Linda Evarts is a Litigation Staff Attorney at IRAP. In this role, she works on impact litigation in U.S. courts to advance and defend the rights of refugees, asylum seekers, and other people in need of humanitarian relocation.
Prior to joining IRAP, Linda was a staff attorney at The Bronx Defenders, where she represented hundreds of indigent clients, tried six felony and misdemeanor cases, and successfully litigated numerous motions to suppress and motions to dismiss charges. After law school, Linda served as a law clerk to the Honorable Dolly M. Gee of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.
Linda graduated from Yale Law School, where she received the C. Larue Munson Prize for her work in the Veterans Legal Services Clinic and the Criminal Justice Clinic. Prior to law school, Linda was a U.S. Student Fulbright Scholar in Bogotá, Colombia. Linda earned a B.A. from Brown University with Honors in Latin American Studies. Linda speaks Spanish.
Linda is a member of the New York bar.