Linda J. Guss
Child Advocacy Section of the Oregon Department of Justice
Linda J. Guss is an Assistant Attorney in Charge of the Child Advocacy Section of the Oregon Department of Justice (DOJ). She has been with DOJ since 1988. For seven years, Linda litigated termination of parental rights, child support, and paternity cases at DOJ. In 1996, she became the contact attorney for the Oregon Department of Human Services child welfare program (DHS), responsible for coordinating and providing advice on all aspects of juvenile dependency law. In 2002, Linda became an Assistant Attorney in Charge, managing other AAGs who provide advice and litigation services to the DHS child welfare program. She continues to be responsible for providing advice to the DHS child welfare program on a wide array of cases and issues. She is a member of the Oregon Law Commission Juvenile Code Revision Workgroup and the State Child Fatality Review Team and has served as co-editor and chapter author for the OSB Juvenile Law Desk Book. Linda received a B.S. in Criminology in from Southern Oregon University and her J.D. from Willamette University College of Law in 1988.