Linda graduated summa cum laude from the University of Houston with a Bachelor of Science in Political Science and Psychology. She won many national titles in Speech and Debate for the University of Houston and was an Academic Excellence Scholarship Recipient and Dean’s List Scholar. Linda went on to obtain her Juris Doctor from South Texas College of Law Houston as a Dean’s Merit Scholarship recipient. Linda was an Associate Editor of the Corporate Counsel Review and had her case note on “Discrimination and Retaliation in the Workplace” published. Linda was also an active member of Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity and the Asian Pacific American Law Student Association.
While in law school, Linda had the pleasure of interning with a Fortune 10 company’s legal department. Despite the many exciting areas of law that she was exposed to, she found herself drawn to the pro bono work that the company was dedicated to. It was this experience that led her to clerk for a prominent Plaintiff’s firm in Houston that focused on mass tort claims against large pharmaceutical companies. Linda’s compassion for people and her dedication to fight for the underdog have fueled her efforts in being a Plaintiff’s lawyer.
Linda Phongdara joined the Hastings Law Firm in early 2016. Linda’s inquisitive nature, concern, and sensitivity are the perfect combination to ensure that potential clients have their stories heard.
Linda is a member of the Houston Young Lawyers Association and the Houston Bar Association.
When not working, Linda enjoys catching as much sun as possible with her husband Jimmy and their dogs, Baxter and Edison.