of Change UK following the party's failure at the December 2019 general election.

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Cherie Blair
(Wife of Former British Prime Minister 'Tony Blair')
Cherie Blair
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Birthdate: September 23, 1954
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bury, England

Apart from being the wife of former UK prime minister Tony Blair, Cherie Blair is also a successful attorney in her own right. The daughter of actor Tony Booth, she is has also taught at the University of Westminster. She is associated with charitable campaigns on breast cancer and other causes, too.

 48 
Amy Chua
(Lawyer)
Amy Chua
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Birthdate: October 26, 1962
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Champaign, Illinois Champaign, Illinois, U.S.
 49 
Gretchen Whitmer
(Politician)
Gretchen Whitmer
4
Birthdate: August 23, 1971
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lansing, Michigan Lansing, Michigan, U.S.
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Saule Omarova
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Birthdate: November 2, 1966
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: West Kazakhstan Province, Kazakhstan