Linda Anderson Stanley is the senior manager of disaster programming at Equal Justice Works, mobilizing public service attorneys across the country to assist disaster survivors with their unique legal issues. In this position, Linda led the award-winning Disaster Recovery Legal Corp and created and implemented the Disaster Resilience Program. Linda is also an adjunct professor and teaches a Disaster Law Primer at Stetson University College of Law. Prior to joining Equal Justice Works, Linda worked as a Staff Attorney at Bay Area Legal Services in Tampa, Florida, assisting individuals with limited access to legal services with their civil legal needs. She focused primarily on disaster relief, housing law, consumer law, and some Veterans issues. In her capacity as staff attorney at Bay Area Legal Services, Linda was awarded the Hillsborough County Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year award for 2018.
In 2021, Linda was appointed for her third term as the Director of the ABA YLD Disaster Legal Services program. She is also a Cabinet member of the ABA YLD, the YLD liaison to the ABA Standing Committee on Disaster Relief and Preparedness, and a member of the ABA COVID-19 task force, and was recognized as an ABA Star of the Year for both 2020 and 2021. Linda was a recipient of the ABA Top 40 Young Lawyers On the Rise award for 2021.
Linda is also active in her local bar, as demonstrated by the 2021 Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Outstanding Pro Bono Service by a Young Lawyer award. She is currently serving her fourth year as a member of the board of directors of the Hillsborough County Bar Association Young Lawyers Division and serves as the liaison to the HCBA YLD Pro Bono Committee.
Linda received her undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Illinois and her J.D. from the John Marshall Law School in Chicago, Illinois. She is licensed to practice in both Florida and Illinois, and holds court admissions in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and the U.S. Middle District of Florida.