An accomplished employment litigator and mediator, Linda has been consistently named one of "Washington's Top Employment Lawyers" by Washingtonian Magazine since 2007. She was also named to The Daily Record’s “2023 Employment Law Power List” as a top “Maryland Power Player” and among “the most influential and respected practitioners in the employment law sector in Maryland.”
Linda has earned accolades from judges, peers, and clients. A grateful client said of her: “Linda’s legal acumen, years of experience, and deep understanding of human nature combine to make her an effective advocate. She is equal parts grit and compassion, a great listener who cuts to the heart of the matter, and she was ALWAYS available to me.” Another client wrote that “Linda is—quite literally—the best in the business. If you’re looking for the very best to fight for you—no matter how complicated the issue might be, Linda and her team are the only option.”
Her practice includes all aspects of employment law, including corporate counseling, EEO training, and litigation on behalf of employers and employees. She has appeared on NBC and Working Women television.
Linda successfully represented women golfers at many of the Maryland Golf and Country Clubs. Her efforts resulted in changes to voting, membership, and golfing rules so that women and men golfers are now treated equally. Linda's accomplishments are documented in the book: “The Unplayable Lie: The Untold Story of Women and Discrimination in American Golf.”
In 2023, Linda was honored to be appointed to the Board of Directors for “Swinging With Purpose.” SWP is a 501c3 organization that holds event-based fundraisers to provide support to grassroots organizations serving the needs of women, girls, and children in communities across the United States. Since their inception in 2013, SWP has raised and distributed over $1,200,000.00 to countless organizations that assist women in need.
Linda has served as a faculty member for the National Institute for the Trial Advocacy (NITA) Skills Program at Georgetown University Law Center, and she is a frequent panel member and speaker for numerous CLE programs and conferences. She served as co-counsel with the Washington Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs in employment discrimination cases.
Linda is a permanent member of the Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference, a past President of the Board of Governors of the Federal Bar Association of Maryland, and an active member in the Women's Bar Associations of both Maryland and the District of Columbia.
Linda attended Longwood University in Virginia on a full gymnastic scholarship. She is a graduate of St. Mary's University Law School, San Antonio, Texas, where she served as an associate editor of the Law Review.
In her spare time, Linda is an avid golfer and swimmer. She also loves to paint and listen to classical music. She has two adult sons (J. Michael and Luke) and a granddaughter, Nora James, who along with her husband, are the joy of her life.
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