Gloria Allred inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame
Women’s rights attorney GLORIA ALLRED was inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame on September 14, 2019 in New York. Ms. Allred was inducted with other 2019 inductees which included United States Supreme Court Justice, Sonia Sotomayor, Jane Fonda, Diane von Furstenberg and Dr. Angela Davis.
The National Women’s Hall of Fame is located in Seneca Falls, New York, where the women’s movement was founded in 1848. It was there that women first organized to demand suffrage, the right to vote for women, and the addition of the 19th amendment to the United States Constitution which mandated that women have the right to vote. Next year marks the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th amendment.
Previous inductees into the National Women’s Hall of Fame have included United States Supreme Court Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Susan B. Anthony, Nancy Pelosi, Coretta Scott King and many other women leaders and role models.
Gloria Allred is a founding partner of Allred, Maroko & Goldberg (AM&G) with offices in Los Angeles and New York. Her firm has been the leading women’s rights private law firm in the nation for 47 years, winning hundreds of millions of dollars for victims. Ms. Allred has won countless honors for her pioneering legal work on behalf of victims who have been discriminated against due to gender, race, age, physical handicap, sexual orientation, sexual harassment or because they have AIDS. AM&G is also well-known for its work on behalf of victims of rape, child sexual abuse and battered women. Ms. Allred also founded the Women’s Equal Rights Legal Defense and Education Fund (WERLDEF).
In 1986 at the White House, President Ronald Reagan presented Ms. Allred with the President’s Volunteer Action award for Outstanding Volunteerism for her work on child support. Ms. Allred also received the President's Award from the National Association of Women Lawyers. President Barack Obama has introduced Ms. Allred as “one of the best attorneys in the country.”
Ms. Allred has also been voted by her peers as one of the best lawyers in America. Gloria is also 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.
In January 2014, Gloria received the Lifetime Achievement Award from The National Trial Lawyers for her trailblazing and pioneering role in combating injustices and winning new rights especially for women and minorities. She was also honored at the 2016 International Women’s Forum (IWF) World Leadership Conference with the IWF Women Who Make a Difference Award. In July 2018 she received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Organization for Women (NOW) for her enduring commitment to fighting injustices against women. In 2017 Netflix announced Seeing Allred, an original documentary about Ms. Allred and her battles for justice. Seeing Allred launched globally on Netflix in February 2018, and is still streaming on Netflix.
In February 2018, Ms. Allred received the Lenore Kramer Award for Excellence from the Women’s Caucus of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association.
Ms. Allred was honored to be inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame in September, 2019 in Seneca Falls, New York. Also in September 2019, California Rural Legal Assistance presented her with the Dolores Huerta Adelita Award which honors women who are trailblazers in their communities.
In January 2021, Gloria was a recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from American Lawyer Magazine for her work as “a true trailblazer.”
Ms. Allred was honored in November 2021, to be one of the rare recipients of the Praeses Elit Award by Trinity College Dublin Law Society for the advancements she has made for women's rights and civil rights throughout her career.
In October 2022, attorney Allred was the grateful recipient of the LGBTQ+ Lawyers Association of Los Angeles Co-President's Award, their highest honor given to an individual who exemplifies and advances the values and goals of the Association and who has made outstanding contributions to the LGBTQ+ legal and broader community.
In May 2023, Ms. Allred was honored to be the commencement speaker at the graduation of the University of Pennsylvania Carey School of Law and at the graduation ceremony of Southwestern Law School. Ms. Allred also was presented with an honorary law degree from Southwestern.
Ms. Allred is the author of Fight Back and Win, My Thirty-Year Fight Against Injustice - And How You Can Win Your Own Battles.