Lawyers and Judges

Marilyn Aboussie (Gamma Omega-Midwestern State) 
Chief justice, Third Court of Appeals, Texas (since 1998), the state's first woman justice (1986). First woman district judge in Tom Green County, Texas (1983-86). Outstanding Democratic Woman Officeholder of 1994. Chair of the State Bar of Texas. First recipient of the Outstanding Jurist Award by the Texas chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML).
 

Jane H. Barrett (Gamma Kappa-CSU/Long Beach) 
Los Angeles attorney and president of the American Bar Endowment. First woman to serve as chairperson of the American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division (1980-81). First woman in 104 years to be elected to the Association's board of governors (1982).

 

Catherine Batson Bauer (Beta Delta- UCLA)
United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Central District of California. Appointed by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on February 26, 2010. Former Assistant United States Attorney for the Central District of California (2001-2010)

 

Robin Bond (Beta Tau-Indiana) 
President and founder of Transition Strategies, LLC, an employment law firm. Robin is a contributing legal expert for ADDitude magazine and is workplace legal expert and employment law commentator for Sirius Satellite Radio's "Court TV Morning Radio." 

 

Martha DeGraff (Omicron-Missouri) 
Judge for the United States Civilian Board of Contract Appeals since January 6, 2007.

 

Carol Manhood Huddart (Xi-Toronto) 
Appointed to the British Columbia Court of Appeal, the highest court in the province (1996). Appointed to County Court (1981) and Supreme Court (1987).

 

Veronica "Ronni" Mathein (Βeta Αlpha-Illinois) 
Judge, Circuit Court of Cook County, Ill., the world's largest unified court system, domestic relations division (since 1996).

 

Mary Murguia (Gamma Delta-Kansas) 
First Latina to be a federal judge in the district of Arizona, serving a lifetime appointment since 2001. Former director of the Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys at the Department of Justice, appointed by Janet Reno in 1991.

 

Dorothy Wright Nelson (Βeta Delta-UCLA) 
Senior judge in the U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, appointed in 1979 by President Jimmy Carter (senior judge since 1995). Winner of the American Bar Association's D'Alemberte/Raven Award for Outstanding Contribution to Dispute Resolution (2000). Former dean of the University of Southern California Law Center. Inspired the creation of the Dorothy Wright Nelson Justice Award at the University of Southern California.

 

Mildred Davis Ramynke (Psi-South Dakota) 
Retired judge; served for 27 years. First and only woman to serve as a South Dakota circuit judge.


Loretta Hogan Rush (Delta Mu-Purdue) 

Loretta H. Rush was appointed to the Indiana Supreme Court by Governor Mitch Daniels in September 2012.  Prior to her appointment to the Indiana Supreme Court, Justice Rush served as Tippecanoe Superior Court 3 judge for 14 years. The court focuses on CHINS, criminal and status offenses of juvenile cases, guardianships, delinquencies and protective order hearings. She assisted with the creation of the Tippecanoe County Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program. She is thesecond female member of the court in its long distinguished history. 



M.C. Sungaila (Kappa-Stanford)
Partner at Horvitz & Levy LLP, where her appellate practice focuses on cases raising cutting-edge toxic tort issues. Gained national prominence as a gender equality expert, working to secure important rights for women and girls internationally. Board President for Break the Cycle, a non-profit organization that engages, educates and empowers young people to build lives and communities free from domestic and dating violence.

 

Louise Grant Smith (Οmicron-Missouri) 
First woman assistant attorney general of Missouri (1944). Past president of Kappa Beta Pi international law fraternity. Delegate from Missouri to the National Women's Conference in Houston (1977).

 

Susan Pierson Sonderby (Βeta Αlpha-Illinois) 
First woman appointed to the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Illinois. Elevated to chief judge (1998).


Jenny Holsman Tetreault (Gamma Pi-Arizona State)

Jenny serves as corporate counsel for Rural/Metro Corporation, the second largest EMS and fire provider in the country, with nearly $1 billion in annual revenue. 2014 Ursa Major Award recipient.