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Linda Singer wants the world to know something: she’s not the D.C. attorney general. This Singer — Linda R. Singer — has been a mediator and arbitrator for 30 years and works for the D.C. office of alternative dispute resolution company JAMS. D.C.’s new attorney general, Linda J. Singer, has been on the job as Mayor Adrian Fenty’s top lawyer for just over three months after spending 13 years with the nonprofit DC Appleseed. But Linda R. says people believe she’s the District’s legal eagle and that clients, judges, and lawyers are still contacting her to congratulate her on her foray into public service (she says more than 100 people have sent their congratulations). All this would be funny for Linda R., except that it’s costing her money. “Several of my clients told me they were going to call me and ask me to handle a case for them, but they thought I was out of business,” says Linda R. The two Lindas look nothing alike, and the confusion has persisted despite Linda J.’s numerous media appearances. Linda R. is 65; Linda J. is 40. (“She was a year behind my daughter at Harvard Law,” says Linda R.) “I don’t think you’d confuse us in a lineup,” says Linda J., who was once mistakenly offered a hotel room with Linda R.’s husband at a legal conference. “I think once your mind gets set on something, it processes things in a way that confirms what you already believe,” says Linda R.
Jason McLure can be contacted at [email protected].

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