J.D., Florida State University, 2011, Environmental and Land Use Law Certificate, Honors
B.A., English Literature, Florida State University, 2007, Cum Laude Honors
Lindsay is an attorney specializing in environmental and conservation law, small business, and estate planning law. Prior to co-founding Walton & Young, a substantial portion of Lindsay’s practice has focused on environmental and conservation matters, with an emphasis on remediation and reuse of property impacted by soil and groundwater contamination. At the state level, she was Assistant General Counsel for the Florida Department of Environmental Protection as the Institutional Controls Attorney completing negotiation and review of environmental covenants. On the private side, she worked as Associate Attorney at a boutique environmental law firm in Miami, Florida, with a primary focus on Brownfield redevelopment projects, support of complex real estate transactions related to environmental due diligence, regulatory and third-party environmental liability, negotiation and execution of cleanup agreements, and evaluation of tax-credit eligibility. Her practice has included lobbying before local governments and participation in community outreach related to environmental designations.
Lindsay was also an attorney at a Denver law firm specializing in Special District law. As general counsel for special districts across Colorado, her work included participation in district organization, elections, public meetings, negotiation and administration of various agreements, public financing, and project management for commercial, mixed-use, and residential communities across Colorado. Lindsay also has experience in Colorado in bankruptcy, foreclosure, and real estate law.
In addition, Lindsay has worked on various legal publications; most notably, as co-author of a textbook chapter related to factory farming entitled, What Can Animal Law Learn from Environmental Law? (Randall S. Abate, ed. 2015), and served as a research assistant for textbooks related to climate change and indigenous peoples and climate change impacts on ocean and coastal law. She was also the Colorado State Coordinator for “Clean Trails,” a non-profit organization dedicated to conservation and preserving litter-free open spaces, and spent time in the British Colombian inland temperate rainforest volunteering at an off-the-grid eco lodge.
Of her practice at Walton & Young, Lindsay says, “I’m absolutely delighted to work within our community to bring effective, creative solutions to business-owners, families, and the environment. The most thrilling parts of my job are assisting excited entrepreneurs with new projects or helping re-cultivate communities through environmental cleanup; it is incredibly rewarding to work with families for the protection of their homes and loved-ones. I'm lucky to live in Colorado, and I love connecting with its people and places.”
When she is not practicing law, Lindsay enjoys reading, creative writing, and staying active. She received her yoga teacher certification in India and you can generally find her in downward dog, working out, concert-going, hiking, skiing, traveling, or spending time with family and friends.