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What’s Linda’s secret to success? Simply put, she’s more prepared than those she goes up against. Knowing a case inside and out is something Linda takes very seriously. And it’s paid off. Ask around, and everyone she represents – and even some she doesn’t – will tell you how good she is at her job. One client recently said: “I’d hate to go to battle against her. I’m glad she’s on my team.”

Linda brings a unique set of skills to the table that many attorneys can’t match. While she has broad experience in general litigation, as well as civil and insurance defense, her main focus is in litigation concerning the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, or ERISA. This is an often complex area of the law dealing with benefit plans that many lawyers are unfamiliar with, which makes her a valuable addition to any team.

An advocate for the LGBTQ community, Linda has served as President of Resource Center, a Dallas-based organization, which operates one of the largest LGBTQ community centers in the United States and provides education, advocacy and health services. In her free time, Linda raises purebred show dogs, including the top-winning cocker spaniel of all time. Depending on the weekend, you just might find her at one of the many dog shows held throughout the United States.

  • J.D., St. Mary’s University School of Law (1979)
    • Notes and Comments Editor, St. Mary’s Law Journal
  • B.B.A. (Finance), Texas Tech University (1976)
  • ERISA benefits claims
  • Business disputes
  • Breach of contract
  • Fraudulent transfers
  • Negligence
  • Breach of fiduciary duty
  • Trade-secret and proprietary-information misappropriation
  • Insurance bad faith involving disability and life insurance policies
  • Product liability claims
  • Tortious interference with contract
  • Negligent misrepresentation and fraud claims
  • Deceptive Trade Practice Act claims
  • Temporary restraining orders and temporary injunctions
  • State Bar of Texas
  • United States District for the Northern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Texas
  • Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Federal Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Member, State Bar of Texas
    • Animal Law Section
    • LGBT Law Section
    • Litigation Section
    • Insurance Section
  • Member, Dallas Bar Association
  • Member, Federal Bar Association
  • Member, Dallas Women Lawyers Association
  • Member, Attorneys Serving the Community
  • Member, Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
  • Member, Life Fellow, Dallas Bar Foundation
  • President, Resource Center Foundation, Dallas
  • Past President and Past Vice President, Resource Center, Dallas
  • Past Co-Chair, $8.7 Million Resource Center Capital Campaign
  • Past President, American Spaniel Club (Cocker Spaniel Breed Club With More Than 900 Members Worldwide)
  • Past First Vice President and Second Vice President, American Spaniel Club
  • Past Board of Directors, American Spaniel Club Foundation
  • Member, Dallas-Fort Worth Regional Council and Steering Committee, Texas Pride Impact Fund
  • K&L Gates LLP, Dallas (2002-2012)
  • Law Offices of Richard B. Schiro, Dallas (1998-2022)
  • Kuntz & Bonesio LLP (formerly Kuntz, Holden & Bonesio, LLP), Dallas (1993-1998)
  • Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, Dallas (1986-1988)
  • Bickel & Case/Bickel & Associates, Dallas (1981-1986)
  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Mary Lou Robinson, United States District Judge, Northern District of Texas (1980-1981)
  • Briefing Attorney to Justice Carlton B. Dodson, Amarillo Court of Appeals (1979-1980)
  • Recognized, Lawdragon 500 Leading Litigators in America (2023, 2024)
  • Recognized, The Best Lawyers in America®, BL Rankings LLC, Commercial Litigation (2022-2024)
  • Recognized, The Best Lawyers in America®, BL Rankings LLC, Litigation – ERISA (2024)
  • Recognized, Best Lawyers in Dallas, as published in D Magazine (2022)
  • Recognized, Texas Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, as published in Texas Monthly (2016-2023)
  • Recognized, AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated, Peer Review Ratings, the highest rating for legal ability and ethical standards – Martindale-Hubbell
  • Candor With the Court – Dealing With the Misleading Opponent – ABA February 15, 2015, Corporate Counsel Meeting – Co-Author