Jan. 11, 2019: Linda Pistner was appointed as the Deputy Legal Counsel at the Maine Governor’s Office by Gov. Janet Mills on Monday, Jan. 7, 2019. Pistner was most recently the Maine Chief Deputy Attorney General. Pistner, 68, of Manchester, Maine, worked as the Chief Deputy Attorney General since 1994. She first started working at the Maine Office of the Attorney General in October, 1979. During the first half of her career at the Attorney General’s Office, Pistner focused extensively on insurance, business and licensing regulation. Pistner, age 68, has worked for five Attorney Generals as the Chief Deputy, working closely with the Legislature and its staff, and with former Governors' Counsels. She also worked on the Advisory Committee on Freedom of Access Laws since its inception and she provides training on that topic to Members of the State Legislature. She is also the Attorney General’s representative on the Maine Citizen Trade Policy Commission and the Advisory Committee on Professional Responsibility. Pistner is a 1975 graduate of the University of Chicago Law School.