Awards & Honors for Gloria Allred

Gloria Allred is a distinguished lawyer who handles high-profile discrimination and civil rights cases. Over the course of her career, she has been highly recognized for her work representing clients and has been asked to appear on numerous news and other media programs to comment.


  • 10.4.16 — Gloria Allred was nominated and accepted as one of 2016 AIOLC's 10 Best Labor & Employment Attorneys in New York For Client Satisfaction
  • 09.30.16 — Gloria Allred was honored at the 2016 International Women's Forum (IWF) World Leadership Conference with the 2016 IWF Women Who Make a Difference Award. The IWF connects the world's most dynamic women at the highest levels of professional achievement to unite, ignite, empower, and inspire the advancement of global leadership through training, mentoring, friendship, and connectivity. IWF's unprecedented membership spans careers, cultures, and continents with more than 6,400 women leaders in 34 countries across six continents.
  • 01.22.15 Gloria Allred, longtime LGBT ally and famed civil rights attorney, was presented with the LGBT community's In The News inaugural "Elgy Award" for her decades-long commitment to high-impact work and ongoing efforts to secure equality for all, including the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. The theme of the celebration, which was held in Hollywood at the LA Press Club, was "LGBT Allies: We Couldn't Do It Without You!"
  • 09.20.14 — Loyola Law School named Gloria Allred as one of their 50 Inspirational Alumni. With over 16,000 alumni, these 50 were honored for the way in which they have stood for the highest standards of personal integrity, legal accomplishments, courage, professional ethics, and passion for justice. The 50th anniversary celebration of the law school was held on Sept. 20, 2014, on Loyola's Albany campus in Los Angeles and she was honored there.
  • 09.12.14 — The Face Forward Foundation honored attorney Gloria Allred at its "Venetian Masquerade" gala. Ms. Allred received the "Voice Award" for legal support of victims of domestic violence.
  • Gloria Allred was selected for inclusion in the Southern California Super Lawyers list by Law & Politics and Los Angeles Magazine for the past 13 years, from 2004-2017.
  • Gloria Allred received a Lifetime Achievement Award on Jan. 20, 2014, from The National Trial Lawyers at its awards luncheon in Miami (See full press release)
  • Gloria Allred received 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 received the Spirit of Life Award from the nonprofit organization Free Arts for Abused Children (June 2013)
  • Selected for inclusion in the 2011 - 2017 editions of "Best Lawyers in America"


  • Received the John F. Kennedy Award for Inspiration from the Ventura County Democratic Central Committee in October 2009
  • Elected as a delegate to the 2008 Democratic National Convention
  • Received the Silver Achievement Award from the YWCA Greater Los Angeles in October 2007 "for distinguishing herself in the community through professional, volunteer and/or philanthropic work resulting in significant change."

  • Keynote speaker at the 2007 midyear meeting of the National Association of Women Lawyers
  • Keynote speaker for "Law Day" for the American Bar Association (May 2006)
  • Delivered commencement address to the College of Arts and Sciences Class of 2006 at the University of Pennsylvania
  • Inducted into the "Court of Honor of Distinguished Daughters" at the Philadelphia High School for Girls for lifetime achievement (December 2006)
  • Verdicts and Settlements named Ms. Allred one of the top 20 women litigators in 2002.
  • The Loyola School of Law presented Ms. Allred with an award from her alma mater for the advancement of women (2002).
  • Palisades 90272 named Ms. Allred one of 2002's people to watch.
  • Talkers magazine named Gloria Allred one of the 100 most important talk show hosts in America (February 2001).
  • 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."
  • Delivered the commencement address to the Class of 2001 at West Los Angeles College and received an honorary degree from that institution
  • Named one of the 100 most influential lawyers in California in 2000 and 2001 by California Law Business, a publication of the Daily Journal
  • Member of the Platform Committee, 2000 Democratic National Convention, Los Angeles
  • 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 to the National Association of Women Business Owners, Los Angeles chapter's Millennium Hall of Fame


  • Received the Voice for Victims Award from the Arthur and Ethel Johnson Foundation (1999)
  • Received a 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 Profile in Courage Award from the California Democratic Party in 1998
  • Named one of The Most 50 Powerful Women in Los Angeles Law by the Los Angeles Business Journal (1998)
  • Selected by the National Law Journal as one of The 50 Most Influential Women Lawyers in America (1998)
  • Received the Outstanding Member Award from the National Association of Women Lawyers in 1997
  • Named one of the top 50 lawyers in 1997 by Los Angeles Business Journal's annual Who's Who
  • Selected by USA Today as one of the 25 most important radio talk show hosts in America in 1995
  • Received acknowledgement and honors from the United Charitable Foundation of America, Cool Down House for a generous donation (1995)
  • Received the Window Award from Window Between Worlds for work on behalf of women (1995)
  • 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 Women of Valor Award in September 1995 from the American Diabetes Association
  • 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"
  • Recognized in October 1994 by Hadassah for participating in the Beverly Hills chapter of Hadassah fall membership program
  • Received the Women of Distinction Award in November 1994 from the National Council on Aging "for ongoing dedication to service to the community"
  • Named one of the 50 most interesting people in Los Angeles in 1994 by Los Angeles magazine
  • Voted one of the "Best Lawyers in America" in 1991
  • Received the Award of Excellence in March 1991 from the Greater Los Angeles Press Club
  • Received the Community Service Award in March 1990 from Southern 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"
  • Named one of the 30 most powerful people in Los Angeles in 1990 by Los Angeles magazine
  • Time magazine called Gloria Allred "one of the nation's most effective advocates of family rights and feminist causes."
  • Nominated for an Emmy three times for her television commentaries on KABC-TV


  • Received a certification of appreciation in March 1989 from the California Trial Lawyers Association in "recognition for valuable contributions in the field of continuing legal education to members of the trial bar for the improvement of the administration of justice"
  • 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
  • Recognized by the Greater Los Angeles Press Club in October 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."
  • The Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays Inc. Los Angeles presented Ms. Allred with the Friend Award in April 1988.
  • Received an award from the Career Planning Centers in 1988 "for advancing career opportunities for 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 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 a Public Service Award from the National Association of Federal Investigators
  • Presented with the President's Volunteer Action Award in June 1986 by President Reagan at the White House for development of an innovative child support amnesty program in California
  • Voted one of the "Best Lawyers in America" in 1986
  • Received the Outstanding Citizen Award from the County of Los Angeles (June 1986)
  • Received the Woman of Achievement Award in May 1986 from the Century City Chamber of Commerce Women Network
  • 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 President's Award from the National Association of Women Lawyers in October 1985 "for promoting amnesty for delinquent parents to pay child support"
  • 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)
  • 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"


  • Received a certificate of merit from the City of Los Angeles, Human Relations Commission in December 1979 with "deep appreciation for outstanding volunteer service in the advancement of human relations in the Los Angeles community"
  • Wilshire BPW Woman of Achievement 1978-1979
  • Received a certificate of appreciation in September 1978 from the Monterey Park Jaycees, who said, "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."
  • 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 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"