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Ms. Allred is an attorney and partner with Allred, Maroko & Goldberg. She has been practicing law for over thirty seven years.


Her law firm, Allred, Maroko & Goldberg, handles cases involving employment discrimination including sex, race, and physical handicap discrimination, sexual harassment, and wrongful termination; family law including divorce and custody disputes; and civil rights and civil litigation.


She has won countless honors for pioneering legal work on behalf of women's rights and rights for minorities discriminated against because of gender, race, age, sexual orientation, or physical condition.


An active feminist, Ms. Allred founded and is currently serving as president of the Women's Equal Rights Legal Defense and Education Fund (WERLDEF). Ms. Allred was a talk show host on KABC TalkRadio in Los Angeles for 14 years and is a columnist for the legal newspaper The Daily Journal. Recently USA Today selected her as one of the twenty-five most important radio talk show hosts in America. She has thrice been nominated for an Emmy for her television commentaries on KABC-TV.


Articles by or about Ms. Allred have appeared in publications such as Time Magazine, the New York Times, Ms. Magazine, The American Lawyer, the Daily News, the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, the Herald Examiner and the London Times . In July 1990 Los Angeles Magazine named her "one of the 30 Most Powerful People in Los Angeles" and in 1994 "One of the 50 Most Interesting People in Los Angeles." Time Magazine called her "one of the nation's most effective advocates of family rights and feminist causes."


In 1985 Ms. Allred received the President's Award from the National Association of Women Lawyers. In 1986 she was honored with a commendation by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors for her "exceptional record of achievement." She also received a commendation from Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley "for her many outstanding contributions to the justice system."


In June 1986, at a White House luncheon, President Ronald Reagan presented her with the "1986 President's Volunteer Action Award" for outstanding volunteerism in response to her development of an innovative child support amnesty program in California.


Ms. Allred is also the only individual in the nation to win the "1986 Public Service Award" from the National Association of Federal Investigators and she was voted one of 1987's "Best Lawyers in America" by the attorneys who had won that honor in 1986. She was honored again by her peers in 1991, named one of the best lawyers in America.


Every year since 2004 she has be named a Southern California "SuperLawyer" by Law & Politics and Los Angeles Magazine.  In addition, she has been recognized by LawDragon magazine as one of the top 500 plaintiff's lawyers in America.

Ms. Allred was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and earned her BA with honors in English from the University of Pennsylvania. She earned her MA from New York University and her JD cum laude from Loyola University Law. She was also awarded an Honorary JD from the University of West Los Angeles School of Law. In addition to her work as an attorney, Ms. Allred has held California life credentials in secondary school education and supervision. She taught in public schools for six-and-one-half years and was a lecturer at the University of Southern California for several years.


Ms. Allred has two grandchildren, Sarah and Sam, and her daughter Lisa is an attorney who anchors a daily show on Court TV


Languages spoken: Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Employment & Labor: 25%
    40 years
  2. Wrongful Termination: 25%
    40 years
  3. Sexual Harassment: 25%
    40 years
  4. Discrimination: 25%
    40 years



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Contact info

Allred, Maroko & Goldberg

6300 Wilshire Boulevard
Suite 1500
Los Angeles, CA, 90048

Allred, Maroko & Goldberg

305 Broadway
Suite 607
New York City, NY, 10007



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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Spirt of Life AwardFree Arts for Abused Children2014
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2014
Southern California Super LawyersLaw & Politics Magazine2014
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2013
Southern California Super LawyersLaw & Politics Magazine2013
Delegate2012 Democratic National Convention2012
Southern California Super LawyersLaw & Politics Magazine2012
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2012
Southern California Super LawyersLaw & Politics Magazine2011
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2011
Southern California Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2010
Southern California Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2009
Delegate2008 Democratic National Convention2008
Southern California Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2007
Southern California Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2004
One of the 100 Most Influential Lawyers in CaliforniaCalifornia Law Business2001
One of the 100 Most Influential Lawyers in CaliforniaCalifornia Law Business2000
50 Most Influential Lawyers in AmericaNational Law Journal1998
50 Most Powerful Women in LawLos Angeles Business Journal1998
Profile in Courage AwardCalifornia Democratic Party1998
Outstanding Member AwardNational Association of Women Lawyers1997
Top 50 Lawyers in Los AngelesLos Angeles Business Journal1997
One of the 50 most interesting people in Los AngelesLos Angeles Magazine1994
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America1991
The 30 most powerful people in Los AngelesLos Angeles Magazine1990
Public Service AwardNational Association of Federal Investigators1986
President's Volunteer Action AwardPresident Ronald Regan1986
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Trial Lawyers in America1986
President's AwardNational Association of Women Lawyers1985
Nation's Most Effective Advocates Feminist CausesTime MagazineN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerAllred, Maroko & Goldberg1976 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
United States District Court Southern District New YorkMember2014 - Present
California Employment Lawyers AssociationMember2001 - Present
Women's Equal Rights Legal Defense and Education FundPresident2000 - Present
American Trial Lawyers AssociationMember of the Executive Committee2000 - Present
National Association of Women LawyersMember1985 - Present
United States Supreme Court BarMember1979 - Present
United States Court of Appeals for the District of ColumbiaMember1976 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1975 - Present
United States District Court for the Central District of CaliforniaMember1975 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Tylo v The Superior Court of Los Angeles, 55 Cal App.4th 1370: 64 Cal Rptr. 2d 731 (1997)N/A
In re Marriage CasesMade Same Sex Marriages Legal in California
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Publication nameTitleDate
Los Angeles Daily JournalRestoring That ‘Loving’ Feeling2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1975
New York UniversityEducationMA - Masters1966
Univ of PennsylvaniaN/AundergraduateN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
University of Pennsylvania College of Arts and SciencesCommencement Address2006
American Bar AssociationKeynote Speaker for "Law Day"2006