Praise and Accolades for Gloria

"For decades, Gloria Allred has been at the forefront of the battle to prevent discrimination and domestic abuse and protect individual rights. Fearless and indomitable, she brings passion and insight to these critical issues affecting all Americans."

— Catherine Crier, former judge, New York Times bestselling author of "A Deadly Game," and host of Court TV's "Catherine Crier Live"

"Gloria Allred is a tireless crusader who's not afraid of battle … so duck!"

— Nancy Grace, host of CNN Headline News Primetime's "Nancy Grace" and Court TV's "Closing Arguments"

Accolades

Received the John F. Kennedy Award for Inspiration from the Ventura County Democratic Central Committee in October 2009, "in appreciation for your tireless efforts on behalf of the dignity and rights of women and your dedication to the advancement of social justice."

Received the Distinguished Alumna Achievement Award from the New York University Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development, May 2009: "Your endless devotion to bettering the lives of others and remarkable work as lawyer, journalist, volunteer and civic organizer and mother set you apart."

Received special recognition from Los Angeles County District Attorney Ira Reiner: Ms. Allred "served as a member of the District Attorney's Child Support Enforcement Advisory Committee since January 1990; distinguished herself by volunteering many hours of her personal time; on numerous occasions, participated in community events and on radio and television to publicize the importance of child support to the welfare of our children; [we] publicly recognize Ms. Allred for her contribution to the overall success of the advisory committee in helping the District Attorney to more effectively enforce child support; commend Gloria Allred for her outstanding work as a member of the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Child Support Enforcement Advisory Committee and for her dedication to the well-being of children."

Coalition for Family Equity, April 1996, "a tribute … [to Gloria Allred], 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 thanks from SER for "outstanding community service in work with WERLDEF (Women's Equal Rights Legal Defense and Education Fund)" and "outstanding contributions to criminology and criminal justice."

Received "grateful recognition for participation in the third annual Candlelight Vigil" from Mothers Against Sexual Abuse (MASA) in April 1995.

Received special thanks in October 1992 from The Way Up, Conference for Women in Higher Education.

Received special thanks in March 1992 and October 1992 from Hadassah, Beverly Hills and Los Angeles chapter.

Received special thanks in 1991 from PIRA, the Association of Human Resource Professionals, which gave "grateful acknowledgement of outstanding contribution to the furtherance of the ideas of PIRA and service to the association."

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 February 1990 from the Western Society of Criminology, Election of Fellowship.

Recognized for "outstanding contribution to women's equality awareness" by the Naval Ship Weapon Systems Engineering Station (August 1988).

Received special thanks from the Beverly Hills Women's Network in June 1987.

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 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 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 May 1986 from the City of Los Angeles for her work as "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 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."

Federal Bar Association, Los Angeles chapter, April 1980, gave "appreciation — for participation as guest speaker."

Received special recognition from the Women's Referral Service in April 1979 for "outstanding service for the advancement of women."

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 thanks from Mensa in March 1977 for "significant contribution to the advancement of [the] society."

Received a certificate of recognition from the California Legislature, 28th Senate District, Sen. Diane Watson, for "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."

Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers Continuing Legal Education recognized her as "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."

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."