Past Presidents: Linda M. Estrada (2007)


Linda M. Estrada, Esquire is a Trademark Attorney-Advisor at the United States Patent & Trademark Office where she has practiced law since 1999.  In 2012, she received a Bronze Medal Award from the U.S. Department of Commerce for superior performance and exemplary contributions to the goals of the United States Patent & Trademark Office.


Prior to her federal government service, Ms. Estrada was in private practice in Montgomery County, Maryland as the principal of a general litigation law practice representing clients before the District and Circuit Courts of Maryland, the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland and before administrative agencies. She is licensed to practice law in the State of Maryland and the District of Columbia.  Ms. Estrada earned her law degree from the Columbus School of Law at the Catholic University of America, where she served on Board of Directors of the Latin American Law Student Association.  She also earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from the Catholic University of America.


Ms. Estrada has been a member of the Hispanic Bar Association of DC (HBA-DC) since the 1990s and served on the Board of Directors for over ten years before becoming President from 2007-2008. In 2010, she joined the Board of Directors of the HBA-DC Foundation.  Ms. Estrada has served on various committees and boards over the years including: as a member of the Dean’s Diversity Council at the Washington College of Law at American University; as President of the Maryland Hispanic Bar Association from 1997-1998; as Regional President for Region V of the Hispanic National Bar Association; and as a member of the Board of Directors of the Neighborhood Legal Services Program in Washington, D.C. Most recently, she served as Commissioner on the Trial Courts Judicial Nominating Commission for Montgomery County, Maryland appointed by Governor Martin O’Malley.  She is a native of Washington, D.C.



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