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Lindsey K. Wyrick

Lindsey K. Wyrick

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EMAIL

lwyrick@cobbmartinez.com

TEL

214-220-5221

FAX

214-220-5299

BIOGRAPHY

Lindsey Wyrick devotes her practice to professional liability defense and commercial litigation. She is best known for her representation of lawyers, CPAs, and other professionals in all aspects of litigation and administrative proceedings. Lindsey also assists her clients with ethics issues, professional regulations, and risk management, including on emerging technology and cybersecurity issues.

Known by her clients as a proactive problem solver with a dedicated, detail-oriented approach to her practice, Lindsey makes it her mission to understand her client’s business and practice from the outset, so that her work advances their goals. Throughout the proceeding, Lindsey looks for ways to be creative and strategic to bring about the best outcome for the client.

Lindsey enjoys helping other professionals navigate and solve complex legal issues. And whether her clients are currently involved in disputes or not, she advises them on possible risk exposure in their practices and counsels them on risk mitigation strategies to avoid litigation.

Lindsey is certified by the International Association of Privacy Professionals as a Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US).

Biography

Lindsey Wyrick devotes her practice to professional liability defense and commercial litigation. She is best known for her representation of lawyers, CPAs, and other professionals in all aspects of litigation and administrative proceedings. Lindsey also assists her clients with ethics issues, professional regulations, and risk management, including on emerging technology and cybersecurity issues.

Known by her clients as a proactive problem solver with a dedicated, detail-oriented approach to her practice, Lindsey makes it her mission to understand her client’s business and practice from the outset, so that her work advances their goals. Throughout the proceeding, Lindsey looks for ways to be creative and strategic to bring about the best outcome for the client.

Lindsey enjoys helping other professionals navigate and solve complex legal issues. And whether her clients are currently involved in disputes or not, she advises them on possible risk exposure in their practices and counsels them on risk mitigation strategies to avoid litigation.

Lindsey is certified by the International Association of Privacy Professionals as a Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US).

Practice Areas

Accountant Defense
Architect & Engineer Defense
Attorney Grievance Defense
Commercial Litigation
Directors & Officers Litigation
Financial Advisor/Investment Advisor Defense
Legal Malpractice Defense
Professional Licensure Defense

Education

  • Southern Methodist University School of Law, Dallas, Texas
    • J.D., cum laude, 2009
    • Law Review: Southern Methodist University Law Review
  • Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas
    • B.A., magna cum laude, 2006
    • Major: Communications

Admissions

  • Texas, 2009
  • U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Eastern, Southern and Western Districts of Texas

Experience

Lindsey has obtained summary judgment dismissals for her lawyer and accountant clients on numerous occasions, including on the issues of anti-fracturing of a legal malpractice claim, expert testimony requirements, and proof of causation and damages.

In addition, Lindsey has achieved successful outcomes in the following trials and arbitrations:

  • With co-counsel, obtained an arbitration award for Austin law firm for significant unpaid contingency fee and successfully defended against claims of malpractice and breach of fiduciary duty arising out of complex probate matter.
  • With co-counsel, after a five-day jury trial, defeated claims against lawyer client related to the alleged mishandling of a suit on a guaranty and recovered judgment for lawyer’s unpaid legal fees.
  • With co-counsel, obtained an arbitration award dismissing the malpractice claims against a large Texas law firm related to the handling of a divorce case, and granting the firm its unpaid attorneys’ fees.
  • With co-counsel, limited the damages found by jury against law firm client in a second legal malpractice trial to less than $23,000 when prior jury, with client represented by other counsel, had awarded damages in excess of ten times that amount.
  • With co-counsel, successfully defended tax preparer clients in a federal court bench trial of a U.S. Government action to obtain injunctive relief related to complex tax shelters.
  • As part of a trial team, obtained jury verdict for full amount of the unpaid professional fees and a directed verdict on malpractice counterclaims related to forensic accounting work performed by the client for a multi-million dollar real estate development.

