Lindsay K. Lundholm provides strategic advocacy for the resolution of high stakes business disputes, focusing on her clients’ business objectives. She is an experienced trial advocate, arbitrator, and mediator, and has over 20 years of litigation experience. Lindsay has litigated hundreds of disputes from investigation through trial and tried more than 20 cases to verdict before juries and judges in state court, federal court, and arbitration.
Lindsay’s extensive alternative dispute resolution experience includes advocacy before the panels of the American Arbitration Association (AAA) and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). She also routinely advises clients in pre-arbitration proceedings including the enforcement of agreements to arbitrate.
Lindsay is also an arbitrator and mediator; the AAA invited Lindsay to join its roster of commercial arbitrators in 2021. As an arbitrator, Lindsay works diligently to resolve disputes fairly, efficiently, and cost-effectively. When working as a mediator, she uses her experience managing personal injury, workers’ compensation, commercial, real estate, and other disputes to facilitate mutually-agreeable resolutions to challenging disputes.
Lindsay handles a wide variety of financial industry litigation. Her experience with financial services and banking disputes includes non-competition, non-solicitation, business tort, trade secret, unfair competition, professional liability, securities, shareholder, life insurance, and contractual disputes for financial advisory firms, banks, FinTech companies, registered representatives, broker dealers, life insurers, and other professionals and businesses.
Lundholm has significant experience representing of businesses, individuals, political subdivisions, and municipalities in tax valuation, zoning, property rights, energy and other litigation related to real property, contractual rights, and land use.
Lindsay’s trial experience also includes complex personal injury, breach of duty of care, and professional negligence claims. She has represented businesses, political subdivisions and educational institutions in high stakes disputes in which their employee’s conduct or negligence has been alleged to cause significant harm.
Since 2022, Lindsay has been selected by her peers for inclusion in the Best Lawyers In America© for Commercial Litigation and Real Estate Litigation.
Before joining the Firm, Lindsay served as a law clerk to the Honorable William Jay Riley of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit in 2001.
Areas of Practice
- University of Kansas, B.A., History and Psychology, 1998
- University of Iowa College of Law, J.D., 2001
Professional & Civic Affiliations
- Arbitrator, American Arbitration Association (2021-present)
- University of Missouri School of Law Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution 23.7 hour Civil Mediation Training (2022)
- Nebraska State Bar Association, Alternative Dispute Resolution and Corporate Counsel Section (Corporate Counsel Chair 2019-2020)
- Iowa Bar Association
- American Bar Association, Section on ADR
- Nebraska Office of Dispute Resolution 30 Hour Mediation training (2015)
- Omaha Community Playhouse Board of Directors (2014—present, Board Chairperson 2020)
- Big Brothers/Big Sisters Board of Directors (2010—2014)
- The Rose Theater, Board of Trustees (2005—2011)
- International Association of Defense Counsel Trial Academy (2004)
- Leadership Omaha Class 32
- Ten Outstanding Young Omahans Award (2007)
Bar & Court Admissions
- Nebraska, 2001
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, 2001
- U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska, 2001
- Iowa, 2007
Selected Practice Highlights
- Defeated 2021 lawsuit challenging a city’s annexation of adjoining lands
- Successful resolution of multiple complex contractual and business tort disputes for financial advisory firms and FinTech companies in arbitration and mediation
- Secured a directed verdict in 2016 jury trial in high profile breach of duty action
- Obtained $499,000 verdict for architect and project manager in 2013 jury trial
- Obtained multiple judgments at trial in favor of business clients in disputes with former employees and agents which involved allegations ranging from employment discrimination to misappropriation of business property, confidential information, and trade secrets
- Achieved repeated enforcement of agreements to arbitrate and secured several defense verdicts in cases tried in arbitration
- Successful advocacy for educational institutions in breach of duty, Title IX, and constitutional actions
- Successfully represented insurance, financial services, retail, and other businesses in suits brought by and against former employees and independent contractors
- Achieved successful decisions on appeal in a variety of disputes for businesses and individual clients
- Successfully represented shareholders in closely held corporations in disputes with other shareholders in litigation to protect shareholders’ assets
- Tried or negotiated the resolution of hundreds of disputes arising out of injuries occurring in the business setting, and resolution of subrogation issues related to injuries in the workplace
Selected Recent Publications
- Congress Passes Groundbreaking #Metoo Arbitration Legislation, Baird Holm Labor & Employment Law Update, February 24, 2022
- What Nebraska Litigators Need to Know About Arbitration in Light of the Rise in Mandatory Arbitration Clauses, Nebraska Lawyer Magazine, 2017
- Consider Mediating the Financial Disputes, Not Just the Parenting Plan, Nebraska Lawyer Magazine, 2015
Recent Speaking Engagements
- The Business Case For – and Against – Agreements to Arbitrate, Nebraska State Bar Association Business Law Seminar, August 27, 2021
- Arbitration: Why or Why Not?, Baird Holm Banter Podcast, July 19, 2021
Representative Reported Cases
- Heineman v. Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society, 300 Neb. 187 (2018)
- TFF v. St. Ellen, 100 LLC, 2014 Neb. App. Lexis 123 (Neb. Ct. App. July 15, 2014)
- Penner v. Penner, 2010 Neb. App. Lexis 51 (Neb. Ct. App. Apr. 6, 2010)
- Lagemann v. Nebraska Methodist Hospital, 277 Neb. 335 (2009)
- EEOC v. Woodmen of the World Life Ins. Soc’y, 479 F.3d 561 (8th Cir. Neb. 2007)