Lindsay Brinton

Counsel
Lindsay is counsel in the Litigation group.
Lindsay Brinton, Counsel, Washington, DC at Arent Fox

Lindsay's primary focus is representing over 1,000 landowners in Arizona, Florida, Kansas, Michigan, South Carolina, New York, Oregon, Tennessee, and Missouri to pursue their Fifth Amendment Takings claims against the federal government. These clients’ claims arose from a conversion of their property under the federal National Trails System Act.

In addition to her Fifth Amendment Takings cases, Lindsay also represents clients in litigated and non-litigated business disputes such as breach of contract matters, real estate litigation, construction matters, insurance disputes, regulatory matters, business torts, patent litigation, and professional liability matters.

She has experience in drafting appellate briefs in the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the Kansas Supreme Court, and the US Supreme Court.

Previous Work

Prior to joining Arent Fox, Lindsay was an associate for a large national law firm in St. Louis, specializing in business litigation. She began her legal career working as an associate for a regional law firm specializing in insurance defense litigation.

Professional Activities

Lindsay is a member of the Missouri Bar and the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis. She is also an adjunct professor of legal writing at St. Louis Community College and a volunteer for Legal Advocates for Abused Women.

Publications, Presentations & Recognitions

  • “The Trails Act: Railroading Property Owners and Taxpayers for More Than a Quarter Century,” 45 Real Property Probate and Trust Journal 115, co-author, 2010
  • “Snowmobiling in Voyageurs National Park: The Eighth Circuit Gives One Answer Amidst a Blizzard of Controversy,” 12 Missouri Environmental Law and Policy Review 159 (2005).

During law school, Lindsay was the managing editor for the Missouri Environmental Law and Policy Review.

Life Beyond the Law

In her free time, Lindsay likes to spend time with her husband and their three children. She is on the Young Professionals Board of Marygrove, an organization dedicated to helping disadvantaged youth, as well as the Professional Women’s Alliance of St. Louis. Lindsay loves to read, run, golf, and play tennis.

  • Bar & Court Admissions
    • District of Columbia Bar
    • Missouri Bar
    • US Court of Federal Claims
    • US Tax Court
    • US Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
    • US District Court, Eastern District of Missouri
  • Education
    University of Missouri, Columbia School of Law
    JD
    ,
    Missouri Environmental Law and Policy Review, Managing Editor, Regional Moot Court Team/National Moot Court Prize, Dean's List, Cali Award for Excellence in Administrative Law
    ,
    2006
    University of Missouri, Columbia
    BJ
    ,
    magna cum laude
    ,
    2002