Linda is a graduate of DePaul University College of Law and has been practicing for over 15 years. She began her career as an Associate with a general practice firm concentrating her practice in family law, personal injury and workers’ compensation. While she enjoyed private practice, Linda developed a strong interest in the work of non-profit legal organizations. In 2007, Linda accepted a supervisory position with Catholic Charities as Coordinator of the legal program which provided free legal services to economically disadvantaged clients, including veterans, homeless persons, immigrants, and victims of domestic violence.
Subsequently, Linda started her own private practice and continued to nourish her interest in the work of non-profit organizations by doing pro bono work for low-income families. For over 5 years, Linda has been a volunteer attorney and member of the Board of Directors of Taller de Jose, a non-profit community resource center. In 2012, Linda received Taller de Jose’s Companion Award in recognition of her pro bono efforts.
Linda is a life-long Chicagoan with a passion for serving the underserved in her community. She is thrilled to join Civic Legal Corps as Executive Director.
Tremaine is a labor and employment attorney who has held a number of senior legal consultant positions in both the public and private sectors over the last decade. He currently serves as EEO Compliance Manager with Northeast Illinois Regional Commuter Railroad Corporation (“Metra”) in downtown Chicago. Tremaine has handled numerous claims before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, National Labor Relations Board, U.S. Department of Labor, and has provided support and legal guidance for companies such as Lockheed Martin, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Comcast Cable Corporation, Continental Casualty Company (CNA), the University of Chicago and the Chrysler Corporation. Tremaine holds a Juris Doctor degree and a Masters in Business Administration from Northeastern University School of Law in Boston, Massachusetts.