Member Monday Profile: Lyndsay Markley

Owner and Lead Attorney // Lyndsay Markley Law

Lyndsay Markley Law represents the rights of victims in personal injury and wrongful death claims. Although we represent victims in all areas of personal injury law, over the past four years, our practice has represented dozens of victims of sexual abuse in a number of high profile cases and secured tens of millions of dollars in verdicts on their behalf.  Our firm is dedicated to the humanization of injured people by holding the persons and entities that harm them accountable.

Why are you a member of the WBAI?

Since the start of my practice, I have made it a point to be active in the legal community, particularly in organizations that support women in the law. My mentor and dear friend, Dolores Hanna, one of the founding members of the WBAI, encouraged my participation in organizations that promote and mentor women in the legal profession. Now, it is more important than ever that we all mentor, encourage, and “reach back” to other women to engage in leadership positions within existing law firms or to create their own.  We need to support each other in these endeavors. In support of this view, I am proud to have mentored and received mentorship through many women through the WBAI and, since 2008, in conjunction with my work with the WBAI, I have served as a director on the Board of Directors for the Women’s Bar Foundation, the charitable arm of the WBAI, an organization whose sole purpose is to give out scholarships to outstanding women law students who demonstrate a financial need. It is one of my favorite days of the year when we interview these incredible applicants.  

What is your definition of “having it all”?

The concept of “having it all” is elusive and sets us all up for feelings of failure. I don’t believe you can have “it” all but I think you can define happiness and success for yourself and then outline a pathway to that goal.  Women have so much pressure to perform 100% at everything they do and this just isn’t reasonable or obtainable. To pursue my goals, I try to block out the noise of what success is or should look like to others and lay boundaries that match my own definitions.  

What are you most looking forward to in the coming months?

In the coming months, I am looking forward to continuing to grow my practice in the advocacy of victims, many of which are victims of sexual and physical abuse. These cases are not only important to each victim but important to our society so that we can continue to make the changes necessary to protect our children from avoidable harms.


Tell us something interesting about you.

While I was a senior in high school, I enrolled in courses at community college. This allowed me to complete two years’ worth of college classes before I even stepped foot out of high school.