INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Each week on Community Link, Carolene Mays and Marco Dominguez take a look at an organization or business that is having a positive impact on the community.
This week, Mays was joined by Katie Jackson-Lindsay, an Indianapolis criminal attorney from Jackson Legal Services.
“I really wanted to do something that would keep me in the community. So I just reminded myself that there are two sides to the justice system. There are victims who need the support of the prosecution, but also people accused of crimes. So I started my criminal defense law firm as a result of that,” Jackson-Lindsay said.
“My practice has kind of evolved on its own to primarily a major criminal practice. I take cases at all levels, but right now with my caseload over the past two years, I’ve been known to specialize in major crime cases, drug and gun cases, as well as homicide cases throughout the city of Indianapolis as well as surrounding cities,” Jackson-Lindsay said.
“I think there are disparities that I don’t want to call natural because they’re not natural and they’re not normal, and they’re not okay. I think there’s “has disparities based on the history of our country in terms of race. I think there are disparities in terms of the economic level that people live at. So absolutely, I really see those disparities in our system,” said said Jackson-Lindsay.
“When you are looking for someone to be your right, wrong or indifferent voice, even if you have committed a crime, you are entitled to quality legal representation. You are entitled to good representation. So I think there needs to be a diverse array of lawyers on each side of the criminal justice system, and so I just hope I’m doing my part in that,” Jackson-Lindsay said.
Jackson-Lindsay is serving in the Marion County Bar Association for 2022 as president. The Marion County Bar Association was founded in 1925 on three principles, equality, justice and equity.
According to Jackson-Lindsay, Jackson Legal Services is the local minority bar association.
Attorney Katie Jackson-Lindsay can be reached at here. You can also contact her by email at jacksonlegalindy.com or by phone at 317-974-9779.