Lindsey N. Phoenix

Lindsey N. Phoenix

Location:
Springfield, Missouri
Phone:
417-413-5858
Fax:
417-882-6101
Email:
Lindsey Phoenix attended Drury University in Springfield, Missouri, on a President's and Bright Flight Scholarship and graduated in 2006 with a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and Psychology.  She went on to earn her law degree from Saint Louis University in 2010, earning specialized certificates in Criminal and Civil Litigation.  During law school, Lindsey was selected to be the Faculty Fellow for the Director of the Trial Advocacy Program and the coach of the Phi Alpha Delta competition trial team.  In her final year of law school, she received the St. Louis Lawyer's Association's Milton F. Napier Award for Excellence and Potential in Litigation.  After passing the bar exam, Lindsey became an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney in Greene County, Missouri, where she was named 'Attorney of the Month' her second month on the job, tried and won the largest embezzlement case in Greene County history, and successfully argued a case before the Missouri Court of Appeals.  Despite her success in the Prosecutor's Office, Lindsey's passion had always been for criminal defense so she went to work as a Public Defender in Greene County.  In her time as a Public Defender, she represented clients on various felony and misdemeanor cases, ranging from DWI to first-degree murder.  Lindsey was selected to attend Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyer's College, a prestigious and intensive trial skills program.  She graduated the College in 2012 and went on to complete their Graduate program the following year.  After several jury trial wins, Lindsey was nominated for the Missouri Bar Association's Lon O. Hocker Award, which recognizes outstanding trial attorneys under 40.  Lindsey takes every opportunity to improve her legal skills and continuing education, including obtaining NHTSA certification in DWI detection and standardized field sobriety testing, and she takes great pride in community involvement, donating her time as a guest lecturer at local high schools and colleges and volunteering for the Innocence Project.  

Areas of Practice

  • 40% Criminal Defense
  • 30% Family Law
  • 15% Personal Injury
  • 15% Worker's Compensation

Litigation Percentage

  • 90% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri, 2010

Education

  • Saint Louis University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri
    • J.D. - 2010
    • Honors: Certificates in Criminal and Civil Litigation
  • Drury University, Sprinfield, Missouri
    • B.A. - 2006
    • Major: Psychology
    • Major: Criminology

Honors and Awards

  • Lon O. Hocker Award nominee - 2013
  • St. Louis Lawyer's Association's Milton F. Napier Award recipient - 2010

Past Employment Positions

  • Missouri State Public Defender's Office, Assistant Public Defender, 2012 - 2015
  • Greene County Prosecuting Attorney's Office, Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, 2010 - 2012

Languages

  • English (Primary)