Linda Icenhauer-Ramirez is a solo practitioner in Austin.  With over thirty years of experience, Linda has devoted the bulk of her career to defending both adults and juveniles accused of criminal offenses.

As a trial lawyer, Linda has been deemed qualified by the area district judges to handle the most serious criminal cases.  She has successfully tried every level of criminal case from misdemeanors up to death penalty cases.  She has handled thousands of cases at the trial level with the primary goal of being a zealous advocate for her clients. She has a reputation of being a skilled and aggressive litigator

As an appellate lawyer, Linda has appeared before the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, the Austin Court of Appeals, the Beaumont Court of Appeals, the Eastland Court of Appeals, the Corpus Christi Court of Appeals and the Amarillo Court of Appeals.  She has won many appeals throughout the years.

As a result of her years of experience, Linda has become someone whom other lawyers go to for advice and help on their cases.  She has acted as a mentor to many young lawyers in the community. 

Linda received her B.A. in Government with High Honors from the University of Texas in 1975 and her J.D. from the University of Texas Law School in 1978. 

Work Experience

During the first three years of her career, Linda worked at Staff Counsel for Inmates in Huntsville, Texas representing prison inmates and East Texas Legal Services in Beaumont, Texas representing low income clients in family law cases. In 1981, Linda was hired to work at the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals in Austin, Texas as a research attorney for Judge Michael McCormick. It was at the Court of Criminal Appeals that Linda discovered her love for criminal law and for appellate work. Linda worked for Judge McCormick for six and a half years reviewing and drafting opinions in thousands of criminal appeals. In 1988, Linda left the Court of Criminal Appeals and entered private practice doing criminal defense work. Since 1988, she has represented thousands of individuals charged with criminal offenses.

Professional Associations and Activities 

Linda is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers' Association, the Austin Criminal Defense Lawyers' Association and the Williamson County Bar Association. In 2008 she was elected a life fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation. She has served as chairperson of the Travis County Bar Association Criminal Law Section, director and presiding director of the Austin Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and she has served on the board of directors of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association.

She has been the course director for several continuing legal education seminars and is a frequent seminar speaker.