Women Lawyers

Throughout history, there have been many women who have made significant contribution to the field. The list includes many familiar and great female such as Valerie Jarrett, Marine Le Pen, Amal Alamuddin, Barbara Jordan, Sally Yates.The women featured in this list are from United States, United Kingdom, Canada & Australia and many more countries.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 Amal Clooney

Amal Clooney
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Famous As: Barrister, Human rights activist
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.

 2 Marcia Clark

Marcia Clark
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Famous As: Prosecutor, Writer
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.

 3 Gloria Allred

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

 4 Jeanine Pirro

Jeanine Pirro
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Famous As: Television host
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.

 5 Judith Sheindlin

Judith Sheindlin
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Famous As: TV personality
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.

 6 Kirstjen Nielsen

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

 7 Kirsten Gillibrand

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.

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 8 Savannah Guthrie

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.

 9 Maya Harris

Maya Harris
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Famous As: Lawyer, Political scientist, Writer
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.

 10 Lynn Toler

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

 11 Amy Klobuchar

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.

 12 Katie Porter

Katie Porter
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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.

 13 Sally Yates

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.” 

 14 Jeanine Anez

Jeanine Anez
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: August 13, 1967
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: San Joaquin, Bolivia

 15 Sunny Hostin

Sunny Hostin
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Famous As: Lawyer, Journalist, Television Host
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.

 16 Valerie Jarrett

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.

 17 Janet Reno

Janet Reno
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Famous As: United States Attorney General (1993-2001)
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.

 18 Mazie Hirono

Mazie Hirono
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: November 3, 1947
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Fukushima, Japan

 19 Kathleen Zellner

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

 20 Pam Bondi

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.

 21 Zuzana Čaputová

Zuzana Čaputová
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: June 21, 1973
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bratislava, Slovakia

 22 Sushma Swaraj

Sushma Swaraj
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Famous As: Politician
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.

 23 Miriam Defensor Santiago

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

 24 Angela Rye

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

 25 Gesine Bullock-Prado

Gesine Bullock-Prado
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Famous As: Pastry chef, TV personality, author
Birthdate: March 6, 1970
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States

 26 Anna Soubry

Anna Soubry
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Famous As: Political Leader
Birthdate: December 7, 1956
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Lincoln, England, United Kingdom

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.

 27 Jennifer Mulhern Granholm

Jennifer Mulhern Granholm
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: February 5, 1959
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Vancouver, 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. 

 28 Kim Campbell

Kim Campbell
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Famous As: Politician, Diplomat
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.

 29 Cherie Blair

Cherie Blair
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Famous As: Barrister
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.

 30 Anita Hill

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

 31 Janet Napolitano

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

 32 Amy Coney Barrett

Amy Coney Barrett
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Famous As: Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
Birthdate: January 28, 1972
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

 33 Maryanne Trump Barry

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.

 34 Kate Brown

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

 35 Phyllis Schlafly

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

American attorney and author Phyllis Schlafly was a major figure of paleoconservativism and was against feminism, LGBT rights, and abortion. She was also behind the STOP ERA campaign against the Equal Rights Amendment, and her life and times were portrayed in the series Mrs. America, which had Cate Blanchett playing her.

 36 Barbara Jordan

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

 37 Liz Cheney

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.

 38 Stacey Abrams

Stacey Abrams
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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.

 39 Saule Omarova

Saule Omarova
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Famous As: Lawyer
Birthdate: November 2, 1966
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: West Kazakhstan Province, Kazakhstan

 40 Faith Jenkins

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

 41 Lori Lightfoot

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

 42 Michelle Lujan Grisham

Michelle Lujan Grisham
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: October 24, 1959
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Los Alamos, New Mexico, United States

 43 Mary Jo White

Mary Jo White
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Famous As: lawyer
Birthdate: September 27, 1947
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kansas City

 44 Gretchen Whitmer

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

 45 María Argentina Minerva Mirabal Reyes

María Argentina Minerva Mirabal Reyes
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Famous As: Lawyer
Birthdate: March 12, 1926
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Salcedo, Dominican Republic
Died: November 25, 1960

 46 Amy Chua

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

 47 Rashida Tlaib

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

 48 Madalyn Murray O'Hair

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

 49 Julie Bishop

Julie Bishop
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Famous As: Jurist, Politician, Diplomat, Lawyer
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.  

 50 Tipper Gore

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.