Linda Hitt Thatcher

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment & Labor Attorney in Greenbelt, MD

Thatcher Law Firm LLC
 | 7849 Belle Point Drive, Belle Point Office Park
Greenbelt, MD 20770
Phone: 301-441-1400
Fax: 301-441-9602
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2019
Licensed Since: 1988
Practice Areas:
  • Employment & Labor: Employer (50%),
  • Employment & Labor: Employee (50%)
Attorney Profile

The managing member of the Thatcher Law Firm, Linda Hitt Thatcher focuses her practice exclusively on labor and employment law. Located in Greenbelt, Maryland, she has provided advice and counsel to both companies and employees throughout the state in a variety of matters. The types of cases that Ms. Thatcher has been involved in have covered Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and wage and hour disputes governed by the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Ms. Thatcher also has extensive experience in matters involving wrongful termination and other acts of retaliation as well as with sexual harassment. While she is a forceful advocate for her clients in the courtroom, she uses her background as a certified civil mediator to help them reach an accord on these issues when appropriate. She also prepares and reviews employee manuals and provides legal compliance training to management. Highly regarded by her fellow professionals, Ms. Thatcher has received an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell, and she has been named on several occasions by Washingtonian magazine as one of District of Columbia's best employment plaintiffs lawyers.

Ms. Thatcher is admitted to practice in Maryland, Pennsylvania, and the District of Columbia. She is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 4th and District of Columbia Circuits, and the Supreme Court of the United States. She is a frequent lecturer on topics related to her practice area, and her professional memberships include the Maryland Employment Lawyers Association. Ms. Thatcher was awarded her Juris Doctor by St. Mary's University School of Law, where she was an associate editor on the St. Mary's Law Review.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Employment & Labor (50%): Employment Law - Employee, Wage & Hour Laws, Whistleblower, Sexual Harassment, Labor Law

Employment & Labor (50%): Employment Law - Employee, Wage & Hour Laws, Whistleblower, Sexual Harassment, Labor Law

Focus Areas

Employment Law - Employee, Wage & Hour Laws, Whistleblower, Sexual Harassment, Labor Law

Selections

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Super Lawyers: 2019

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About Linda Thatcher

Admitted: 1988, Maryland

Professional Webpage: https://www.thatcherlaw.com/Attorneys/Linda-H-Thatcher.shtml

Honors/Awards:

  • 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
  • Top Employment Lawyers, Washingtonian Magazine, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified Mediation Seminar, The Maryland Institute for Continuing Professional Education of Lawyers, Inc. (MICPEL), June 26, 27, 29 & 30, 2016

Bar/Professional Activity:

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

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Board of Directors, Elizabeth Seton High School

