Lindsey A. Coley has lived in the Smith Mountain Lake community for over 35 years. She was a partner with a large firm in Roanoke before opening her own law practice at Smith Mountain Lake. In 2017, Lindsey was named to Virginia Lawyers Weekly’s “Up & Coming Lawyer” list, a distinction awarded to only fifteen attorneys across the Commonwealth of Virginia. In 2018, she was voted “Young Lawyer of the Year” by her fellow members of the Roanoke Bar Association. Lindsey has also been recognized as a Virginia Rising Star for the past ten years (2011-2020) by Virginia Super Lawyers.
Lindsey’s practice focuses on Wills, Trusts & Probate, and she also serves as outside general counsel to local small businesses. She regularly prepares Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney and Advance Medical Directives for clients and represents executors, administrators and trustees regarding the administration of trust and estates. Lindsey also assists clients with obtaining guardianship and/or conservatorship of their loved ones and provides guidance on other elder law issues, including applying for Medicaid benefits and planning for long-term care. She advises local businesses on various legal issues and frequently lectures on how small companies can comply with various employment laws. Lindsey also drafts employment contracts, non-compete agreements, employee handbooks and severance agreements, and she frequently advises clients regarding various issues such as overtime, leaves of absence and termination of employment.