JD, Vermont Law School, 1986;
BA, Aquinas College, 1981
Linda Purdy has been an assistant Attorney General for the state of Vermont for 25 years and an adjunct professor of law since 1994 at Vermont Law School, where she teaches trial practice. She began her legal career as the director of the Child Protection Unit in the Vermont Attorney General's office, specializing in the criminal prosecution of child sexual abuse cases. In 1997, she became the director of the Vermont Attorney General's Medicaid Fraud and Residential Abuse Unit, specializing in prosecuting healthcare provider fraud and vulnerable adult abuse and neglect cases. In April 2010, she stepped down from the directorship of the unit to concentrate more of her efforts in elder and vulnerable adult abuse. In 2006, she was the executive producer of the training film "Drug Diversion in Vermont: When Healing Hands Harm." The film had nationwide distribution and she has conducted training on investigating and prosecuting drug diversion cases in healthcare settings on the local and national levels. She has been cross-designated as a special assistant U.S. Attorney for healthcare fraud cases. She has spent the majority of her legal career in the courtroom, prosecuting complex criminal cases.