Linda joined DGB Lawyers in 1986 and became a partner in 1991.
Linda completed her tertiary studies at the Australian National University, where she obtained degrees in Arts and Law. She was admitted as a solicitor in 1981 after completing her practical legal training at the College of Law in Sydney.
Linda moved to Wollongong in 1985 after working in a general practice in South Western New South Wales.
Linda has been actively involved in the Wollongong community. She served on the management committee of the Illawarra Legal Centre for more than 20 years, and has provided her services to the roster operated by that Centre which provides free legal advice to the community since 1986. She has won awards from the Law Society, and The Law and Justice Foundation.
Linda has also been the honorary solicitor of Wollongong Emergency Housing and is an active member of the P&C Committee at her son's school. She currently serves on the Board of the Cram Foundation.
Linda was the first female President of the Wollongong and District Law Society.
In recent years Linda has developed a specialist practice in surrogacy and has given evidence to parliamentary enquiries in Queensland and New South Wales on this area.
Linda has had many years experience in helping clients to resolve differences in an atmosphere of mutual respect and has completed an advanced course in Collaborative Practice.
Collaborative Practice is the name given to the cooperative approach between lawyers and clients where all parties work together to resolve the problems that result from the breakdown of the relationship. Linda sees this as an ideal approach for separating families using problem solving approaches, keeping control of the process within the family, working with family experts, emphasizing the needs of children and promoting agreement suitable to all parties and avoiding unnecessary litigation in court.