Meet the Team
Our legal team has the experience and dedication to help you.
Joseph L. Lindsay
Joe has been practicing law for more than 15 years. His practice focuses on trusts and estates and business transactions.
Joe regularly represents clients in planning and administering multi-million dollar estates. He helps clients identify their primary goals and consider options in achieving these goals.
Joe works closely with owners and officers of small and large businesses on corporate governance issues, investor issues, acquisitions and dispositions of property, and mergers and acquisitions of businesses.
Joe received his law degree with honors in 1995 from Drake University Law School, where he served on the editorial board of the Drake Law Review. Joe then earned a Masters Degree (LL.M.) in Securities Law (relating to business investor issues) from Georgetown University Law School. He later earned a Masters Degree (LL.M.) in Estate Planning from the University of Miami School of Law. Joe is admitted to practice law in Florida, Washington, D.C. and Nevada.
Todd B. Allen
Todd B. Allen focuses his practice in the areas of litigation, real estate, condominium and homeowners’ association representation.
Todd represented a significant number of homeowners facing foreclosure in Collier and Lee Counties. As a result of his work, Todd has been featured in the national media with articles in Fortune Magazine, USA Today, Housing Wire, Time Magazine, and the Huffington Post, to name a few. Todd has also appeared on MSNBC and Fox News to discuss his work and the foreclosure crisis. Todd was featured in a John Oliver segment on The Daily Show With Jon Stewart called “The Forecloser“.
Todd graduated from Brigham Young University in 2006 with a degree in political science and as a member of Pi Sigma Alpha. After obtaining his law degree, Todd became a member of the Florida Bar, the Collier County Bar Association, and the American Bar Association and was admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.
Christopher M. Thompkins
Christopher M. Thompkins focuses his practice in the areas of criminal defense and general civil litigation.
Chris began his legal career as a legal consultant providing counsel to the Air Force, Navy and the Department of Justice consulting on wage and hour, Title VII and mass tort litigation. Chris then accepted a position as a Public Defender for Florida’s 20th Judicial Circuit where he gained extensive experience in litigation and trial practice. He has handled all levels of criminal cases ranging from municipal ordinance violations to capital felonies.
Chris received his Bachelor of Science degree from Florida State University with a double major in Applied Economics and Business. He then earned a law degree in 2009 from The University of Tennessee College of Law where he was awarded the prestigious Robert L. McKnight Memorial Scholarship for Excellence in Labor Law and Employment Law, the Certificate of Academic Excellence for Extraordinary Achievement in Trial Practice and the Certificate of Academic Excellence for Extraordinary Achievement in First Amendment Law.
Chris is admitted to practice before all state courts in Florida.
Ashley Schilgen Johnson
Ashley Schilgen Johnson focuses her practice in general litigation. Prior to joining the firm, Ashley worked for a mid-size law firm in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where she defended employers and insurance companies in workers’ compensation matters for clients including healthcare providers, pharmaceutical companies, hospitality businesses, and commercial transportation companies. She also defended correctional medical staff in civil rights and medical malpractice claims.
Ashley graduated from Villanova University in 2006 with a degree in political science and criminal justice. She earned her law degree from Widener University School of Law in 2010.
Ashley is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. In addition, Ashley is admitted in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the US District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. Ashley is not yet admitted to practice in Florida, but will be sitting for the Florida bar exam in February 2019.