I am a human rights activist turned attorney.
My firm represents people escaping persecution, victims of crime and violence, families trying to reunite or trying to keep their family together, and we also assist businesses and professionals achieve their immigration goals.
I am compassionate with my clients, but aggressive with the law while seeking innovative solutions and pushing boundaries in order to provide more protection and opportunities for my clients.
Licensed since 2012
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Lindsey participated in the Domestic Violence CPO Clinic at Legal Aid in Cincinnati through the University of Cincinnati Law School, and I was the supervising attorney at Legal Aid. I was consistently impressed with Lindsey's litigation skills, professionalism, and empathy for clients. I observed Lindsey argue several CPO petitions in court and saw many of her interactions with clients, and she was excellent in all respects. She was also very well prepared and did great research. I know that Lindsey is also personally very committed to human rights and public interest work, and I think she would make an excellent addition to any organization.
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
|VA||Authorized to practice law||2012||03/11/2014|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Arthur Russell Morgan Human Rights Fellowship||University of Cincinnati College of Law||2009|
|Carl Wilkens Fellowship||Genocide Intervention Network||2009|
|Managing Partner||Kayi & Wilkes PLLC||2013 - Present|
|Pro-bono Attorney||Torture Abolition and Survivor Support Coalition||2013 - Present|
|Owner||Wilkes Legal Contracting||2012 - 2014|
|Law Clerk||Kentucky Department Of Public Advocacy||2012 - 2012|
|Limited Practicing Intern||Legal Aid Society of Cincinnati||2011 - 2011|
|Legal Intern||Schonbrun, DeSimone, Seplow, Harris, Hoffman, & Harrison, LLP||2011 - 2011|
|Legal Intern||International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia||2010 - 2010|
|Founder||GENed||2007 - 2009|
|Agent||Tingen's Insurance Agency||2005 - 2008|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association||Member||2013 - Present|
|Women's Bar Association of the District of Columbia||Member||2013 - Present|
|University of Cincinnati College of Law||N/A||JD - Juris Doctor||2012|
|Columbia College (Columbia, SC)||Communication & Business Administration||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2005|
|Orientation for arriving Ethiopians||Asylum||2014|