University of Minnesota-Duluth (BA in 1988)
University of Minnesota Law School (J.D. 1991)
Minnesota State Bar (all trial and appellate courts)
Georgia State Bar (all trial and appellate courts)
Licensed to Practice
Minnesota State Bar (all state trial and appellate courts)
Georgia State Bar (all state trial and appellate courts)
Federal Bar Admissions
U.S. Federal District Court for the District of Minnesota; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit; U.S. Federal District Court for the Northern District of Georgia; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit; and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
American Bar Association; Georgia State Bar Association; DeKalb County Bar Association; Georgia Council of Municipal Judges; and the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges.
South Decatur Community Development Corporation, (2005-2008); Decatur Education Foundation, (2006-2011); Oakhurst Presbyterian Church, Decatur, Georgia, Ordained Elder, (Session) (2006-2009); Atlanta Speech School, Advisory Board, (2008-Present); Clifton Sanctuary Ministry, (2009-2011).
Lindsay R.M. Jones is of counsel with COOK, p.c. Since 2006 Lindsay has been with the Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, Georgia as Associate Director for the Center for Advocacy and Dispute Resolution and Adjunct Professor Law. His responsibilities include overseeing the administration of the law school’s Trial Techniques and Litigation Programs, as well as the development of the Center’s special projects and forums. His teaching at Emory focuses on advocacy skills and access to justice. Also since 2006, Lindsay has served as a Municipal Court Judge for the City of Decatur. In 2010, Lindsay was appointed by Governor Sonny Perdue upon the recommendation of the Chief Magistrate Court Judge for DeKalb County and nomination of the DeKalb County Superior Court Judges to serve as a part-time Associate Magistrate Court Judge for the DeKalb County Magistrate Court through the term ending January, 2013.
Early in his career Lindsay was a founding partner with the law firm of Jones & Kushner, LLP in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and served as a Special Assistant Attorney General for the Office of the Minnesota Attorney General, in which capacity he served on a civil rights advisory committee to the Attorney General on the implementation of the Minnesota Supreme Court’s reform recommendations resulting from its Task Force Report on Racial Bias in the Minnesota Legal System. Later on he served as an Assistant County Attorney for the St. Louis County Attorney’s Office, Duluth, Minnesota. He managed a client portfolio of local government agencies including: the County Land Department, County Recorder’s Office, Court Administrator’s Office, Information Management Systems Department, Emergency Communications Department, and County Health and Zoning Department. His responsibilities included handling their respective transactional and litigation needs. Additionally, he supervised the county’s self-insured workers’ compensation unit and managed assigned government immunities litigation. In 2001 he became affiliated with the Institute on Race & Poverty, a civil rights think tank at the University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, Minnesota, as a Senior Fellow and Adjunct Professor of Law. He also served as the Deputy Director and Director of Advocacy for the Legal Aid Society of North Carolina, in which capacity he was instrumental in the reorganization of twelve nonprofit legal aid programs into a single statewide legal assistance delivery system for the elderly and economically needy in North Carolina.
In his work as a trial attorney in private practice Lindsay has represented individuals in civil rights, employment, consumer, personal injury and wrongful death cases in Arizona, California, Georgia and Minnesota. More recently he has focused his practice on representing whistleblowers in False Claim actions.