Lindsey Burrows has been fighting for her clients in Oregon’s courts for over ten years. She specializes in appeals, post-conviction relief, and research and writing in complex criminal cases.
Lindsey was born and raised in Reno, Nevada. She attended the University of Nevada, where she obtained dual Bachelor of Arts degrees in Political Science and Women’s Studies. During this time, she also graduated from the National Education for Women’s Leadership program developed by the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University.
Lindsey chose Lewis and Clark Law School and graduated cum laude with a certificate in Public Interest Law. During law school, she was a teacher’s assistant in research and writing, and she spent her first summer with the Oregon Law Center’s Indigenous Farmworker Program. She spent the following two years as a law clerk at the Federal Public Defender’s Office, where she worked on cases ranging from federal habeas corpus to white collar criminal defense.
Following law school, Lindsey joined the Office of Public Defense Services (OPDS) as an appellate public defender. In her five years at OPDS, Lindsey represented hundreds of clients in direct appeals of their criminal convictions and in DNA-testing appeals.
Lindsey has been a proud member of the O’Connor Weber team for over five years. She represents clients on appeal in the Oregon Court of Appeals, the Oregon Supreme Court, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and has obtained over 90 published opinions for her clients. In addition, Lindsey represents clients in post-conviction relief trial proceedings, compassionate release cases, First Step Act cases, and administrative proceedings. She also enjoys working on motions and research for other attorneys in complex criminal cases.
Lindsey has written articles and given presentations on a variety of topics related to criminal law. She is a coauthor of the Oregon State Bar’s Criminal Law Barbook chapter on warrants and has served on multiple workgroups and committees, including a legislative workgroup on DNA-testing legislation and appellate judicial selection committees. She regularly guest lectures in law school classrooms and mentors Lewis and Clark law students. In her free time, Lindsey enjoys skiing, hiking, knitting, and cheering for the Portland Thorns.