Lindsay S. C. Brinton represents landowners across the nation whose property has been seized by the federal government. A leader of Lewis Rice's Federal Takings & Rails to Trails Practice Group, she works closely with people affected by rail-trail conversions, which is when the federal government converts an abandoned railroad corridor into a public park or trail. Lindsay has used more than 15 years of experience in this area of the law to secure awards totaling millions of dollars for thousands of homeowners, farmers and businesses.

She has experience representing clients in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, state supreme courts and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Practice Areas


  • University of Missouri at Columbia School of Law (J.D., 2006)
    • Managing Editor, Missouri Environmental Law and Policy Review
    • Regional Moot Court Team/National Moot Court Prize
    • Dean's list
    • Cali Award for Excellence in Administrative Law
  • University of Missouri at Columbia (B.J., magna cum laude, 2002)

Legal Background

  • Counsel, Arent Fox (2010-2019)
  • Associate, Lathrop & Gage (2007-2010)
  • Associate, Brown & James (2006-2007)

Professional Affiliations

  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis


  • Missouri Bar
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri

Charitable & Civic Activities

  • Legal Advocates for Abused Women
  • Marygrove
  • Marian Middle School
  • Chaminade College Preparatory School’s mock trial team