Jill Wine-Banks Biography

Jill Wine-Banks is a lawyer and prosecutor hailing from the United States of America. She famously handled the case as the prosecutor of the Watergate Scandal that occurred from 1972 to 1974. Jill was the first woman in the history of the United States, to serve as the US general counsel of the army, under President Jimmy Carter from 1977 to 1980, and to have become the American Bar Association‘s executive director.

She has recently interviewed with MSNBC. Where she puts in front her point of view regarding Trump’s illegal actions. She said that If there is a crime, It would be dangerous not to prosecute Donald Trump. Also recalling her Watergate incident while investigating President Richard Nixon, she previously stated that “Trump could be more dangerous than Nixon”.

Early Life

Jill Wine-Banks was born on May 5th, 1943 in Chicago, Illinois and she is currently 78 years old. Her original name given at the time of her birth was Jill Susan Bankss. Her father’s name is Bert A Wine while her mother was Sylvia Dawn (Simon) Wine. She was raised in Chicago where her father worked as a certified public accountant. She received her education at the University of Illinois of Urbana-Champaign, graduating with a degree in communication studies. Jill later went to the University of Columbia, to study law, receiving her JD degree in 1968. She also has an Honorary Doctor of Law from Hood College.

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Jill Wine-Banks Career

After Jill graduated from law school, she first joined the US department of justice, becoming the first female lawyer to work there. From 1972 to 1974, She famously handled the Watergate scandal as its persecutor, which led her to fame. She was also presented as a prominent associate of special prosecutor Leon Jaworski. She was given the job of cross-examining Rose Mary Woods, the secretary of US President Richard Nixon because one of her colleagues made an unfitting remark in the press. Jill Wine later rose to fame even more, when she discovered exactly how Rose Mary Woods accidentally removed a specific section of the 18 and ½ minutes gap of the Watergate tapes at the time of transcribing it.

Widespread Fame

Jill Wine made a lot of headlines for successfully demonstrating the implausible while having the courage to investigate Nixon. In 1987, she became the first female director of the US bar association. Іn 1980, ѕhе worked оn thе Rерublісаnѕ оn thе Ноuѕе Јudісіаrу Соmmіttее, as well as became the аѕѕосіаtе аt thе Сhісаgо lеgаl соmраnу оf Јеnnеr & Вlосk. She even became the vice president and director of Motorola from 1992, to 2000. In 1997, ѕhе worked at Мауtаg аѕ their vісе рrеѕіdеnt and stayed till 2000. In 2001, she established Winning Workplace, a human resources firm, where she became the chief executive officer.

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She left Winning Workplace and began as the chief officer at the Chicago public school for career and technical education in 2003. She worked there till 2008. From November 2008, she has worked as a consultant with F&H solutions, ever since. She served under the president of the United States Jimmy Carter as their American general counsel of the army, from 1977 to 1980. She also became the first woman in the history of the USA to become a lawyer in the crime section and became a member of the US department of justice. Jill Wine-Banks then published her first book, an autobiography on 25th February 2020, called Watergate girl: my fight for truth and justice against a criminal president.

Jill Wine-Banks Biography

Real Name Jill Susan Wine
Birth Date 5 May 1943
Age (as of 2021) 78 Years
Birth Place Chicago, Illinois, United States
Nationality American
Profession Lawyer
Religion Jewish
Sun sign Taurus

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 4” – in Centimeters – 162 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 62 kg  –  in Pounds –  136 lbs
Shoe Size 6 (U.S.)
Hair Color Blonde
Eye Color Green
Body Type Average


Father Bert S. Wine
Mother Sylvia Dawn (Simon) Wine


School Columbia Law School
College University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Relationship Status

Marital Status Married
Affair No
Is she a Lesbian? No
Husband Michael Banks
Children Not Known
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Personal Life

Jill was married to Ian Volner, after which she started practicing law as Jill Wine Volner. Ian Volner was also a lawyer. The couple broke up eventually and ended up divorcing. She later got married to an antique dealer named Michael Banks in 1980.

Jill Wine-Banks Net Worth

Jill Wine-Banks estimated net worth is $2 million. Her primary source of income was from successfully prosecuting cases in abundance and serving in numerous associations.


  • Jill has a biopic film being made, which is currently under production. The movie will be called Watergate Girl, and it has Katie Holmes, playing the infamous lawyer. The movie will be based on her autobiography of the same name.
  • When Jill first started receiving media attention, she was heavily criticized in the 70s for wearing a mini skirt. It made her the infamous Mini Skirt Girl.
  • She also occupies a robust career in MSNBC as a legal analyst commentary.
  • Jill has hosted two podcasts with Kimberly Atkins, former lawyer, and Boston Globe communist, as well as with Barb Mcquade former Us Attorney, and Joyce white Vance.

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