Gloria Allred

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment Litigation Attorney in Los Angeles, CA

Allred, Maroko & Goldberg
 | 6300 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 1500
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Phone: 323-653-6530
Fax: 323-653-1660
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1975
Practice Areas:
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile

Gloria Allred is a partner and co-founder of Allred, Maroko & Goldberg, located in Los Angeles, California. One of the country's best known attorneys, she represents plaintiffs in Los Angeles and nationwide in high-profile employment, discrimination and civil rights cases. Known for her commitment to women’s rights, Ms. Allred handles matters for clients who have suffered discrimination due to gender or sexual orientation as well as race, physical handicap or age. She has also provided representation to the victims in murder, rape and child sexual abuse cases, and her employment law practice focuses on wrongful termination and sexual harassment matters.

Ms. Allred earned her Bachelor of Arts in English with honors from the University of Pennsylvania and then went on to receive a Master of Arts in education from New York University in 1966. After teaching in public schools for several years, she then attended Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, and was awarded her Juris Doctor cum laude in 1975. Admitted to practice in California, New York and the District of Columbia, Ms. Allred is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

Throughout the course of her career, Ms. Allred has received numerous honors and accolades from her peers. She is listed in The Best Lawyers in America* and has received an AV Preeminent** rating from Martindale-Hubbell. In addition, Ms. Allred has won three Emmy nominations for her commentaries on a Los Angeles television station and hosted a nationally syndicated television show that was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award in 2012. A past recipient of The President’s Volunteer Service Award, she has published numerous articles and is frequently asked to speak before groups of fellow professionals.

*The Best Lawyers in America® 2010. Copyright 2009 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC

**AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.

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About Gloria Allred

Admitted: 1975, California

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  • AV Rated (Highest Rating) by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Cum Laude, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, California
  • Recognized by the Southern California chapter of American Women in Radio and TV "for continuing commitment and distinguished achievements on behalf of women's issues and in recognition of ongoing dedication to the exploration of these concerns in the forum of electronic media"
  • Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers Continuing Legal Education "a distinguished lecturer in jurisprudence benefiting members of the academy and otherwise improving the proficiency and expertise of trial lawyers in the State of Florida"
  • Received a Certificate of Recognition from California Legislature, 28th Senate District, Sen. Diane Watson "your consistent and effective advocacy of women's rights and issues, your exemplary display of dedication to and concern for the advancement of social justice and your civic and professional leadership and responsibility"
  • Received special thanks from MENSA in March 1977 for "significant contribution to the advancement of [the] society"
  • Received special thanks from the American Women in Radio and Television Inc., Southern California chapter "With thanks and appreciation for your contribution and participation in our '76-'77 year program"
  • Received special recognition from the Women's Referral Service in April 1979 "outstanding service for the advancement of women"
  • Federal Bar Association, Los Angeles chapter, April 1980 "appreciation — for participation as guest speaker"
  • Received special thanks in September 1982 from the American Society For Technion-Israel Institute of Technology Women's Division "in appreciation for your devotion and tireless efforts on behalf of the dignity and rights of women"
  • Received special recognition in May 1986 from the City of Los Angeles"partner in law firm Allred, Maroko & Goldberg, founder and president of WERLDEF, innovative law to collect past-due child support, appearances on TV and radio programs, articles by her and about her in numerous magazines"
  • Received special recognition in October 1986 from the Glendale YWCA Phoenix House "for her devotion and success and improving the lives of women"
  • Received special recognition in 1981 from the L.A. Deputy Sheriff's Victims of Violent Crimes Foundation "for work in helping us with the victims of violent crimes"
  • Received special thanks in June 1987 from the Alumni Association of California Family Study Center for her "contribution to women in the family"
  • Received special thanks from the Beverly Hills Women's Network in June 1987
  • Recognized for "outstanding contribution to women's equality awareness" by the Naval Ship Weapon Systems Engineering Station (August 1988)
  • Received special thanks in February 1990 from the Western Society of Criminology, Election of Fellowship
  • Recognized by Pi Sigma Alpha and the Poli-Sci Club of CSUN in May 1990 "for outstanding achievements in the advancement and protection of civil rights"
  • Received special thanks in 1991 from PIRA, the Association of Human Resource Professionals "grateful acknowledgement of outstanding contribution to the furtherance of the ideas of PIRA, and service to the association"
  • Received special thanks in March 1992 and October 1992 from Hadassah, Beverly Hills and Los Angeles chapter
  • Received special thanks in October 1992 from The Way Up, Conference for Women in Higher Education
  • Received "grateful recognition for participation in the third annual Candlelight Vigil" from MASA (Mothers Against Sexual Abuse) in April 1995
  • Received special thanks from SER for "outstanding community service in work with WERLDEF""outstanding contributions to criminology and criminal justice"
  • Coalition for Family Equity, April 1996"a tribute ... whose wisdom, generosity and commitment to equal justice for parents and children secured a historic victory in Burgess v. Burgess with our deep appreciation and genuine love"
  • Received special recognition from the County of Los Angeles, District Attorney Ira Reiner
  • Received the Outstanding Citizen Award in 1976 from the Southgate Business and Professional Women's Club Sierra Mar District-California Federation "for dedicated civic and community service"
  • Received a Certificate of Appreciation in fall 1977 from the Los Angeles Valley College for "[participation] in a program of cooperative education to prepare students for a career"
  • Received a Certificate of Appreciation in September 1978 from the Monterey Park Jaycees"as free men taking a responsibility and active interest in our community, we are ever grateful to those who share with us their ideas and ideals"
  • Wilshire BPW Woman of Achievement 1978-1979
  • Received a Certificate of Merit from the City of Los Angeles, Human Relations Commission in December 1979"deep appreciation for outstanding volunteer service in the advancement of human relations in the Los Angeles community"
  • Honored with Mother of the Year in 1982 by the Emma Lazarus Jewish Women's Clubs of L.A. & California State Association of Colored Women's Clubs, So. District Inc., "in recognition of [her] dedication toward achieving a world of peace and equality for all peoples"
  • Presented with a Certificate of Merit from the County of Los Angeles, Commission for Women in "sincere appreciation for [her] dedicated service to the women's community" (October 1985)
  • Received the President's Award from the National Association of Women Lawyers in October 1985 "for promoting amnesty for delinquent parents to pay child support"
  • Received a Woman of Achievement Honor in March 1986 from Hadassah, Beverly Hills chapter for "having reached the pinnacle of her chosen profession"
  • Received the Woman of Achievement Award in May 1986 from the Century City Chamber of Commerce Women Network
  • Received the Outstanding Citizen Award from the County of Los Angeles (June 1986)
  • Voted one of the "Best Lawyers in America" in 1986
  • Presented with the President's Volunteer Action Award in June 1986 by President Ronald Reagan at the White House for development of an innovative child support amnesty program in California
  • Received a Public Service Award from the National Association of Federal Investigators
  • Received the Celebration of Women Award in February 1987 from the Long Beach-South Coast Council Na'amat USA for "outstanding contributions to the aims and purposes" of women
  • Received the first annual Outstanding Achievement Award in February1987 from the UCLA Gay & Lesbian Association for "contributing to the gay and lesbian community"
