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Jessica Timmington Lindstrom
Jessica Timmington Lindstrom

2021 Up & Coming Attorneys: Jessica Timmington Lindstrom

Jessica Timmington Lindstrom said her elder law practice is like a 1,000-piece puzzle. As an associate at Winthrop & Weinstine PA, Timmington Lindstrom works with seniors and their family members to organize the complexities of estate planning, trust administration, guardianship, conservatorships, long-term care planning, government benefits and more.

“Just like with a puzzle, I’m putting the border together, and then filling in the middle until we have a complete picture,” she said.

Timmington Lindstrom, a Minnetonka native, attended Hamline University School of Law (now Mitchell Hamline School of Law) with an original intent to earn only a mediator certificate and carve out a career helping parties resolve disputes. She discovered that making a living as a mediator was going to be difficult without a law degree as well, so she earned her J.D. from Hamline, graduating in 2013.

Out of law school, Timmington Lindstrom practiced elder law at Long, Reher, Hanson, Price PA, a Twin Cities firm whose partners disbanded earlier this year. She moved to Winthrop & Weinstine in October 2019. The firm previously did not offer elder law services.

The work can be emotional, as she often interacts with clients and family members who are facing end-of-life circumstances and who need to get legal affairs in order. It’s not unusual for her to meet and earn the trust of clients who die within a week or even quicker.

“Jessica will be the first person to tell you that her practice is more about listening than it is about speaking,” said Tammera R. Diehm, president of Winthrop & Weinstine. “Her empathy and dedication to the well-being of her clients is a joy to watch.”

Timmington Lindstrom said she has always been the fixer in her family, and that skill carries over to her professional life. In addition to her case load, she serves as the treasurer and a board member for both the Minnesota Chapter of the Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and the Minnesota Association for Guardian & Conservatorship, a group committed to providing education and advocacy for vulnerable individuals experiencing guardianship and conservatorship. She also achieved accreditation to advise on veterans benefits through the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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