Linda Addison

"What I started out believing on faith I now know from personal experience: you can beat long odds if you work hard and do not give up, you can create a major opportunity from a major disappointment, and in the end, family matters most of all."

Linda Addison has over three decades of experience trying cases before judges, juries and arbitration panels. Addison has been a partner with the Houston firm of Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. since 1984, where she serves as a member of the firm's Executive Committee and as the firm's Technology Partner. Practicing in eight areas of concentration, including business litigation, commercial arbitration, intellectual property litigation and securities litigation and enforcement, she has been described by her peers as the lawyer to handle a "bet-the-company" case. Addison was born in Allentown, PA. She received her bachelor's degree at The University of Texas at Austin in 1973 and her J.D. from The University of Texas School of Law in 1976. Addison was recognized as one of the 50 Most Influential Women Lawyers in America by the National Law Journal in 2007 and one of 17 women among its 100 Most Influential Lawyers in America in 2006. Addison focuses her civic efforts on improving public education, health and human services and to increasing tolerance. She was appointed to the United States Commission for the Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad by President Bush in 2006. Later, she was named the United Way of the Texas Gulf Coast 2006 Woman of the Year. She serves on the boards of the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Holocaust Museum Houston and the Center for Houston's Future.

Houston Woman Magazine ]une/]uly 2008

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