Founding Partner of Allred, Maroko & Goldberg
Gloria Allred was born and raised in SouthWest Philadelphia as the only child of a stay-at-home Mom and a brush salesman Father. She went on to become the most prominent female attorney in the U.S. defending clients against injustice of their civil rights, employment issues and sexual assault and harassment. When asked if she ever “tires of the fight,” her answer was plain and simple, “No.” She went on to say that “You too can be a heroic warrior for equality.”
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Gloria Allred was born on July 3, 1941 – an only child in a working-class home in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She earned her B.A. with honors in English from the University of Pennsylvania. She earned her M.A. from New York University and her J.D. cum laude from Loyola University School of Law in Los Angeles. She was also awarded an Honorary J.D. from the University Of West Los Angeles School Of Law.
Ms. Allred is a founding partner of the law firm of Allred, Maroko & Goldberg (AM&G). Her firm handles more women’s rights cases than any other private firm in the nation and has won hundreds of millions of dollars for victims. Ms. Allred also founded and is currently serving as President of the Women’s Equal Rights Legal Defense and Education Fund (WERLDEF).
Allred, Maroko & Goldberg represents victims who have been discriminated against on account of their sex, race, age, physical handicap or sexual orientation. Her firm also represents victims of AIDS discrimination; sexual harassment and wrongful termination. AM&G is also well-known for its work on behalf of victims in civil rights, rape, child sexual abuse and battered women cases.
Over the course of her 40 year legal career, Gloria Allred has won countless honors for her pioneering legal work on behalf of women’s rights and rights for minorities.
Ms. Allred has won the President’s award from the National Association of Women Lawyers and the President’s Award for Outstanding Volunteerism, presented to her in 1986 by President Ronald Reagan at the White House. She has been voted by her peers as one of the best lawyers in America. 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.
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