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Linda Hitt Thatcher

Linda Hitt Thatcher

Of Counsel

7849 Belle Point Drive
Greenbelt, MD 20770

    Linda Hitt Thatcher recently joined RWL as of counsel.  Linda is the founder and managing member of Thatcher Law Firm, LLC in Greenbelt, Maryland.  Linda’s practice includes all aspects of employment law, including corporate counseling, EEO training, and litigation on behalf of employers and employees.   She served as co-counsel with the Washington Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs in employment discrimination cases and has served as a faculty member for the NITA Trial Advocacy Skills Program at Georgetown University Law Center.  Since 2007, Linda has consistently been selected as a Top Employment Lawyer by Washingtonian Magazine.

    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.


    • Maryland and Washington, D.C. Super Lawyer (2020, 2019)
    • 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 (2020-2007)

    Publications and Presentations

    • Frequent Lecturer on Employment Issues and Trial Practice
    • NITA Trial Advocacy Skills Program, Faculty Member, Georgetown University Law Center

    Practice Areas

    • Employment:  Management
    • Employment Law Employee
    • Employment Discrimination
    • Sex Discrimination & Sexual Harassment
    • Age, Race, Disability & National Origin 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)


    Linda received her J.D. from St. Mary’s University Law School in San Antonio, Texas, where she served as associate editor of Law Review.  She received her B.A. in Government from Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia.