Linda Hitt Thatcher

Linda Hitt Thatcher

Managing Partner
Greenbelt, Maryland

I am the managing member of the Thatcher Law Firm, LLC in Greenbelt, Maryland. My practice includes all aspects of employment law, including corporate counseling, EEO training and litigation on behalf of employers and employees. I have successfully represented women golfers in their sex discrimination complaints against country clubs and has appeared on NBC and Working Women television. I am also a certified mediator in civil matters. I have served as co-counsel with the Washington Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs in employment discrimination cases. I am a faculty member of NITA Trial Advocacy Skills Program at Georgetown University Law Center and am frequent panel member and speaker for numerous CLE programs. I am a permanent member of the Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference. I am a past President of the Board of Governors of the Federal Bar Association of Maryland and am active in the Women's Bar Associations of both Maryland and the District of Columbia. As a graduate of St. Mary's University Law School, San Antonio, Texas, I served as an associate editor of the Law Review.  Linda has received the Top Lawyer award from Washingtonian since 2007. The Washingtonian rankings only come out in odd numbered years.

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Areas of Practice

  • Employment Law Employee
  • Employment Law Employer
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Sex Discrimination & Sexual Harassment
  • Race, Disability, National Origin & Age Discrimination
  • Business Organizations
  • Government Agencies
  • Litigation & Appeals

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland, 1988
  • District of Columbia, 1988
  • Pennsylvania, 1987
  • U.S. District Court District of Maryland
  • District of Columbia Court of Appeals
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2010


  • St. Mary's University School of Law, San Antonio, Texas
    • Law Review: St. Mary's Law Journal, Associate Editor
  • Longwood College, Farmville, Virginia


  • Frequent Lecturer on Employment Issues and Trial Practice

Honors and Awards

  • 2017: Exceptional Service Award from the Judges of the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, in recognition of dedication and commitment in providing exceptional service to this Court.
  • 2017: Washingtonian Magazine: Washington’s Top Employment Lawyers
  • 2015: Washingtonian Magazine: Washington’s Top Employment Lawyers
  • 2013: Washingtonian Magazine: Washington’s Top Employment Lawyers
  • 2011: Washingtonian Magazine: Washington’s Top Employment Lawyers
  • 2009: Washingtonian Magazine: Washington’s Top Employment Lawyers
  • 2007: Washingtonian Magazine: Washington’s Top Employment Lawyers

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Federal Bar Association, Maryland Chapter, President: Board of Governors, 2010 - 2011
  • Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference, Permanent Member
  • Historical Society, United States District Court for the District of Maryland, 2012 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Maryland Bar Association
  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association
  • Maryland Employment Lawyers Association
  • Georgetown University Law Center NITA Faculty Member
  • Women's Bar Associations of Maryland
  • Women's Bar Associations of the District of Columbia