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Lindsay Carlson focuses her practice on complex business disputes, including product liability matters and the defense of consumer class actions. She has extensive experience defending against claims brought under California’s Unfair Competition Law, Consumer Legal Remedies Act, and False Advertising Law.

Lindsay has represented clients across a range of industries in class action matters. Significantly, she defended an international automobile manufacturer in multidistrict litigation (MDL) and state court consolidated proceedings involving over 200 nationwide consumer class actions, where she was responsible for leading teams handling advertising issues and discovery relating to more than 100 named plaintiffs and absent class members.  Additionally, she has represented a manufacturer of plumbing products, and companies in the telecommunications and financial services industries.  

Lindsay has experience defending large chemical companies from injury and wrongful death actions based on exposure to benzene and other chemical products. She has also defended product liability matters, including claims involving pressure vessel failures on behalf of a component manufacturer. She has also represented a do-it-yourself moving company on more than a dozen matters in California and other western states involving injuries to customers and third parties.

Lindsay is an active member of the National Association of Women Lawyers, where she frequently speaks on topics relating to the advancement of women in the legal profession. 


Bar Admissions

  • California, 2005
  • Minnesota, 2007


  • University of California, Los Angeles, J.D., 2004
  • Gustavus Adolphus College, B.A., 2001

    magna cum laude

Professional Associations

    • National Association of Women Lawyers


    • National Association of Women Lawyers
      —Virginia S. Mueller Outstanding Member Award, 2016
    • Super Lawyers Magazine
      —Southern California Rising Stars, 2013 — 2018

Speaking Engagements

  • "Shaping the Future: Women in Politics and Government," Moderator, National Association of Women Lawyers' Mid-Year Meeting & Awards Luncheon, March 2017
  • "Crisis Management and Preparedness," National Association of Women Lawyers Mid-Year Meeting, March 2016
  • "A Day in the Life of Lee Lawyer," Southern California Association of Corporate Counsel CLE Program, May 2016
  • "Demystifying Difficult Conversations: A Scene Study," National Association of Women Lawyers Mid-Year Meeting, March 2015
  • "Women Worry, Men Don't – How To Own Your Seat At The Table," National Association of Women Lawyers Mid-Year Meeting, July 2014
  • "Term Sheets and Letters of Intent," Southern California Association of Corporate Counsel CLE Program, November 2013