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Linda Hack

Linda Hack, American judge, department chairman. Bar: Illinois 1979, Texas 1980, United States District Court (northern district) Illinois 1980, United States District Court (northern district) Texas 1981, United States Court Appeals (5th circuit) 1981, United States Court International Trade 1982, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1983.


Hack, Linda was born on November 30, 1949 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Daughter of Paul K. and Lorraine B. (Johnston) Hack.


Master of Arts, Roosevelt University, 1975. Juris Doctor, DePaul University, 1979.


Judge administrative law Illinois Department Labor, 1979-1980. Associate Law Office F. Ward Steinbach, 1981-1983. Of counsel Hicks, Gillespie, James & Lesser, 1983-1984.

Partner Hack & Derer, Dallas, 1983-1989. Magistrate Dallas County, from 1987. Arbitrator Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Professional Neutral-HERLAW, since 1989.

Administrative law judge Texas Employment Commission, 1991-1993.


Member subcommittee medical and legal centers Goals for Dallas, 1984-1985. Political action committee Oak Lawn Democrats, 1984-1985, vice chair, 1990-1991. Voter registration committee Dallas Area Women's Political Caucus, 1984, vice chairman 1985-1986, Democratic committee precinct chairman 1988-1991, board directors 1984-1985.

Founding member, vice president, board directors, treasurer Richardson Theatre Center, Inc., 1989-1990. Member American Bar Association (various committees), Illinois Bar Association, Texas Bar Association (various committees), Dallas Bar Association (various committees), National Conference Women's Bar Associations (speakers bureau 1984-1985, chairman directory 1984-1985, secretary 1985-1986, vice president 1986-1987, board directors 1987-1990), National Association Women Judges, American Judicature Society, Texas Young Lawyers Association (co-chairman alternate dispute resolution committee 1984-1986), Dallas Association Young Lawyers (chairperson alternate dispute resolution committee 1984-1985), Dallas Women Lawyers Association (vice president 1982-1983, president 1983-1984, public relations liaison 1984, liaison national conference women's bar association 1984-1989, Texas State Bar Resolution Committee representative 1989), Women's Bar Association Illinois, Association Trial Lawyers American, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Academy Family Mediators (full, legislation committee chair 1987-1988), Mediation Council Illinois, Texas Association Family Mediators, Inc. (founding member), Society Professionals in Dispute Resolution (regular, president region VI), Industrial Relations Research Association, National Federation Business and Professional Women's Club (delegate national convention 1983), Texas Federation Business and Professional Women's Club (chairman public relations convention 1984-1985, treasurer 1984-1985, chairman individual development 1983-1984, chairman public relations 1983-1984, district treas, recipient Texas National Program award 1983), White Rock Business and Professional Women's Club (chairman individual development 1983-1984, chairman goals committee 1984-1985, president 1985-1986), Business and Professional Women, Dallas, Inc.

(program chairman 1982-1983), Zonta.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: travel, public speaking, soap operas.


Married Thomas E. Barnes, November 30, 1967 (divorced May 1977). Married Gary J. Derer, August 15, 1979 (divorced February 1989).