Awards & Honors

  • “The Best Lawyers in America” by BL Rankings, LLC. in Legal Malpractice Law-Defendants, 2021-2023.
  • D Magazine “Best Lawyers Under 40”, 2018, 2020-2022.
  • D Magazine “Best Lawyers in Dallas”, 2020, 2022.
  • “Texas Rising Star” by Thomson Reuters, 2013-2022.
  • Up-and-Coming 50 Women, Texas Rising Stars by Thomson Reuters, 2018-2019, 2021-2022.
  • Up-and-Coming 100 Attorneys, Texas Rising Stars by Thomson Reuters, 2018, 2020-2022.

 

 

Memberships

  • Dallas Women Lawyers Association, Board of Directors and Treasurer, 2022
  • Dallas Women Lawyers Association, Board of Directors and VP Mentoring Circles, 2021
  • Dallas Women Lawyers Association, Board of Directors and VP Leadership Class, 2017-2020
  • Dallas Bar Association WE LEAD Leadership Class, 2019
  • Junior League of Dallas, Sustainer, 2020-present
  • Junior League of Dallas, Assistant Chair for Small Group Advisors, 2019-2020
  • Junior League of Dallas, Leadership Council and Community Outreach Chair, 2017-2018
  • Foundation of Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, Life Fellow
  • Author, “Practical Tips for Managing Cybersecurity Risks,” Dallas Association of Young Lawyers The Weekly Brief, September 2019
  • Co-Presenter, “Shifting Landscapes: Adapting Your Firm to Emerging Threats”, Lawyer Risk Management Seminar in Dallas, Texas, August 2019
  • Co-Presenter, “Professional Standards and Rules Frequently Arising in Accounting Malpractice Claims”, Dallas CPA Society Convergence in Frisco, Texas, April 2019
  • Co-Presenter, “Shifting Landscapes: Adapting Your Firm to Emerging Threats”, IP Lawyer Risk Management Webinar, March 2019
  • Co-Presenter, “The Scope of the Attorney-Client Privilege Doctrine after Michael Cohen”, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers Lunch & Learn, September 2018
  • Co-Presenter, “Shifting Landscapes: Adapting Your Firm to Emerging Threats”, Lawyer Risk Management Seminar in Dallas, Texas, August 2018
  • Co-Presenter, “Ahead of the Curve: Risk Management for Lawyers”, Lawyer Risk Management Seminar in Dallas, Texas, August 2016, August 2017
  • Co-Presenter, “Practical Tips for Client Engagement and Disengagement”, Rockwall Bar Association in Rockwall, Texas, January 2017
  • Co-Author, “Legal Malpractice Update,” State Bar of Texas 39th Annual Advanced Civil Trial Course, Chapter 25, July 2016
  • Co-Presenter, “Malpractice Traps for the Beginning Lawyer”, Dallas Bar Association Transition to Law Practice CLE in Dallas, Texas, September 2015
  • Co-Presenter, “The Competitive Edge: Law Practice Risk Management”, Lawyer Risk Management Seminar in Dallas, Texas, September 2014; August 2015
  • Co-Author, “‘Payability as the Logical Corollary to ‘Collectibility’ in Legal Malpractice,” St. Mary’s Journal on Legal Malpractice and Ethics 4 1 408-439, Spring 2014
  • Co-Presenter, “The Adaptable Lawyer: Staying Practical in Today’s Complex Legal Environment”, Lawyer Risk Management Seminar in Dallas, Texas, September 2013
  • Co-Author, “The Flip Side of Collectibility: Putting Legal Malpractice Plaintiffs to the Test for Proof of Payability,” American Bar Association Fall 2012 National Legal Malpractice Conference, Fall 2012
  • Co-Presenter, “Accountants Liability: No Good Deed Goes Unpunished”, AICPA Professional Liability Insurance Program in Amarillo, Texas, August 2012
  • Co-Presenter, “Building a Solid Foundation”, Lawyer Risk Management Seminar in Dallas, Texas, September 2011
  • “Practical Tips for Drafting Conflict Waivers,” TYLA eNews, October 2010
  • “Conflict Waivers,” Dallas Association of Young Lawyers DICTA, September 2010