Lindsey E. Mills

Shareholder Attorney

Attorney Lindsey E. Mills

Lindsey is a shareholder at Smith, Mills & Schrock. She is currently serving as Vice President on the firm’s Board of Directors and is a member of the firm’s Workers’ Compensation and Employment Law practice groups, and is the firm’s Associate Attorney and Summer Law Clerk Supervisor. She represents employers in the defense of workers’ compensation cases, employment matters, and civil litigation in Iowa, Nebraska, and Missouri.

Lindsey is a council member of the Workers’ Compensation Section of The Iowa State Bar Association, a member of Blackstone Inn of Court, and an active member of the American Bar Association’s Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section, currently serving as Vice Chair of its Workers’ Compensation and Employers’ Liability Committee. Additionally, Lindsey is a board member of Polk County Women Attorneys.

Lindsey has been a guest lecturer in a number of seminars including the Iowa Workers’ Compensation Advisory Committee’s 50th Annual Symposium in 2012, the ABA TIPS’ Workers’ Compensation Midwinter Seminar in 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013. She also frequently provides in-house seminars to clients on issues involving workers’ compensation and employment law in addition to authoring various articles for publication in both the ABA TIPS’ Workers Compensation and Employers’ Liability Committee’s Newsletter and for the Defense Research Institute.



Lindsey is licensed to practice in the states of Iowa, Nebraska and Missouri.


Drake University Law School, J.D.
Iowa State University, B.A. in Political Arts & Sciences and General Business


Council Member, Iowa State Bar Association's Workers' Compensation Section, 2013-Present
Past Chair and Current Vice Chair, American Bar Association's Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section, 2010-Present
Board Member, Polk County Women Attorneys, 2013-Present 


Using Valuable Evidence: The Intoxication Defense in Workers' Compensation Trial Tactics, DRI's For the Defense, September 2009

Chair Columns, Workers' Compensation and Employers' Liability Law Committee Newsletter, 2010-2011


Panel Member, The Aging Workforce: The Nelson Case, Iowa Workers' Compensation Advisory Committee's 50th Annual Symposium

Speaker, Social Media and Workers' Compensation, ABA TIPS' Workers' Compensation and Employers' Liability Law Committee's Midwinter Seminar, 2013

Please contact me for a full list of publications and seminars, or request information on our free in-house training.

Lindsey spends her days away from the office with her husband John and their three children: Jack, Will and Ellen. This Cyclone fan attends various sport and extracurricular activities with her family and volunteers her time with the small group and children’s ministries with her church. Lindsey is also a volunteer judge with high school mock trial teams.

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