  • Received an award from the Career Planning Centers in 1988 "for advancing career opportunities for women"
  • The Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays Inc. Los Angeles presented Ms. Allred with the Friend Award in April 1988
  • The California Association of Affirmative Action Officers presented Ms. Allred with the Excellence Award in May 1988 "in recognition of [her] outstanding support for affirmative action and equal employment opportunity"
  • Recognized by the Greater Los Angeles Press Club in October 1988
  • Received the Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Civil Rights Award in October 1988 from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Inglewood-South Bay
  • Received a Certification of Appreciation in March 1989 from the California Trial Lawyers Association in "recognition for valuable contribution in the field of continuing legal education to members of the trial bar for the improvement of the administration of justice"
  • Nominated for an Emmy three times for her television commentaries on KABC-TV
  • Time magazine called Gloria Allred "one of the nation's most effective advocates of family rights and feminist causes"
  • Named one of the 30 most powerful people in Los Angeles in 1990 by Los Angeles magazine
  • Received the Community Service Award in March 1990 from So. California Women for Understanding in "recognition of dedicated service to the affairs of the community and for the civic pride demonstrated by numerous contributions for the benefit of all citizens in LA County"
  • Received the Award of Excellence in March 1991 from the Greater Los Angeles Press Club
  • Voted one of the "Best Lawyers in America" in 1991
  • Named one of the 50 most interesting people in Los Angeles in 1994 by Los Angeles magazine
  • Received the Women of Distinction Award in November 1994 from the National Council on Aging "for ongoing dedication to service to the community"
  • Recognized in October 1994 by Hadassah for participating in the Beverly Hills chapter of Hadassah fall membership program
  • Recognized by the Business and Professional Women, Women's Division United Jewish Fund in April 1994 "for leadership on behalf of women and dedication to the Jewish community"
  • Received the Women of Valor Award in September 1995 from the American Diabetes Association
  • Received the Golden Rose Award in May 1995 from the National Council of Women and the International Hospitality Committee for "dedication and outstanding achievements on behalf of women's rights"
  • Received the Window Award from Window Between Worlds for work on behalf of women (1995)
  • Received acknowledgement and honors from the United Charitable Foundation of America, Cool Down House for a generous donation (1995)
  • Selected by USA Today as one of the 25 most important radio talk show hosts in America, in 1995
  • Named one of the top 50 lawyers in 1997 by Los Angeles Business Journal's annual Who's Who
  • Received the Outstanding Member Award from the National Association of Women Lawyers in 1997
  • Selected by the National Law Journal as one of The 50 Most Influential Women Lawyers in America (1998)
  • Named one of The Most 50 Powerful Women in Los Angeles Law by the Los Angeles Business Journal (1998)
  • Received the Profile in Courage Award from the California Democratic Party in 1998
  • Received the Certificate of Commendation from the City of West Hollywood "for outstanding efforts in advancing the rights of women, families and minorities in Los Angeles" (1998)
  • Received the Voice for Victims Award from the Arthur and Ethel Johnson Foundation (1999)
  • Named to the National Association of Women Business Owners, Los Angeles chapter's Millennium Hall of Fame
  • Received Twice a Citizen Award in November 2000 from the Los Angeles Police Reserve Foundation "for outstanding support and commitment to the members of the LAPD"
  • Named one of the 100 most influential lawyers in California in 2000 and 2001 by California Law Business, a publication of the Daily Journal
  • Delivered the commencement address to the Class of 2001 at West Los Angeles College and received an honorary degree from that institution
  • The National Association of Radio Talk Show Hosts gave Ms. Allred the Judy Jarvis Memorial Award "for the woman in talk radio who demonstrably furthers the strength of the medium and the position of women within it through her personal dedication and professional contributions"
  • Talkers magazine named Gloria Allred one of the 100 most important talk show hosts in America (February 2001)
  • Palisades 90272 named Ms. Allred one of 2002's people to watch
  • The Loyola School of Law presented Ms. Allred with an award from her alma mater for the advancement of women (2002)
  • Verdicts and Settlements named Ms. Allred one of the top 20 women litigators in 2002
  • Inducted into the "Court of Honor of Distinguished Daughters" at the Philadelphia High School for Girls for lifetime achievement (December 2006)
  • Delivered commencement address to the College of Arts and Sciences Class of 2006 at the University of Pennsylvania
  • Keynote speaker for "Law Day" for the American Bar Association (May 2006)
  • Keynote speaker at the 2007 midyear meeting of the National Association of Women Lawyers
  • The YWCA Greater Los Angeles presented Gloria Allred with the Silver Achievement Award in October 2007 "for distinguishing herself in the community through professional, volunteer and/or philanthropic work resulting in significant change."
  • Elected as a delegate to the 2008 Democratic National Convention
  • Received the John F. Kennedy Award for Inspiration from the Ventura County Democratic Central Committee in October 2009
  • Received the Distinguished Alumna Achievement Award from the New York University Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development, May 2009
  • Participated in the Proposition 8 debate on Jan. 14, 2009
  • Selected for inclusion in the 2011 edition of "Best Lawyers in America"
  • Selected for inclusion in the 2012 edition of "Best Lawyers in America"
  • Selected for inclusion in the 2013 edition of "Best Lawyers in America"
  • Gloria Allred receives The Victoria Woodhull Award from Veteran Feminists of America for her dedicated efforts as a champion of women's civil rights (September 2013)
  • Gloria Allred Receives Lifetime Achievement Award on January 20th 2014 from the National Trial Lawyers at their Awards Luncheon in Miami 
  • Her nationally syndicated television show "We the People, with Gloria Allred" was nominated in 2012 for a Daytime Emmy Award
  • President's Award, National Association of Women Lawyers, 1985
  • Awarded an Honorary J.D. from the University Of West Los Angeles School Of Law

