Linda Hitt Thatcher

Practice Focus

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

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Certified Mediator in Civil Matters


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


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


  • Judicial Law Clerk to Honorable Paul Mannes, United States Bankruptcy Court, 1986 to 1988

Honors and Awards

  • 2007 - Present: Washingtonian Magazine: Washington’s Top Employment Lawyers
  • 2020: Maryland and Washington, D.C. Super Lawyer
  • 2019: Maryland and Washington, D.C. Super Lawyer
  • 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.
  • Frequent Lecturer on Employment Issues and Trial Practice
  • NITA Trial Advocacy Skills Program, Faculty Member, Georgetown University Law Center


  • 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 to Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Maryland Bar Association
  • Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association
  • Georgetown University Law Center NITA Faculty Member
  • Women's Bar Associations of Maryland, Active Member
  • Women's Bar Associations of the District of Columbia, Active Member
  • Anne Arundel Bar Association
  • Society for Human Resource Management
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