Lindsay Ponce is one of SADO’s Newest Assistant Defenders

Lindsay Ponce graduated from Truman State University in 2008 with degrees in Spanish and Criminal Justice. In 2011, she obtained her Juris Doctor from the University of Missouri School of Law. Lindsay was in the top 20% of her class and graduated with Order of the Scribes honors. While in law school, she was president of the Women’s Law Association, a teaching assistant for Legal Research and Writing, an associate editor for Law Review, a research assistant, and a representative for the Student Bar Association.

After graduating law school, Lindsay went to work for the Missouri State Public Defender in the trial division. She handled cases ranging from misdemeanors to unclassified felonies. After five years there, she came to SADO to work in the Juvenile Lifer Unit where she worked for almost two years. While in the Juvenile Lifer Unit, she represented nine clients resentenced to term of years sentences and began preparation for contested resentencings for others. Four of her clients have since gone home after long stays of incarceration for crimes committed as children.

In 2018, Lindsay was hired as an Assistant Defender at SADO. She is responsible for representing indigent clients on direct appeal of their felony convictions.

Lindsay enjoys traveling, dancing, working out, and watching reality television.