Linda Addison

Linda Addison

Quick Facts on Linda Addison

  • Born in 1951, the daughter of parents who immigrated to Allentown, Pa., after surviving concentration camps. Speaks only Polish until age 5
  • Earns her B.A. cum laude in UT’s Plan II honors program and her law degree in 1976 from UT’s School of Law; also becomes the first woman managing editor of the Texas Law Review while in law school
  • Joins international law firm of Fulbright & Jaworski LLP
  • Becomes lead counsel in a 1984 case that declared the Texas blue law unconstitutional — making it possible for Texans to shop on Sunday — a case no one thought she’d win
  • Accolades include being named one of AmericaUT’s Top 50 Women Litigators by the National Law Journal in 2001 and Texas Super Lawyer in civil litigation defense for 2004 by Texas Monthly
  • Serves as Fulbright & Jaworski’s technology partner and is involved in the firm’s Committee on Recruitment and Retention of Women and Minorities and its Women’s Initiative Network
  • Under her leadership as chair of the Women’s Initiative of the United Way of the Texas Gulf Coast, the group raises $1 million solely from women
  • Becomes first female member of Fulbright & Jaworski's six-member executive committee
  • Presents a paper focusing on women’s rights and gender equity in the U.S. workplace at the spring session of the 2005 Oxford Round Table at the University of Oxford in Oxford, England
  • Lives by the mantra “Chance favors those in motion,“ by scientist and Zen Buddhist James Austin