Ms. Allred is an attorney and partner with Allred, Maroko & Goldberg. She has been practicing law for over thirty two years.
Her law firm, Allred, Maroko & Goldberg, represents plaintiffs in cases involving employment discrimination, including sex, race, age, physical handicap, sexual orientation, Aids, sexual harassment and wrongful termination. The firm is well-known for their work on behalf of victims in rape, child sexual abuse and murder cases.
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.
Ms. Allred was elected for inclusion in the Southern California "SuperLawyers" listings from 2004-2014 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. Her daughter, Lisa Bloom, is a CBS News Legal Analyst, appearing frequently on The Early Show, and CNN Legal Analyst, appearing daily on CNN and HLN prime time shows.
Areas of Practice
- Employment Discrimination
- Physical Handicap Discrimination
- Sexual Harassment
- Wrongful Termination
- Civil Litigation
- Sexual Orientation Discrimination
- Supreme Court of California, 1979
- District of Columbia Court of Appeals, 2013
- Supreme Court of New York, 2013
- Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, California
- J.D. (Cum Laude)
- University of Pennsylvania
- Honors: With Honors
- Major: English
- New York University
Honors and Awards
- One of the Nation's Most Effective Advocates of Family Rights and Feminist Causes, Time Magazine
- One of the 30 Most Powerful People in Los Angeles, Los Angeles Magazine, 1990
- One of the 50 Most Interesting People in Los Angeles, Los Angeles Magazine, 1994
- One of the 50 Most Powerful Women in Law, 1998
- President's Award, National Association of Women Lawyers, 1985
- Exceptional Record of Achievement, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, 1986
- 1986 President's Volunteer Action Award, White House Luncheon, President Ronald Reagan Presented, 1986
- For Her Many Outstanding Contributions to The Justice System, Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley
- 1986 Public Service Award, National Association of Federal Investigators
- Honorary JD, University of West Los Angeles School of Law
- Best Lawyers on America, 2012 - 2014
- AV Rated (Highest Rating) by Martindale-Hubbell
- Named a Southern California “Super Lawyer” by Law & Politics and Los Angles Magazine for the past ten years, from 2004-2014
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Women's Equal Rights Legal Defense and Education Fund (WERLDEF), President
- University of Southern California, Lecturer