9. Gloria Allred
Celebrity clients: The family of Nicole Brown Simpson, Paula Jones, Amber Frey (girlfriend of Scott Peterson)
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According to Gloria Allred’s website, she is “the most famous woman attorney practicing law in the nation today.” A civil rights lawyer, Allred is known for taking on high-profile and sometimes controversial cases. She has represented celebrities, but also ordinary people, such as Rob Lowe’s nanny who accused him of sexual harassment. Allred also represented at least 28 women who accused Bill Cosby of sexual assault, sexual harassment, and/or other sexual misconduct.