Hon. Linda R. Fleming is a judge for the Cambria County Court of Common Pleas in Pennsylvania. She was elected to the bench in 2009, becoming the first woman to serve on the court.
Fleming received a B.A. in pre-law from Pennsylvania State University in 1985. She went on to complete a J.D. at Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson Law in 1988.
Prior to joining the judiciary, Fleming was a partner in the law firm of Ayers & Fleming in Johnstown, where her practice focused on family law issues including divorce, child support, and child custody. She was also one of only six lawyers in Cambria County trained in collaborative law, which helps families involved in divorce avoid litigation. Her legal career also included working as an assistant public defender in Cambria County.
Fleming has taught continuing legal education and adult education programs.
In another first, she was the first woman to serve as president of the Cambria County Bar Association. Fleming also held memberships with the Pennsylvania Conference of State Trial Judges and the Jeremy S. Black American Inns of Court.
She received the YWCA Tribute to Women Award (1995) and the Outstanding Young Citizens Award from the Greater Johnstown Jaycees (1995).
Fleming and her husband, Tom, superintendent of the Richland School District, have two sons. A graduate of Westmont Hilltop High School, she resided in Richland Township with her family at the time of her election.
She is registered as a Democrat.