Linda Anderson Stanley is the Senior Manager for Disaster Programing at Equal Justice Works; mobilizing public service attorneys across the country to assist disaster survivors with their unique legal issues. In this position, Linda leads 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 of Law. Prior to joining Equal Justice Works, Stanley 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 Veteran’s issues. In her capacity as staff attorney at Bay Area Legal Services, Stanley was awarded the Hillsborough County Outstanding Young Lawyer of the year award for 2018.
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.
Linda is serving her second term as the Director of the ABA YLD Disaster Legal Services program, and 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. Linda is also a member of the board of directors of the Hillsborough County Bar Association Young Lawyers Division and serves as the liaison to the YLD Pro Bono Committee.