Linda Michelle Estrada, Esquire is an intellectual property attorney with the United States Patent & Trademark Office where she has practiced law since 1999. She is licensed to practice law in the State of Maryland and District of Columbia. Prior to her federal government service, Ms. Estrada was in private practice in Rockville, Montgomery County, Maryland in the areas of criminal law, civil litigation and immigration. From the period of 1997 to 1998, Ms. Estrada served as the fifth President of the Maryland Hispanic Bar Association. From 1997 to 1999, Ms. Estrada also served as a Commissioner of the Governor’s Commission on Hispanic Affairs, an advisory Committee to the Governor on issues affecting the Hispanic/Latino community of the State of Maryland. Ms. Estrada also served as a Board member of the Montgomery County Hispanic Democratic Club.
From 2000 to 2002, Ms. Estrada served as Regional President of the Hispanic National Bar Association (“HNBA”) for Region V representing the District of Columbia, State of Maryland, Commonwealth of Virginia and West Virginia to the Board of Governors of the national bar association representing the interests of over 10,000 Hispanic/Latino attorneys. In 2003, Ms. Estrada received the 2003 Diversity Award presented at the Fifth Annual Hispanic Law Conference at the Washington College of Law at American University sponsored by the Hispanic Bar Associations of the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, and the HNBA.
Currently, Ms. Estrada is a general Board member of the Maryland Hispanic Bar Association and Co-Chair of the Website Committee. Since 2000, she has served as a Board member of the Hispanic Bar Association of the District of Columbia, including two terms as Vice President of External Affairs from 2000-2002, and of the Neighborhood Legal Services Program of the District of Columbia, a federally funded legal services provider for the poor of the District of Columbia.
A native of the District of Columbia whose parents immigrated to the United States from Ecuador and Guatemala in the 1960’s, Ms. Estrada graduated from the Catholic University of America in 1990 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and with a Juris Doctor from the Columbus School of Law at Catholic University in 1994. She is married to Korgun Ozguler, RealtorR with RE/MAX Realty Services of Bethesda, Maryland and they reside in Rockville, Maryland.