Linda B. Johnson is a partner at Hinman, Howard & Kattell, LLP and works out of the Albany office. She is a member of the Litigation, Appellate Practice, Commercial Litigation and Construction Law practice groups. Linda initially joined the firm in 2003. She rejoined the firm in 2010 after serving as an appellate court attorney for the New York State Appellate Division of the Supreme Court, Third Judicial Department from 2009-2010. Linda is also the Special Appellate Counsel for Rensselaer County, handling criminal appeals. She has served in this role since September 2016.
Linda focuses her private practice on plaintiff’s personal injury, civil and criminal appeals, construction disputes, Article 81 Guardianship proceedings and general litigation. Linda has extensive in-court trial, motion practice, negotiation and mediation experience, and has written and argued countless appeals.
In October 2015, Linda graduated from the Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College in Dubois, Wyoming. She served as a board member to the Trial Lawyers College Alumni Board from October 2015 until November 2018. Linda has lectured on topics such as the use of active listening to improve trial skills for the Academy of Trial Lawyers, Women in the Law for the New York State Bar Association, mechanic’s liens and related considerations for construction industry clients, the litigation of Article 81 Guardianship proceedings, and family business dispute litigation.
Linda has served on the New York State Character & Fitness Committee since April 2011. She is a Past President of the Capital District Women’s Bar Association (CDWBA). She received the Kimberly A. Troisi-Paton Leadership Award from the CDWBA in June 2018 for demonstrating enduring commitment to CDWBA and the community through consistent leadership, perseverance, and selfless dedication to the greater good. Linda has been a delegate to the Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York (WBASNY) for several years, and was a 2018 WBASNY Convention Committee co-chair. Linda serves on the Board of Directors of the Rensselaer County Bar Association and is the alternate delegate to NYSBA. Linda is a member of the Albany County Bar Association and New York State Bar Association.
Linda is a co-founder of the East Greenbush Ski Club, a not-for-profit community organization that brings families together for skiing fun at an affordable cost. She volunteers her time as tennis coach to the local Special Olympics tennis team called the Capital Region Aces, often bringing her two daughters, Haylee (13) and Lindsey (11) with her to help as “kid coaches”. Linda earned her first degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do in June 2018.
Linda maintains a Martindale Hubble rating of AV and an AVVO rating of 5 stars.
Representative reported appellate decisions include People v Greenfield, 167 AD3d 1060 (3d Dept 2018); People v James, 147 AD3d 1211 (3d Dept 2017); People v Lewis, 118 AD3d 1125 (3d Dept 2014); People v Bouton, 107 AD3d 1035 (3d Dept 2013); Satra Realty, LLC v Knovel Corp., 93 AD3d 1128 (3d Dept 2012); People v Leszczynski, 96 AD3d 1162 (3d Dept 2012); Small Bus. Loan Source v 4 Dogs of Syracuse, 81 AD3d 1390 (4th Dept 2011); Brightman v Hackett, 81 AD3d 1200 (3d Dept 2011); Maines Paper & Food Svc. Inc. v Losco Group, Inc., 36 AD3d 1047 (3d Dept 2007); Smith v Genardo, 27 AD3d 821 (3d Dept 2006); LaMonte v County of Broome, 20 AD3d 756 (3d Dept 2005).
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