43. Harmeet Dhillon
Harmeet Dhillon is the founder of a nationally recognized business litigation law firm – the Dhillon Law Group – and the founder of the Center for American Liberty, which targets discrimination and civil liberties. A Sikh who was born in India and came to the U.S. as a child, Dhillon, a Republican, is a remarkable combination of smarts, energy, persistence and savvy politicking. If that weren’t enough, she’s also a good lawyer: She just prevailed in a case before the Ninth Circuit that unraveled much of the Newsom administration’s school closure policy, and she’s fought rules requiring wearing masks in public. A former vice chair of the California Republican Party, Dhillon serves on the Republican National Committee and she’s a regular commenter on Fox News (she has described pundit Laura Ingraham as her “mentor”) and was active in “Women for Trump.” Dhillon also served on the board of the ACLU in Northern California, and one legal magazine has repeatedly referred to her as the “Northern California Super Lawyer.” Finally, she’s got a quarter million Twitter followers. Phew!