Lindsay Barnes represents clients in complex commercial litigation and arbitration concerning a broad range of issues, including contract disputes, business torts, theft of trade secrets, dealer terminations and antitrust claims. Lindsay also provides counseling regarding supplier-distributor relationships, beer franchise laws, and alcoholic beverage control regulations.
Lindsay is dedicated to providing counsel pro bono and has successfully represented clients in U.S. District Court and D.C. Superior Court. For five years, he represented a torture victim from Somalia in his suit against a former high-ranking Somali National Army officer. In 2019, Lindsay was part the trial team that won a unanimous jury verdict and a $500,000 award for the victim in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.
A graduate of Dartmouth College, Lindsay earned his J.D. from the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, where he served as Notes & Comments Editor for the Journal of Business & Technology Law. During law school, he worked as a law clerk for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland.
Lindsay served as a clerk for United States District Court Judge Ronald L. Buckwalter of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and for Maryland Circuit Court Judge Pamela J. White of the Circuit Court for Baltimore City. He is admitted in Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia.
Lindsay is an active member of his local community. He is a Rotarian and serves on the Board of Directors of the Rotary Club of Falls Church, Virginia.