“As the hunter is hunted down, she slays her enemies on sacred ground.” Throughout life we will experience things that will sometimes cause us want to give up or give in, but in order to be successful one must face the trials and tribulations with strength and hope. One day looking back upon each and every obstacle, then seeing how far one came because of not giving up, a new admiration will come about for one’s self. Gloria Allred has proven this to be so, throughout her lifetime. Although she was faced with obstacles, she never gave up. Developing from a young child to an American lawyer, Gloria has exhibited great strength, courage, and bravery. Gloria Allred’s early life experience, educational experience, and professional experience all are contributing factors that helped her become the successful and influential lawyer she is today.
Gloria Allred was born Gloria Bloom on July 3, 1941 in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. As an only child, Gloria worked extra hard to please her parents and ensured that she was successful in all she did. Gloria attended Philadelphia High School for Girls, and after graduating, Gloria attended The University of Pennsylvania where she met her first husband Peyton Bray. On September 20, 1961, Peyton and Gloria gave birth to their daughter Lisa. The couple divorced soon after Lisa’s birth, but wanting to continue her education, Gloria moved back in with her parents.
Gloria attended several colleges earning degrees which helped with establishing a career. In 1963, Gloria earned a Bachelor’s Degree in English from the University of Pennsylvania. Gloria began working on a graduates’ degree at New York University shortly after earning her Bachelor’s. In 1968, Gloria enrolled in Southwestern University School of Law but later transferred to Lola University School of Law. In 1975, Gloria graduated Lola University School of Law, and was admitted to the State Bar of California.
In 1976, Gloria started the law firm Allred, Maroko, &...