Linda A. Cabatic

Linda A. Cabatic
Director & Chief Administrative Law Judge, Office of Administrative Hearings
Department of General Services

Linda was appointed as Director of the Office of Administrative Hearings in April 2012. Prior to her current appointment, she was named Deputy Director for OAH in June 2008.

Prior to her appointment at OAH, she was the Chief Counsel and Deputy Director for the Office of Legal Services for DGS, where she advised the Director and Executive Staff on many legal issues. She was also successful in eliminating the Staff Counsel III ratios and was able to acquire and appoint the first Staff Counsel IV position for the Department.

Before coming to DGS, Linda served as the Chief Counsel for the Secretary of State’s Office; Senior Deputy Legal Affairs Secretary for former Governor Gray Davis; General Counsel for the Department of Education and Senior Assistant Attorney General for the Government Law Section at the Attorney General’s Office. Linda spent 18 years at the Attorney General’s Office and began her legal career at the Legislative Counsel Bureau.

Linda is involved in the Asian Bar Association of Sacramento and has received the Attorney General’s Award for Excellence. She is a graduate of Hastings College of the Law, where she served as the Co-Editor-In-Chief of the International Law Review. She is also a graduate of the University of California Davis, where she served as a Senator on the ASUCD Student Senate; headed up various committees as a member of the Picnic Day Board; was a reporter for the Cal Aggie and worked as a London Bus conductor.