Lindsay Tygart is a senior member of the medical malpractice division of Coker, Schickel, Sorenson, Posgay & Iracki in Jacksonville. Prior to joining the firm, she spent more than a decade handling personal injury, medical malpractice, nursing home neglect, wrongful death and catastrophic injury cases. She is a member of the Florida Bar Association and licensed to practice in U.S. District Court for the northern, middle and southern districts of Florida.
Lindsay’s talent and commitment to the profession have been well-recognized within the industry. She has been named as a Florida Trend SuperLawyer (2015-present), Florida Trend Legal Elite SuperLawyers Rising Star (2010-2015), Jacksonville Bar Association Chairperson of the Year (2011) and Outstanding Member of the Young Lawyers Section of the Jacksonville Bar Association (2008).
In 2016, Lindsay was elected to the Jacksonville Bar Association Board of Governors after spending nine years on the Jacksonville Bar Association Young Lawyers Section Board of Governors, where she served as President of the organization from 2015-2016. Since 2013, she has been one of three young lawyers in Jacksonville to be serve on the Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division Board of Governors to represent the 4th Judicial Circuit. She has also served on the Executive Board of the Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association from 2006-2011, acting as President her final year.
Lindsay is a five-year member of the American Association for Justice and both the Florida and Jacksonville Justice Associations. She served as 2014-2015 co-chairperson for the Florida Justice Association’s Women’s Caucus and is the current vice-president of the Jacksonville Justice Association. She was also a longstanding member of Jacksonville’s Chester Bedell Inn of Courts – first as a student member in 2006, associate member in 2008, then barrister from 2013-2016. She was on both the 4th Judicial Circuit’s Pro Bono Committee and Professionalism Committee from 2014-2016. Lindsay was just recently appointed to serve on the Fourth Judicial Circuit’s Grievance Committee and her term will begin in September 2017.
A Bolles High School graduate, Lindsay received her undergrad at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2002 and her JD from Florida Coastal School of Law in 2006, where she graduated in the top 10% of her class. She gained much of her practical litigation experience as a certified legal intern for the Office of Public Defender of the 4th Judicial Circuit before starting her legal career in 2006. While in law school, she served as president of the mock trial team from 2005-2006, competing as an advocate on both state and national levels. She was a WestLaw and BarBri representative and active in the Women Law Students Association. Lindsay also received the Barbara McCalla Award for her pro bono efforts and The Book Award in Civil Procedure for achieving the highest grade in the class. She has given continued support by serving on the Board of Directors for both alma maters: The Bolles School Alumni Board (2007-2011) and Florida Coastal School of Law (2007-2017).
Lindsay also donates her time to community and charitable organizations like Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, Dreams Come True, Labrador Rescue of North Florida and as a volunteer attorney ad litem. Born and raised in Jacksonville, she comes from a long line of legal professionals. Her now-retired father was a Jacksonville civil trial attorney for more than 50 years; her husband and two brothers are also attorneys, and she has two uncles and a cousin that sit as circuit judges.
Lindsay and her husband, Fraz, live in Jacksonville with their 2-year-old daughter, Salem, and Labrador rescues Mia and Molly. They will welcome a new baby girl to the family this October.