Lindsey Hanson



Lindsey Hanson has devoted her legal career to public interest law. As Pro Bono Counsel, Lindsey works closely with the Pro Bono Chair and Committee to manage the firm’s nationally recognized pro bono program. An experienced poverty law litigator passionate about access to justice, Lindsey collaborates with legal services organizations to facilitate the firm’s pro bono services and serves as a resource to firm attorneys in pro bono matters. Lindsey also maintains a pro bono practice focused on representing low-income tenants in housing matters.

Prior to joining Robins Kaplan, Lindsey was a legal aid attorney and an in-house attorney at a government agency. She has represented and advised low-income tenants in numerous eviction actions, reasonable accommodation requests, fair housing complaints, public and subsidized housing disputes, emergency lockout and repair actions, security deposit claims, and disputes arising from tenancies in foreclosed properties. Lindsey has also represented low-income clients in immigration and child protection cases and is experienced in the areas of Indian law, cultural resource law, and disability discrimination law.

Represented plaintiffs in Langdon, et al. v. Ministry of Criminal Justice Supportive Housing Services, LLC, et al., complex multi-party litigation in which plaintiffs brought claims for financial exploitation of vulnerable adults, violations of landlord-tenant law, and a novel Fair Housing Act “reverse redlining” cause of action against eleven defendant-landlords. Following substantial discovery on plaintiffs claims and the cross-claims and counterclaims of defendants, plaintiffs obtained partial summary judgment and settled their claims against the remaining defendants securing a stipulated judgment, nearly six times their actual monetary losses, costs and attorneys’ fees, and ongoing training and monitoring requirements to ensure defendants’ compliance with landlord-tenant law and the Fair Housing Act. (Prior to joining Robins Kaplan LLP)

Represented Plaintiff in Carroll v. Linehan, et al. bringing claims for financial exploitation of a vulnerable adult and unlawful bad faith ouster when plaintiff’s landlord illegally locked him out of his home and destroyed his belongings. The case settled confidentially. (Prior to joining Robins Kaplan LLP)

  • Volunteer Lawyers Network, Board of Directors
Bar Admissions
  • Leech Lake Tribal Court
  • Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota
  • White Earth Reservation Tribal Court
University of St. Thomas School of Law, J.D. (2010)
June 10, 2022
WEBINAR | LGBTQ Legal Services: Transgender Name Change Clinic
Robins Kaplan LLP, OutFront Minnesota, and University of Minnesota Law School OutLaw
Minneapolis, MN
May 12-14, 2022
WEBINAR | 2022 Equal Justice Conference
Lindsey Hanson - American Bar Association
Minneapolis, MN
March 18, 2022
WEBINAR | LGBTQ Legal Services: Transgender Name Change Clinic
Robins Kaplan LLP, OutFront Minnesota, and University of Minnesota Law School OutLaw
Remote via Zoom or Phone
October 19, 2021
September 10, 2021
WEBINAR | LGBTQ Legal Services Transgender Name Change Clinic
Robins Kaplan LLP and OutFront Minnesota
Remote or via Zoom


“Update of Selected Studies in Transportation Law, Volume 8, Section 3: Indian Transportation Law,” The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (July 2019)

“The New Faces of American Poverty: A Reference Guide to the Great Recession,” ABC-Clio (2014)


Links to full publications and news releases.


Winter 2021
Pro Bono Publico–For The Public Good
Tim Billion, Lindsey Hanson - The Robins Kaplan Spotlight
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