Lila Neuenfelt

Judge Lila Neuenfelt (1902-1981) was the first woman circuit court judge in Michigan and at the time of her swearing in, was the youngest woman in the U.S. to become an attorney. She is known for fighting for married women’s rights to use their birthname in professional capacities and for mentoring other women lawyers and judges as they rose in their careers, including Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame Inductee, Judge Cornelia Kennedy.