Lindsey S. M. Minser


Labor & Employment Law | School & Higher Education

Lindsey’s focus is on school law where she advises school district officials on a variety of issues.

Lindsey advises school district officials on a wide range of student related issues, including special education and accommodation issues under the IDEA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, FERPA and pupil records, student discipline, open enrollment, and family law and circuit court issues that require district attention or involvement. She has represented and advised school districts when responding to IDEA Due Process Hearing requests, complaints, and open enrollment appeals, and has conducted investigations for employers on issues involving staff and students.

Lindsey also has represented clients in family law matters including divorce, child custody and placement, child support, termination of parental rights and adoption, guardianships, and domestic abuse restraining orders and injunctions.  Additionally, she has represented counties in guardianships and mental health commitments.

Prior to private practice, Lindsey served as an Assistant State Public Defender in Ramsey County, MN and as an Assistant District Attorney in Monroe County, WI. As an Assistant District Attorney, she prosecuted a broad range of felony, misdemeanor, and juvenile cases with a special focus on Domestic Violence crimes and served as a staff member of the Operating While Intoxicated Treatment Court and the Coordinated Community Response to Intimate Partner Violence.

While attending UW Law School, Lindsey was a law clerk for the Southern Poverty Law Center in New Orleans, LA on the School-to-Prison Reform Project. She was also a law clerk for the Wisconsin Innocence Project and the Restorative Justice Project.


B.A., University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire

J.D., University of Wisconsin Law School

Professional Activities

  • Member, State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Board of Directors Member, Wisconsin School Attorneys Association (WSAA)
  • Member, Council of School Attorneys (COSA)