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 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1988
Practice Areas:
  • Employment & Labor: Employer (50%),
  • Employment & Labor: Employee (50%)
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney Linda Hitt Thatcher is the founder and manager of Thatcher Law Firm in Greenbelt, Maryland. A top-rated trial attorney with more than 31 years of legal experience, Ms. Thatcher provides exceptional representation to clients across the state who have legal needs involving any of the following:

    · Employment law for employees and employers alike

    · Employment discrimination, sexual harassment and other related grievances

    · Business counseling and EEO training

    · Civil litigation and appeals

    Certified as a civil mediator, Ms. Thatcher has helped hundreds of clients resolve their conflicts and reach favorable agreements without the need for expensive, time-consuming and stressful court battles. However, she also has extensive trial experience and will not hesitate to take her clients' matters to court when necessary.

    She has also handled numerous appeals, and whether inside or outside of the courtroom, she maintains an unwavering focus on protecting her clients' rights and entitlements while helping them achieve the positive results they seek as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible.

    Nationally recognized as one of the leading legal advocates in the country for her practice areas, Ms. Thatcher has earned numerous awards and honors from her peers, including consistent recognition as a Top Lawyer from Washingtonian Magazine since 2007. She also holds an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell, and she received the Exceptional Service Award in 2017 from the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland.

    A 1981 graduate of Longwood University, Ms. Thatcher obtained her Juris Doctor from St. Mary's University School of Law in 1986. While there, she served as associate editor of the St. Mary's Law Journal. She is admitted to practice in Maryland, Pennsylvania and the District of Columbia as well as before the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland and the District of Columbia, the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the United States.

    A leader in her legal community, Ms. Thatcher has served as president and member of the board of governors of the Federal Bar Association's Maryland Chapter. She is also a permanent member of the Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference and member of the Historical Society for the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland. Moreover, she maintains active involvement with many other local, state and national legal organizations, including the Women's Bar Associations of Maryland and the District of Columbia, among others.

    *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
    • 50%Employment & Labor: Employer
    • 50%Employment & Labor: Employee
    Focus Areas

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

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    Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2021

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    About Linda Thatcher

    Admitted: 1988, Maryland

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

    Honors/Awards:

    • Top Employment Lawyers, Washingtonian Magazine, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017
    • Maryland and Washington, D.C. Super Lawyer, 2019
    • Maryland and Washington, D.C. Super Lawyer, 2020
    • 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

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

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

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Anne Arundel Bar Association
    • Maryland, 1988
    • Society for Human Resource Management
    • Pennsylvania, 1987
    • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
    • American Bar Association
    • Historical Society, United States District Court for the District of Maryland, 2012 - Present
    • Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association
    • Women's Bar Association of the District of Columbia
    • District of Columbia, 1988
    • District of Columbia Court of Appeals
    • Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference, Permanent Member
    • U.S. Supreme Court, 2010
    • National Employment Lawyers Association
    • Women's Bar Associations of the District of Columbia
    • Women's Bar Association of Maryland
    • Federal Bar Association of Maryland, Maryland Chapter, President: Board of Governors, 2010-2011
    • U.S. District Court District of Maryland
    • U.S. Court of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit
    • Maryland Bar Association
    • Maryland Employment Lawyers Association
    • Women's Bar Associations of Maryland

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Board of Directors, Elizabeth Seton High School

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • “Sex Discrimination Jury Verdict,” Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association (MWELA) Seminar, Washington, D.C., February 2002.
    • Frequent Lecturer, Employment Issues and Trial Practice, 1900
    • "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.
    • Litigating Race Discrimination Claims,” National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA) Eleventh Annual Convention, Washington, D.C., June 21-24, 2000
    •  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.
    • Termination During a Recession: Identifying Employer Error," The Maryland Institute for Continuing Professional Education of Lawyers, Inc. (MICPEL), Columbia, Maryland, April 28, 2009
    • "Protecting Employee Rights in the State Courts of Maryland," Third Annual Maryland Employment Lawyers Association (MELA) Conference, Columbia, Maryland, September 28, 2007
    • St. Mary's Law Journal, Associate Editor, St. Mary's University School of Law
    • Georgetown University Law Center, NITA Trial Advocacy Skills Program, Faculty Member
    • “Race Discrimination – Federal and State Courts,” NAACP, Prince George’s County, Maryland, May 17, 2007.
    • “Legal Marketing,” North American Legal Senior Leadership PanelThomson Reuters, Lansdowne Resort, Leesburg, Virginia, May 16, 2008.
    • "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.
    • “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, 2004
    • "The Economics of Running an Employment Practice,” Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association (MWELA), Annual Conference, Washington, D.C., March 20, 2003
    • “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. 
    • “Women in the Law,” Board of Governors for the Federal Bar Association Maryland Chapter, Miles & Stockbridge, 100 Light Street, Baltimore, Maryland, February 26, 2016.
    • "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
    • “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: Strategies for Success,” Federal Bar Association Maryland Chapter, University of Maryland Carey School of Law, Baltimore, Maryland, November 8, 2012.
    • “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.
    • "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.

    Representative Clients:

    • International Business Sales and Services (IBSS Corporation)

    Educational Background:

    • Longwood College, Farmville, VA
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    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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