Brill, Jeannette Goodman
1888 - 1964

Alias: Jeannette Goodman
Born: 5/17/1888 in Manhattan, New York
Died: 1964
Ethnicity: White/Caucasian
Professional Facts

Practice Area:
Criminal Law
Criminal Law
Regions and States of Practice:
NY, Northeast
Legal Education:
Brooklyn Law School, 1908
Other Education:
B.S., New York University
Positions During Her Career:
Joined Brill, Bergenfield & Brill, her husband's firm (1916-1950)
Deputy Attorney General in the Labor Bureau in New York City (1923-1929)
New York City Magistrate (1929-1941)
Ran a new Legal Aid department for men in the armed services (1942)
Involved in the Domestic Relations Court
Assistant Corporation Counsel in New York City
Woman in Brooklyn to serve as the New York City Magistrate
One of the first women to try a first-degree murder case

Further Research Materials

Jeannette Goodman Brill
Jeannette Goodman Brill; State of New York Office of the Attorney General, Albany, New York. Retrieved 23 April 2009, from
Laura Miller Derry, Digest of Women Lawyers and Judges. Lousville, Kentucky: Dunne Press (1949)
Kathleen McLaughlin, Appointment of More Feminine Judges Urged by Business and Professional Clubs, New York Times, November 10, 1935, at 6