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Florida Women Who Have Made History: Louise Rebecca Pinnell

Born on March 31, 1877, Louise Rebecca Pinnell moved to Bronson, Levy County, Florida during the 1890s. There in 1898, she was successfully admitted to the Bar, becoming known as Florida’s first female lawyer. She eventually moved to Jacksonville to work with well-known attorney Major Alexander St. Clair-Abrams. Pinnell’s specialty was railroad litigation.

Ms. Pinnell ultimately worked for the Florida East Coast Railway as in-house counsel for many years before returning to private practice before retirement after being a practicing lawyer for sixty years.

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