100 Women We Love 2014

From professors, to musicians, to activists, we present to you 2014’s 100 Women We Love.

Lea Krauss

″When I was a little girl my father would affectionately say I had such a big mouth I should get paid for it,″ says Lea Krauss. Today, she´s using that big voice to help others. After obtaining an undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and a law degree from the University of Miami, she began a three-year career as a prosecutor, and says that it ″afforded me unique insight into the workings of the criminal justice system, as well as invaluable trial experience.″ She then went on to start her own criminal law firm (″because of my commitment to protecting civil liberties″), which she continues to run today-and is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator, as well. As if that weren´t enough to keep her busy, in her spare time, she is the president of the Gay and Lesbian Lawyers Network. Krauss says she believes that being a lesbian attorney gives her a special advantage. ″Many of my clients hire me because they feel more comfortable with someone who understands them,″ she says. ″Every day I hope to positively impact lives and to be respected for my professionalism and integrity.″ -GH

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