Ms. Dorothy Lightbourne, CD, QC, an attorney-at-law, was the first female Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Jamaica. She served in this capacity for the period 2007 to 2011 and also served as a Government Senator from 1984 to 1989 where she was Deputy President of the Senate.
Ms. Lightbourne was called to the Jamaican Bar in 1970. She is a former member or director of the following boards: Rent Assessment Board for the Corporate Area, Disciplinary Committee of the General Legal Council and the Air Jamaica Transport Licensing Board.
In 2009, she was awarded the Order of Distinction in the rank of Commander (CD), for over 20 years of service to the Senate.