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • "Why Are We Still Talking About Sex Discrimination and Sexual Harassment,” Chesapeake Human Resources Association: 10th Annual Fall Human Resources Conference, Baltimore, Maryland, November 10, 2015., 2015
  • “Workplace Retaliation – Minimize Your Risk,” 2012 Hunt Valley EEO Seminar, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Hunt Valley, Maryland, June 28, 2012., 2012
  • “Depositions in Employment Cases,” Seventh Annual Maryland Employment Lawyers Association (MELA) Conference, Columbia, Maryland, November 18, 2011., 2011
  • Running a Solo or Small Law Firm,” MSBA Solo and Small Firm Practice Section: Maryland State Bar Association Annual Meeting, Ocean City, Maryland, June 18, 2004, 2004
  • Termination During a Recession: Identifying Employer Error," The Maryland Institute for Continuing Professional Education of Lawyers, Inc. (MICPEL), Columbia, Maryland, April 28, 2009
  • "The Economics of Running an Employment Practice,” Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association (MWELA), Annual Conference, Washington, D.C., March 20, 2003
  • Litigating Race Discrimination Claims,” National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA) Eleventh Annual Convention, Washington, D.C., June 21-24, 2000
  • Georgetown University Law Center, NITA Trial Advocacy Skills Program, Faculty Member
  • St. Mary's Law Journal, Associate Editor, St. Mary's University School of Law
  • "Protecting Employee Rights in the State Courts of Maryland," Third Annual Maryland Employment Lawyers Association (MELA) Conference, Columbia, Maryland, September 28, 2007
  • “Settlement,” Litigating and Resolving Employment Cases: View from the Bench, Georgetown University Law Center, Continuing Legal Education, Washington, D.C., November 3, 2006.
  • “Jury Instructions: Race, Gender, and Age Discrimination Claims: The Plaintiff’s Perspective,” Evidence Issues and Jury Instructions in Employment Cases: American Law Institute-American Bar Association Continuing Professional Education (ALI-ABA), Washington, D.C. February 9-10, 2006.
  • "Running a Solo or Small Law Firm,” MSBA Solo and Small Firm Practice Section: Maryland State Bar Association Annual Meeting, Ocean City, Maryland, June 18, 2004.
  • "Pre-Litigation Phase II,” Litigating Employment Cases: Views from the Bench, Georgetown University Law Center Continuing Legal Education, Washington, D.C., October 2-3, 2003.
  • “The Economics of Running an Employment Practice,” Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association (MWELA), Annual Conference, Washington, D.C., March 20, 2003.
  • "Changes in Employment Law,” Keynote Speaker: Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), Reston, Virginia, 2003.
  • “Sex Discrimination Jury Verdict,” Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association (MWELA) Seminar, Washington, D.C., February, 2002.
  • "The Plaintiff’s Perspective,” Winning Through Discovery in Employment Discrimination Cases: The Maryland Institute for Continuing Professional Education of Lawyers, Inc. (MICPEL), Columbia, Maryland, September 12, 2002.
  • "Changes in Employment Law,” Keynote Speaker: Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), Reston, Virginia, October, 2001.
  •  Importance of Jury Duty,” NAACP, Prince George’s County, Maryland, April, 1999. 
  • Age Discrimination – A Fact of Life,” Senior Attorneys Forum: The Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia, Washington, D.C., May 7, 1998.
  • "Documentation – To Prevent Workplace Problems” & “Human Resources: What Franchisors Aren’t Sharing with You and Why,” AAFD’s 15th Anniversary Franchisee Leadership Summit and Annual Meeting, American Association of Franchisees and Dealers, Fort Worth, Texas, April 29-May 2, 2007.
  • “Triage: Case Selection and Intake,” Litigating and Resolving Employment Cases: Views from the Bench, Georgetown University Law Center Continuing Legal Education, Washington, D.C., November 3-4, 2005. 
  • “Legal Marketing,” North American Legal Senior Leadership PanelThomson Reuters, Lansdowne Resort, Leesburg, Virginia, May 16, 2008.
  • “Race Discrimination – Federal and State Courts,” NAACP, Prince George’s County, Maryland, May 17, 2007.
  • “Women in the Law: Strategies for Success,” Federal Bar Association Maryland Chapter, University of Maryland Carey School of Law, Baltimore, Maryland, November 8, 2012.
  • “The Dynamics of Employment Litigation in Federal Court: A View from the Bench and the Bar,” The Employment Law Sections of the Bar Association of Montgomery Co., and the Prince George’s County Bar, Maryland, United States District Court, Greenbelt, Maryland, January 10, 2013.
  • “Women in the Law,” Board of Governors for the Federal Bar Association Maryland Chapter, Miles & Stockbridge, 100 Light Street, Baltimore, Maryland, February 26, 2016.

Representative Clients:

  • International Business Sales and Services (IBSS Corporation)

Educational Background:

  • Longwood College, Farmville, VA
Office Location for Linda Hitt Thatcher

7849 Belle Point Drive
Belle Point Office Park
Greenbelt, MD 20770

Phone: 301-441-1400

Fax: 301-441-9602

 

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