Lindsey Byers Wynne

Lindsey Byers Wynne

Associate
Location:
Plano, Texas
Phone:
972-423-0033
469-426-4114
Fax:
972-423-0077
Email:

Lindsey obtained her law degree at The University of Texas at Austin School of Law. She was a member of the of the Domestic Violence Clinic at the law school, where she handled complex family law matters for victims of domestic violence. She studied abroad and focused on international law and human rights, as well as enrolled in specialty courses focusing on school law and the death penalty. Additionally, Lindsey attended the University of Texas at Austin for undergraduate on a full academic scholarship, the Texas Excellence Scholarship, and obtained her Bachelor of Business Administration and a Minor in Spanish. She participated in a wide variety of internships, such as a legislative session intern, working for WFAA news station and assisting with coverage on both the Republican and Democratic national conventions, and working for an attorney representing victims of violent crimes in civil and family law matters. She also regularly volunteered in the public-school system to help at-risk youth.

In 2008, Lindsey began her legal career as an Assistant Criminal District Attorney for Collin County. As a prosecutor in Collin County for nearly 10 years, she tried over 100 jury trials. She worked in the Misdemeanor, Felony, Crimes Against Children, Civil Asset Forfeiture and Mental Commitments, and Juvenile Divisions. She prosecuted a very wide range of offenses ranging from misdemeanors such as a driving while intoxicated and assault family violence, to complex felony offenses, including arson, murder, sexual assaults, intoxication manslaughter, physical and sexual offenses committed against children, and aggravated offenses. Her passion for education and desire to help at-risk youth led her to transition to juvenile prosecution so she could help better educate and assist in the rehabilitation process, so kids have the necessary tools and information to make better life decisions. She continues to volunteer with organizations that educate youth on the dangers of social media and poor decisions, which may result in criminal charges. She has been a featured speaker for state-wide campaigns educating on the dangers of social media and has been a guest speaker and conducted trainings at youth forums, schools, and with law enforcement agencies.

This experience is instrumental in Lindsey's transition to family law and criminal defense. Lindsey joined The Shapiro Law Firm in 2018 after observing the impact of the home life on a child and how it can impact their future. It is paramount that divorce and child custody issues be handled appropriately and by the right attorney. As a prosecutor, she earned a reputation as an accomplished trial attorney by working hard and fighting zealously for the right reasons. With her trial skills and familiarity with the courtroom, Lindsey is prepared for any circumstance or legal battle.

 

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Juvenile Criminal Defense
  • Criminal Defense

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 2008

Education

  • The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas
    • J.D.
  • The University of Texas, Austin, Texas
    • B.B.A. - 2005
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Major: Marketing

Published Works

  • Teach Safe, Learn Safe, Be Safe, by TYLA, Video Presenter, teachsafe.tyla.org, 2018

Classes/Seminars

  • McKinney Summit on Youth, Volunteer McKinney, 2018 - Present
  • Wylie ISD Youth Enrichment Program , City of Wylie, 2017 - 2018

Honors and Awards

  • Texas Excellence Scholar

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Collin County Bar Association
  • Collin County Bar Association, Juvenile Section
  • Collin County Bar Association, Family Section
  • Texas Bar Association, Family Section
  • Texas Bar Association, Juvenile Section
  • Texas Bar Association, Criminal Section
  • Collin County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Texas Exes Alumni Association, Life Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Collin County District Attorney's Office, Assistant Criminal District Attorney, 2008 - 2018

Pro Bono Activities

  • McKinney ISD Reach Volunteer
  • Frisco ISD ISM Mentor
  • McKinney Summit on Youth, Volunteer McKinney, 2018 - Present
  • Juvenile Sex Offender Prosecution, Children’s Advocacy Center, 2018 - Present
  • City of Wylie Youth Enrichment Program, City of Wylie, 2017 - 2018
  • Juvenile Prosecution Continuing Legal Education, Collin County District Attorney’s Office, 2018 - Present
  • Teach Safe, Learn Safe, Be Safe, TYLA, 2018 - Present
  • Officer Courtroom Testimony Training, 2012 - 2013