Lindsey Paxton

Lindsey Paxton is a Spokane native after an initial start as a military kid. After graduating from University High School, Lindsey attended Pacific Lutheran University and graduated with a degree in Social Work and Global Studies in 2007. In college, Lindsey studied abroad in Granada, Spain and Oaxaca, Mexico. After college Lindsey joined the Lutheran Volunteer Corps for two years and was a legal assistant at a legal aid organization in San Francisco, CA for one year and a workers rights advocate in Chicago, IL for the second year.
Based on her commitment to public interest law and social justice, Lindsey was awarded a Thomas Moore scholarship to Gonzaga University School of Law and graduated in 2012. During law school Lindsey spent a semester as an extern providing outreach on workers’ rights to farm workers with Columbia Legal Services in Yakima, WA through the Laurel Rubin Externship Advocacy Program. Lindsey also interned for the Unemployment Law Project.
Lindsey passed the Washington State bar exam in 2012 and spent nearly five years working for the Northwest Justice Project in the Wenatchee, WA office. At NJP Lindsey represented immigrant victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking in civil legal matters such as divorce, child custody, and domestic violence protection orders. Lindsey was also a volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocate for foster children and a Title 26 Guardian ad Litem for child custody cases in Chelan County Superior Court. In 2017 Lindsey returned to Spokane and represented parents in dependency and termination of parental rights cases at the Parents Defense Counsel. Lindsey is a regular volunteer at the Spokane Volunteer Lawyer Program, is fluent in Spanish and admitted to the Washington State Bar. In her spare time Lindsey enjoys hiking with her dogs, traveling, working on her yard and spending time with her family.