John Robert Holland
John Holland is an American lawyer.
Holland is notable for taking on pro bono civil rights and human rights cases. Holland took on civil rights cases early in his career. His daughter and partne...
Morris Dees
Morris Seligman Dees, Jr. (born December 16, 1936) is the co-founder and chief trial counsel for the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), and a former market engineer for book publishing. Along with hi...
Joseph L. Rauh, Jr.
Joseph Louis Rauh, Jr. (January 3, 1911 - September 3, 1992) was one of the United States' foremost civil rights and civil liberties lawyers. He was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Free...
Arthur Lazarus, Jr.
Arthur Lazarus, Jr. (born August 30, 1926) is a retired attorney primarily known for his work with American Indian tribes and Alaska Native corporations. His clients included the Blackfeet, Tuscarora,...
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James H. McGee
James H. "Jim" McGee (November 8, 1918 – March 4, 2006) was an American politician of the Ohio Democratic party. McGee was born in West Virginia and attended Wilberforce University. After servin...
William P. Ford
William P. Ford (April 28, 1936 – June 1, 2008) was the brother of Ita Ford, and an advocate for his sister and the people of El Salvador.
Born in Brooklyn, he graduated from Brooklyn Prep.
Louis L. Redding
Louis Lorenzo Redding (October 25, 1901 – September 28, 1998) was a prominent lawyer and civil rights advocate from Wilmington, Delaware. Redding, the first African American to be admitted to t...
Harold I. Cammer
Harold I. Cammer (June 18, 1909 – October 21, 1995) was an American lawyer who co-founded the National Lawyers Guild. He was known for his participation in labor law, civil rights, peace and justice i...
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Wendy Kaminer
Wendy Kaminer (born 1949) is an American lawyer and writer. She has written several books on contemporary social issues, including A Fearful Freedom: Women's Flight From Equality, about the conflict b...
Tom Rapp
Thomas Dale "Tom" Rapp (born 8 March 1947, Bottineau, North Dakota) is an American singer and songwriter, best known as the leader of Pearls Before Swine, the psychedelic folk rock group of the 1960s ...
Percy Sutton
Percy Ellis Sutton (November 24, 1920 – December 26, 2009) was a prominent black American political and business leader. A civil-rights activist and lawyer, he was also a Freedom Rider and the le...
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Hans F. Loeser
Hans F. Loeser (September 28, 1920 - May 15, 2010) was an American lawyer whose activism during the Vietnam War earned him the enmity of Richard Nixon.Born in Germany, Loeser served in the United Stat...
Leonard Boudin
Leonard B. Boudin (July 20, 1912 – November 24, 1989) was an American civil liberties attorney and left-wing activist who represented Daniel Ellsberg of Pentagon Papers fame and Dr. Benjamin Spock, th...
Phineas Indritz
Phineas Indritz, (August 3, 1916-October 15, 1997) was an American constitutional lawyer active in the civil rights movement.
Indritz was born in Moline, IL on August 3, 1916 and graduated from th...
Moorfield Storey
Moorfield Storey (March 19, 1845 – October 24, 1929) was an American lawyer, publicist, and civil rights leader. According to Storey's biographer, William B. Hixson, Jr., he had a worldview that embod...
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Fred Gray (attorney)
Fred David Gray (born December 14, 1930) is a civil rights attorney, preacher and activist who practices law in Alabama. He litigated several major civil rights cases in Alabama, including some that r...
Alan Isaacman
Alan L. Isaacman (born July 12, 1942 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania) is an American lawyer primarily famous for serving as attorney for publisher Larry Flynt. His past clients also include Geraldo Rivera...
William Kunstler
William Moses Kunstler (July 7, 1919 – September 4, 1995) was an American self-described "radical lawyer" and civil rights activist, known for his politically unpopular clients. Kunstler was a board m...
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Nancy Gertner
Nancy Gertner (born May 22, 1946) is a former United States federal judge for the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. She assumed senior status on May 22, 2011, and retire...
Judith A. Winston
Judith A. Winston is a lawyer and law professor, former General Counsel of the US Department of Education, and was one of the lead members of U.S. President-elect Barack Obama's Agency Review teams fo...
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Dovey Johnson Roundtree
Dovey Johnson Roundtree (born April 17, 1914) is an African-American civil rights activist, ordained minister, and attorney. Her 1955 victory before the Interstate Commerce Commission in the first bus...
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Demetrius Newton
Demetrius Caiphus Newton (March 15, 1928 – September 11, 2013) was an American civil rights attorney and politician. He filed lawsuits to end desegregation, and represented Martin Luther King, J...
Paul M. Smith
Paul March Smith (born 1955) is an American attorney who has argued many important cases, most notably Lawrence v. Texas. He is currently a partner at Jenner & Block’s Washington, DC office and i...
Burton Joseph
Burton Allen Joseph (May 30, 1930 – March 31, 2010) was an American civil rights attorney. He represented clients in free speech cases, and represented the American Library Association in its su...
Jack Greenberg (lawyer)
Jack Greenberg (born December 22, 1924, in Brooklyn, New York) to a Jewish family. is an American attorney and legal scholar. He was the Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund from 1961 to 1...
Florynce Kennedy
Florynce Rae "Flo" Kennedy (February 11, 1916 – December 21, 2000), was an American lawyer, activist, civil rights advocate, and feminist.
Kennedy was born in Kansas City to an African-American fa...
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Osmond Fraenkel
Osmond Fraenkel (Oct. 17, 1888-May 17, 1983) was a United States attorney who served as general counsel for the American Civil Liberties Union.
Fraenkel was born in New York City on Oct. 17, 1888....
Julius L. Chambers
Julius LeVonne Chambers (October 6, 1936 – August 2, 2013) was an American lawyer, civil rights leader and educator.
Chambers grew up during the Jim Crow era in rural Montgomery County, North Caro...
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