Lindsey Purdy

Lindsey Purdy

Naperville, Illinois

Lindsey joined The Collins Law Firm in 2017 as an associate attorney. Lindsey focuses her practice on commercial litigation, bankruptcy litigation, and trial practice.

Lindsey has previously represented businesses, financial institutions, and investment groups at all stages of litigation from filing suit to collecting judgment. Lindsey has also represented Creditors, Debtors, and Trustees in contested bankruptcy proceedings. Prior to joining The Collins Law Firm, Lindsey practiced in downtown Chicago and in Des Moines, Iowa. From October 2015 to September 2016, Lindsey served as Law Clerk to the Hon. Anita L. Shodeen, Chief Bankruptcy Judge for the Southern District of Iowa.

A graduate of the Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University and proficient in Mandarin Chinese, Lindsey brings a unique global perspective to her law practice - to the benefit of her clients big and small. Lindsey graduated from Drake University Law School where she was recognized as one of the school's top trial advocates, graduating Order of the Barristers, a distinction which is given to a select group of students who exhibit excellence and attain high honor through the art of courtroom advocacy. She was a member of the AAJ Civil Mock Trial Team, the Negotiations Team, and Intellectual Property Moot Court. During her time at Drake, Lindsey continued to build her global perspective in addition to her advocacy skills, and she served as a research assistant to the Chair of the Kern Intellectual Property Center focusing on international intellectual property issues and studying agricultural law abroad in Havana, Cuba.

Lindsey is passionate about maintaining ethics in the legal profession, and in addition to having presented on banking and real estate matters, she has presented on ethical practices for real estate and business lawyers alike during her time in practice.

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois
  • Iowa


  • Drake University Law School, Des Moines, Iowa
    • J.D. - 2013
  • Georgetown University
    • B.S.F.S. - 2008

Honors and Awards

  • Order of the Barristers
  • American Legal and Financial Network, “Picture the Future” Award Recipient 2014

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Illinois Bar Association
  • Women’s Bar Association of Illinois