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Linda Champion
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lchampion@nesl.edu

Linda Champion

Lecturer on Law

Education

LLM Candidate Boston University, JD Suffolk Law, BS Suffolk University

Professional Background

Linda Champion is an attorney with over 20 years of experience, opinion columnist and educator. Champion was appointed in 2011 as an Assistant District Attorney in the criminal courts under former Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley. In 2013 she joined the Massachusetts Department of Industrial Accidents as an Assistant General Counsel representing the Commonwealth’s Workers’ Compensation Trust Fund. Champion was appointed in 2020 to serve the Town of Milton on the Equity & Justice For all Committee and appointed in 2021 to the Town of Milton Village/Central Avenue Revitalization Committee (MVCARC). Mayor Martin J. Walsh appointed her in 2021 to serve the City of Boston as one of three Commissioners of the Municipal Lobbying Compliance Commission.

Champion spent 13 years as a Senior Lecturer at Suffolk University. For the past 20 years she has served as a lecturer to the City of Boston, Urban Edge, QCAP, and MAHA teaching home ownership programs in Massachusetts. Prior to her public service, she worked as a private attorney, specializing in real estate law, zoning, consumer protection and community development.

Champion has volunteered for several charitable organizations, including fundraising for Newbury College, Thompson Island, The Dimock Center, the Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Association, and Chung Changing Lives. Today, she is an advisor to the President of Whittier Street Health Center, Boston Showstoppers, and is the Chair to the Board of Advisors at Sira Naturals. She is an active board member at the Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts, Urban Edge/CUE Realty, GBH public television and radio in Boston, Justice for Housing, Good Lookin’ Out Solutions for Humanity, Education Divide Reform (EDR), and is the Vice President of the Korean American Citizens League. Champion holds a lifetime membership to the NAACP.

In 2020, Champion graduated from Emerge, a national program that trains female political candidates. She was nominated by the Class of 2020 to continue to serve on their behalf and was appointed to the Mass Emerge Alumni Advisory Board where she serves today as the Chair of the Alumni Committee.

In March 2020, just as the COVID-19 pandemic emerged in the United States, Champion led a grassroots effort to coordinate the manufacturing and collection of facemasks in the Asian community to deliver to hospitals and community health centers that were unable to obtain critical personal protective equipment. This work continues today.