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • New York
  • California
  • Women's Equal Rights Legal Defense and Education Fund (WERLDEF), President
  • Supreme Court of New York, 2013
  • District of Columbia Court of Appeals, 2013
  • Supreme Court of California, 1979
  • Member of the Platform Committee, 2000 Democratic National Convention, Los Angeles

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Received Spirit of Life Award from the non-profit organization Free Arts for Abused Children (June 2013)
  • The President's Award for Outstanding Volunteerism by President Ronald Reagan 

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Fight Back and Win - My Thirty-Year Fight Against Injustice - and How You Can Win Your Own Battles
  • University of Southern California, Lecturer

Representative Clients:

  • Amber Frey
  • Tommy Lee
  • Hunter Tylo
  • Scott Peterson
  • O.J. Simpson

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Article of Gloria Allred - The New York Times Magazine - December 2011
  • Featured Article in Los Angeles Magazine - January 2012
  • Gloria Allred Featured in Elle Magazine Article - September 2012
  • Gloria Allred -- Barack Obama Says I'm One of the BEST Lawyers in America
  • 11.06.12 - Huffington Post: Before the Vote: A Tale of Two Glorias Speaking Out, Standing Up and Voting
  • 06.19.13 - Gloria Allred in court for Grand Rapids teacher-student sex case
  • 06.24.13 - "Piers Morgan Live" invited attorney Gloria Allred to discuss Edward Snowden and Glenn Greenwald
  • 06.24.13 - Gloria Allred goes "On The Record" with Greta Van Susteren to debate whether Paula Deen should be forgiven
  • 06.24.13 - Gloria Allred speaks to Fox News Greta Van Susteren about Aaron Hernandez NE Pats star murder investigation (at 5:20)
  • 06.26.13 - Gloria Allred joins Piers Morgan to discuss "Why Aaron Hernandez was arrested?"
  • 06.27.13 - Gloria Allred on CNN to discuss George Zimmerman trial with Piers Morgan - "Is Rachel Jeantel's Testimony a Gift to the Defense?"
  • 07.26.13 - Gloria Allred appears on CNN's "The Lead" to react to Mayor Filner's announcement and ask for his immediate resignation
  • 07.29.13 - Gloria Allred, Alan Dershowitz and CNN's Piers Morgan talk sex, scandals and politics
  • 08.08.13 - 429 Magazine features "All Out Politics: Exclusive Interview with Gloria Allred" (Part One)
  • 08.10.13 - Gloria Allred join host Paul Harris on America Weekend to explain the allegations against Bob Filner
  • 08.11.13 - NBC4's Conan Nolan talks with Gloria Allred, the attorney at the forefront of the campaign to remove Bob Filner as Mayor of San Diego
  • 08.15.13 - Breitbart covers Allred Press Conference with New Accuser in Mayor Filner Scandal - A 67 year old great-grandmother
  • 08.16.13 - Gloria Allred joins Carol Costello on CNN News Room - Mayor Filner Day 26
  • 08.18.13 - Gloria Allred attends "We Will Not Be Silent" rally outside San Diego City Hall for Mayor Filner recall effort
  • 08.19.13 - Attorney Allred reviews the case against San Diego Mayor Bob Filner on Fox 5
  • 08.23.13 - LA Times - "Don't spend taxpayer money on Filner's harassment, Allred says"
  • 08.23.13 - Renowned Attorney Gloria Allred Confirms To Highlight Hollywood San Diego's Mayor Has Resigned, Highlight Hollywood News
  • 08.23.13 - KCAL 9 News Live - "Attorney Gloria Allred reacts to San Diego Mayor's Resignation"
  • 08.30.13 - Attorney Gloria Allred, victims celebrate Filner's last day KFMB News 8
  • 09.03.13 - LA Times today - Gloria Allred, Bob Filner's Nemesis
  • 09.26.13 - LA Times cover Gloria Allred press conference with "Up-Skirt video" victim
  • 09.27.13 - Gloria Allred in Time Magazine "Upgrading Up-Skirt Laws"
  • 10.04.13 - U.S. News /NBC News report - Gloria Allred: Injured biker was "innocent victim" in clash with SUV
  • 10.07.13 - CNN's Piers Morgan talks with Gloria Allred and the wife of the biker paralyzed in the New York biker attack incident
