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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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Spirt of Life Award||Free Arts for Abused Children||2014|
|Best Lawyer||Best Lawyers in America||2014|
|Southern California Super Lawyers||Law & Politics Magazine||2014|
|Best Lawyer||Best Lawyers in America||2013|
|Southern California Super Lawyers||Law & Politics Magazine||2013|
|Delegate||2012 Democratic National Convention||2012|
|Southern California Super Lawyers||Law & Politics Magazine||2012|
|Best Lawyer||Best Lawyers in America||2012|
|Southern California Super Lawyers||Law & Politics Magazine||2011|
|Best Lawyers in America||Best Lawyers in America||2011|
|Southern California Super Lawyer||Law & Politics Magazine||2010|
|Southern California Super Lawyer||Law & Politics Magazine||2009|
|Delegate||2008 Democratic National Convention||2008|
|Southern California Super Lawyer||Law & Politics Magazine||2007|
|Southern California Super Lawyer||Law & Politics Magazine||2004|
|One of the 100 Most Influential Lawyers in California||California Law Business||2001|
|One of the 100 Most Influential Lawyers in California||California Law Business||2000|
|50 Most Influential Lawyers in America||National Law Journal||1998|
|50 Most Powerful Women in Law||Los Angeles Business Journal||1998|
|Profile in Courage Award||California Democratic Party||1998|
|Outstanding Member Award||National Association of Women Lawyers||1997|
|Top 50 Lawyers in Los Angeles||Los Angeles Business Journal||1997|
|One of the 50 most interesting people in Los Angeles||Los Angeles Magazine||1994|
|Best Lawyers in America||Best Lawyers in America||1991|
|The 30 most powerful people in Los Angeles||Los Angeles Magazine||1990|
|Public Service Award||National Association of Federal Investigators||1986|
|President's Volunteer Action Award||President Ronald Regan||1986|
|Best Lawyers in America||Best Trial Lawyers in America||1986|
|President's Award||National Association of Women Lawyers||1985|
|Nation's Most Effective Advocates Feminist Causes||Time Magazine||N/A|
|Partner||Allred, Maroko & Goldberg||1976 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|United States District Court Southern District New York||Member||2014 - Present|
|California Employment Lawyers Association||Member||2001 - Present|
|Women's Equal Rights Legal Defense and Education Fund||President||2000 - Present|
|American Trial Lawyers Association||Member of the Executive Committee||2000 - Present|
|National Association of Women Lawyers||Member||1985 - Present|
|United States Supreme Court Bar||Member||1979 - Present|
|United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia||Member||1976 - Present|
|State Bar of California||Member||1975 - Present|
|United States District Court for the Central District of California||Member||1975 - Present|
|Tylo v The Superior Court of Los Angeles, 55 Cal App.4th 1370: 64 Cal Rptr. 2d 731 (1997)||N/A|
|In re Marriage Cases||Made Same Sex Marriages Legal in California|
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|Loyola University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1975|
|New York University||Education||MA - Masters||1966|
|Univ of Pennsylvania||N/A||undergraduate||N/A|
|University of Pennsylvania College of Arts and Sciences||Commencement Address||2006|
|American Bar Association||Keynote Speaker for "Law Day"||2006|