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Lindsey Warren Wilkes

Lindsey Warren Wilkes

Practice areas:

Immigration, Domestic Violence

Lindsey Wilkes

About Me

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. 


Practice Areas

Licensed since 2012

  1. Immigration: 90%
    2 years
  2. Domestic Violence: 10%
    4 years



Fixed (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

18 total 

  • Elizabeth Kamm Abdnour

    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.


    Elizabeth Abdnour
    Relationship: Supervised lawyer

  • James Christopher Sproat

    Lindsey is one of the most compassionate and hard-working attorneys I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. I highly recommend her for any legal issue, but especially for any Immigration representation.


    James Sproat Workers Compensation Attorney
    Relationship: Friend

Contact Info

Kayi & Wilkes PLLC

1325 G St. NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC, 22201-4638


VAAuthorized to practice law201203/11/2014

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Arthur Russell Morgan Human Rights FellowshipUniversity of Cincinnati College of Law2009
Carl Wilkens FellowshipGenocide Intervention Network2009

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing PartnerKayi & Wilkes PLLC2013 - Present
Pro-bono AttorneyTorture Abolition and Survivor Support Coalition2013 - Present
OwnerWilkes Legal Contracting2012 - 2014
Law ClerkKentucky Department Of Public Advocacy2012 - 2012
Limited Practicing InternLegal Aid Society of Cincinnati2011 - 2011
Legal InternSchonbrun, DeSimone, Seplow, Harris, Hoffman, & Harrison, LLP2011 - 2011
Legal InternInternational Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia2010 - 2010
FounderGENed2007 - 2009
AgentTingen's Insurance Agency2005 - 2008

Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember2013 - Present
Women's Bar Association of the District of ColumbiaMember2013 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
AsylumAsylum Granted

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Cincinnati College of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor2012
Columbia College (Columbia, SC)Communication & Business AdministrationBA - Bachelor of Arts2005

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Orientation for arriving EthiopiansAsylum2014