Linda D. Frith


Linda Frith retired December 31, 2018. She represented a broad range of clients in matters involving employment and workplace issues and liability disputes. Virginia Business Magazine has recognized Linda as among Virginia’s “Legal Elite” in the field of employment law and litigation. Virginia Lawyers Weekly selected Linda as one of its “Influential Women of Virginia.”

Underlying her representation of employers was a strong principle of finding the right approach to achieve her clients. She has successfully represented employers in cases with issues involving the Family and Medical Leave Act, Virginia Workers’ Compensation Act, Title VII, Americans with Disabilities Act, discrimination on the basis of sex, race and ethnicity, wrongful termination, retaliatory discharge, defamation and assault and battery and others.

She has represented employers in state and federal courts across Virginia and in front of the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission, Virginia Employment Commission and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. She has also lectured on many occasions on FMLA, Title VII, EEOC and Virginia Workers’ Compensation topics.


  • College of William and Mary (B.B.A.)
  • Washington and Lee University School of Law (J.D.)

Areas of Practice:

  • Employment & Workplace Law
  • Litigation
  • Workers’ Compensation

Bar Admissions:

  • Virginia Bar
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Professional Honors, Affiliations and Activities:


  • Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent Rated
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America, Employment Law – Management and Workers’ Compensation – Employers and Workers’ Compensation
  • Listed in the 21st Edition of the Best Lawyers in America, Employment Law – Management and Workers’ Compensation
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, Workers’ Compensation
  • Member – American Bar Association


  • Member – Virginia Law Foundation
  • Recognized by Virginia Lawyers Weekly in its selection of “Influential Women of Virginia”
  • Selected annually as one of Virginia’s “Super Lawyers” Specializing in Civil Litigation, Virginia Super Lawyers magazine
  • Named as one of Virginia’s “Legal Elite” Specializing in Litigation, Virginia Business magazine
  • Named as one of Virginia’s “Legal Elite” Specializing in Employment Law, Virginia Business magazine
  • Named as one of “Virginia’s Best Women Lawyers” in Virginia Living Magazine
  • Selected as a “Top Attorney” in Virginia in Richmond Magazine
  • Past Chair – Standing Committee on Lawyer Discipline, Virginia State Bar
  • Past member – Sixth District Disciplinary Committee – Virginia State Bar
  • Member – Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys
  • Past member – Professionalism Course Faculty – Virginia State Bar
  • Member – Virginia Bar Association

Community Honors, Affiliations and Activities:

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers’ 2015 Roanoke Employment Law – Management “Lawyer of the Year”
  • Past Chair of Board of Trustees, North Cross School
  • Board Member – The Grandin Theatre Foundation
  • Chair – Economic Development Authority, City of Roanoke
  • Board Member – Roanoke Women’s Foundation
  • Member – Law Council, Washington and Lee School of Law
  • Past member – Board of Directors & Executive Committee – The Roanoke Symphony Society
  • Past member – Board of Directors & Executive Committee – United Way of Roanoke Valley