- Drake University, J.D., highest honors, 2003; Order of the Coif, Order of the Barristers
- University of Wisconsin-Madison, B.A., Political Science and Journalism, 1999
Bar and Court Admissions
- State Court: Minnesota
- U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals: Seventh and Eighth Circuits
- U.S. District Court: District of Minnesota
500 Washington Avenue South
Minneapolis MN 55415
Lindsey represents clients in all aspects of litigation in federal and state courts as well as alternative dispute resolution proceedings. She has handled matters in numerous state and federal courts throughout the country including Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, and Wisconsin. Lindsey was named a "Rising Star" for 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 by Minnesota Law & Politics and a 2011 Up and Coming Attorney by Minnesota Lawyer magazine.
Lindsey’s practice is focused on complex insurance and reinsurance disputes, representing insurers in a wide range of coverage matters. Lindsey has handled first-party property coverage disputes in a variety of contexts, including fire and hurricane, and has dealt extensively with issues relating to policy interpretation, as well as the application of a wide variety of coverage exclusions and policy endorsements. Many of these cases have been large, document-intensive cases, and Lindsey has developed solutions to readily identify and manage key documents.
In addition to her experience with insurance coverage and reinsurance issues, Lindsey has represented defendants in securities litigation. Lindsey was also heavily involved in the only two indirect purchaser antitrust lawsuits against Microsoft Corporation that went to trial, including a lawsuit on behalf of Minnesota businesses and consumers which settled in 2004 after seven weeks of trial for $182 million. Lindsey was on the trial team in another class action against Microsoft in Des Moines, Iowa, which settled in February 2007 after three months of trial for $180 million. She was also involved in a third consumer class action against Microsoft in Wisconsin, which settled in 2007 for $224 million. Lindsey, on behalf of the Plaintiff classes, has primary responsibility for supervising the administration of these three settlements.
Lindsey’s pro bono practice has included the representation of children in Minnesota’s foster care system (in conjunction with the Children’s Law Center of Minnesota).
Represented leading participant in reinsurance dispute regarding settlement of multi-billion dollar claims arising out of the September 11 attack on the World Trade Center.
Sonstegard Foods Co. v. Wellington Underwriting, Inc., 2007 WL 2908129 (D. Minn. 2007) (time element measurement dispute)
Comes v. Microsoft Corp. (antitrust matter resulting in $180 million settlement)
Gordon v. Microsoft Corp. (antitrust matter resulting in $182 million settlement)
Minnesota Commercial Railway v. General Star Indemnity Co. (confirming that under Minnesota law, an insured cannot create insurance coverage through waiver or estoppel except in very limited circumstances)
Articles & Presentations
"Insurance Implications of Online Terms and Conditions," Insurance Law360, April 10, 2012, co-author
"Tackling 'Pay-For-Delay' In California Supreme Court," Competition Law360, March 8, 2012, co-author
"The FTC’s War On 'Pay-For-Delay' Agreements," Competition Law360, June 21, 2011, co-author
The Deposition Process – Keys to Success, Chicago, September 2010, co-presenter
- Minnesota State Bar Association; Women in the Legal Profession Committee Member (2009-present), Diversity Survey Update Committee Member (2010-present)
- Minnesota Women Lawyers
- American Bar Association
- Hennepin County Bar Association
Lindsey served as a member of the Local Organizing Committee for the 2008 U.S. Figure Skating Championships.
- Zelle Hofmann Attorneys Named Among 2012 “Super Lawyers” and “Rising Stars”
- Zelle Hofmann Featured in Minnesota Women Lawyers' Spotlight
- Zelle Hofmann Attorneys Named 2011 "Super Lawyers" and "Rising Stars"
- Zelle Hofmann Selected to Receive the 2011 Minnesota Women Lawyers’ Leadership Award
- Lindsey Davis Named 2011 Up and Coming Attorney