Civil Rights Attorney
Lindsay Battles has dedicated her legal career to civil rights litigation, specializing in complex individual and class action cases arising from police misconduct, unconstitutional jail conditions, and wrongful conviction. Since 2009, she has worked on several §1983 wrongful conviction cases on behalf of individuals who have spent decades in prison for crimes they did not commit. Her efforts in O’Connell v. County of Los Angeles helped the firm achieve a $15 million settlement on behalf of a man who spent 27 years in prison for a murder he did not commit.
Lindsay earned her J.D. at Northwestern University Law School in 2008. During law school, she worked as a law clerk for the ACLU National Drug Law Reform Project and the ACLU of Illinois on issues including conditions of confinement for juvenile detainees and discrimination against LGBT juvenile jail detainees. Lindsay also worked in the Bluhm Legal Clinic’s Children and Family Justice Center where she participated in an ABA-sponsored project examining school discipline from a human rights perspective and helped represent juvenile clients in delinquency and school expulsion proceedings.
Lindsay is admitted to practice in all California state courts, the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. She is a member of the American Bar Association, the Los Angeles County Bar Association, the National Police Accountability Project and the Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles.
Lindsay has been named a Rising Star by Super Lawyer’s Magazine for six consecutive years (2013 – 2018). In 2015, Lindsay was recognized by the ACLU of Southern California with the ACLU Prisoner’s Rights Award for her work on behalf of a family who lost their son to suicide in the Los Angeles County Jail.
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