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 20 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.
Kelsey grew up in Naples, Florida. She is a proud graduate of the University of Miami (B.A. 2009) and the University of Virginia School of Law (J.D. 2012). Immediately following law school, she devoted a year to public service as the 2012-2013 legal fellow for Americans United for Life in Washington, D.C. When her fellowship concluded, she returned home and began her career as a litigator. She joined Lindsay & Allen in June 2019.
Kelsey strongly values community involvement. She is a past president of the Michael R.N. McDonnell (Collier County) chapter of the American Inns of Court, scholarship chair of the Naples Junior Woman’s Club, and active member of BNI Competitive Edge. Outside of the office, you’ll find her enjoying time with her foster children or singing karaoke.
Mellissa D. Stubbs
Mellissa D. Stubbs is an associate in the firm’s Trust and Estate department. She handles estate planning, trust and estate administration, guardianship, and estate litigation. She is admitted to practice in all Florida state courts.
Mellissa graduated magna cum laude from Ave Maria School of Law, ranked third in her class. While in law school, she served as Editor-In-Chief for the school magazine, The Gavel, and was awarded the St. Thomas Aquinas Award for exemplifying the ideals of dignity, honor, and respect. Mellissa was also a judicial intern to the U.S. District Judge Sheri Polster Chappell and completed two Certified Legal Internships with the State of Florida.
When she is not working, Mellissa enjoys the beach, the sun, the sea, and her family.
Maritrini “Trini” Soto Garcia
Maritrini “Trini” Soto Garcia focuses her practice on real estate and business transactions. She thrives on serving a variety of businesses, no matter the size or industry.
Trini received her law degree from the University of Florida, where she served as the Executive Managing Editor of Florida Journal of International Law and was the recipient of the Helen Gibel Blechman Pro Bono Award. During law school, Trini was a Student Honors Program member with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, DC, and she completed a study abroad program with the University of Oxford in England.
Trini has a passion for business law. She holds an undergraduate degree in Accounting from Florida Gulf Coast University, and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Florida.
In 2022, she was sworn in as president of the Lee County Association for Women Lawyers. And as a member of the Calusa American Inn of Court, she participated in free legal clinics to support members of our community with Hurricane Ian concerns.