  • 10.15.13 - "All Michigan" - Gloria Allred responds to the sentencing of former Grand Rapids math teacher Jamila Williams
  • 10.21.13 - Stamford Advocate - UConn failed to take sex assault seriously
  • 10.21.13 - NBC Connecticut - Gloria Allred Representing Victims of UConn Sex Assaults
  • 11.01.13 - FOX - CT Covers Gloria Allred press conference outside of the Hartford Federal Courthouse to announce the filing of a lawsuit against UConn for sex discrimination
  • 11.03.13 - Gloria Allred joins Channel 3 news anchor Dennis House on Face the State to discuss the Federal lawsuit filed against UConn
  • 11.04.13 - Gloria Allred joins Gloria Steinem at "Make Equality Reality" Event in Beverly Hills, CA
  • 11.08.13 - Gloria Allred joins "Bolder than Most" Rapist victims to protest possible release
  • 12.09.13 - Hartford Courant reports "Federal Office To Investigate Title IX Complaint Against UConn" and the response by Ms. Allred
  • 12.09.13 - Los Angeles Times Reports "Gloria Allred blasts Filner plea bargain today as too soft"
  • 01.11.14 - Gloria Allred joins Jason Binn's DuJour Golden Globes Party in Beverly Hills
  • 01.21.14 - Huff Post reports "Gloria Allred Received Nat'l Trial Lawyers Lifetime Achievement Nod"
  • 01.29.14 - "Powerhouse Attorney Gloria Allred Receives Lifetime Achievement Award" - See CY Interview
  • 02.24.14 - Gloria Allred joins Ross Becker on KUSI News as San Diego City Council apologizes to Mayor Filner victim and declares it "Peggy Shannon Day"
  • 03.02.14 - 2014 Oscars Gloria Allred Supports LGBT Rights on the Red Carpet
  • 03.04.14 - (NY) TODAY show Exclusive Interview. Gloria Allred and her client, Edwin Mieses, biker paralyzed in NY SUV confrontation, sit down with Savannah Guthrie
  • 03.07.14 - Gloria Allred talks Sex and Money on the GirlSpotTV
  • 03.18.14 - Los Angeles Times Today – Gloria Allred speaks at Kanye West Sentencing at LA Superior Court on Monday
  • 04.04.14 - TMZ reports Gloria Allred Rips Boomer Esiason "Your parenting advice is insensitive and thoughtless"
  • 04.10.14 - NPR reports new Conn. House passed bill that was prompted by Lawsuit filed by Ms. Allred against UConn
  • 04.14.14 - AP reports Ms. Allred represents two former Boise State University students who are suing the school because they say athletic officials ignored their reports of sexual assault and harassment by a star athlete. See local coverage on ABC 6
  • 05.07.14 - Gloria Allred represents Inmate who sues LA Sherriff's Department for 2009 beating
  • 05.09.14 - Gloria Allred appears on the Today show to discuss the banning of the KKG sorority from the campus of UConn for hazing
  • 05.12.14 - L.A. Times reports: Gloria Allred slams Donald Sterling's 'pathetic' CNN interview
  • 05.14.14 - Los Angeles Times report on Gloria Allred news conference with her client whose mother was a victim of Donald Sterling
  • 05.15.14 - The National Trial Lawyers Profile: "Gloria Allred Civil Rights Lawyer"
  • 05.15.14 - Time Magazine features Gloria Allred: The Battle over Sexual Assault in the "Civil Rights Movement of our Time"
  • 05.18.14 - Gloria Allred films episode of "Dream School" for the Sundance Channel which profiles at risk students. Shown here with Executive Producer 50 Cent
  • 05.28.14 - Gloria Allred goes "On the Record" on Fox News to discuss the U.S. Marine in a Mexican jail firing his attorney
  • 06.03.14 - CNN reports Gloria Allred represents former Sterling employee who claims sexual and racial discrimination.
  • 06.03.14 - Katie Show Live - UConn junior Hillary Holt speaks out, along with her attorney Gloria Allred, about the alleged college hazing incident that left her in the hospital

Educational Background:

  • M.A. from New York University, 1966
  •  B.A. with honors in English from the University of Pennsylvania
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6300 Wilshire Boulevard
Suite 1500
Los Angeles, CA 90048

Phone: 323-653-6530

Fax: 323-653-1660

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