Lindsey Burke, AM, JD
Lindsey Burke is a social worker-turned-attorney and native Lexingtonian. She graduated from University of Cincinnati College of Law in 2015. In law school, Lindsey was an award-winning negotiator and named as the first UC Law Public Interest Honors Fellow. As a Fellow, Lindsey provided uncontested divorces and wills to clients of Legal Aid of Greater Cincinnati. She received the UC Law Class of 2015 Public Service Award.
Just before law school, Lindsey studied Social Service Administration at University of Chicago School of Social Administration. She earned her AM (MSW-equivalent) in 2012. Lindsey interned in the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office Victim Witness Unit, where she assisted victims with impact statements and the courtroom experience, and with the National Association of Social Workers-Illinois Chapter, where she participated in issue organizing, and offered program and event support for the large membership organization.
Between college and grad school, Lindsey worked as an outreach social worker at Lexington Rescue Mission. Having received her Bachelor of Social Work from Florida State University, and interned with the Big Bend Homeless Coalition, she was eager to help alleviate the homelessness affecting Lexington. In 2008, Lindsey became a Board Member of the Central Kentucky Housing and Homelessness Initiative, which helped to spur creation of Lexington’s Affordable Housing Trust Fund. Several of the programs Lindsey pioneered for the Rescue Mission are still active today, such as Outreach Walk-In Hours and the community garden.
Lindsey lives in Lexington with her attorney husband, Spencer, their dog and their cats. They are both Deacons at Central Christian Church. Lindsey is a proud Kentucky Colonel and a currently serves as a Member of the Sullivan University Legal Studies Advisory Board and the Board of Directors of Central Church Apartments.