Linda D. De Jesús Casiano
Linda D. De Jesús Casiano is a bilingual (Spanish-English) dedicated attorney that will make a stand for your rights and freedom. She is from Puerto Rico, a place where she grew her ambition to fight for social justice. Linda graduated from the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico School of Law, receiving a scholarship based on her GPA and academic background. There, she participated in the following student associations: Puerto Rico Innocence Project, Access to Justice Movement, and Gender Diversity Rights, always seeking to get involved in initiatives that advance freedom, empowerment, and justice.
At law school, she participated in the Third Legal Writing Contest of the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico, “Access to justice as a fundamental right.” This writing presents her passion for freedom and equal access to justice, resisting and challenging the systemic barriers.
As part of her academic background, Linda has a bachelor’s degree in social work where she graduated Magna Cum Laude, and a master’s degree in Administration in Social Work, both from the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico.
During the last ten years, she has been working in the nonprofit sector, eager to promote social justice, equity, and empowerment of those disadvantaged and oppressed communities.
Linda has been a part-time faculty member of the graduate master’s degree program of the Social Work Department of the IUPR Metropolitan Campus. There she taught the Diversity and Oppression course, among others. There, she reaffirmed her commitment to the importance of advancing human rights and social, economic, and environmental justice. She promoted cultural competence and cultural humility as an essential competence of valuing and respecting all persons equally.
She also has been involved in various voluntary initiatives, including serving on a Board of Directors. In 2017 she helped collect and distribute essential items for families affected by Hurricane Maria. In 2020 she helped with the acquisition of goods for those effected by the earthquakes in Puerto Rico.
She is an active member of the American Bar Association, the Hispanic National Bar Association, Silicon Valley Bar Association, Northern California Translators Association (NCTA), and The Network for Social Work Management.
She won the Beatriz LaSalle Scholarship granted by the Association of Professionals of Social Work of Puerto Rico. She received a medal recognition for Civil and Humanitarian service awarded by the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico, Arecibo Campus.
At Silver Law Firm, she is part of a team of attorneys committed to protecting and reaffirming the United States Constitution and California Constitution’s fundamental rights and protections.