Attorney at Law


               Sutton & Lindsay, PLLC, Senior Partner 2012 to present;
                Lindsay Law, Owner,  2006 to present;
                Cloninger, Lindsay, Hensley, & Searson, Senior Partner 1998-2005;
                Lindsay & Hensley, Senior Partner (1995 - 1998);
                Lindsay & True, Senior Partner (1989-1995);
                Lindsay, McDonald, Staples & Knight, Senior Partner (1987-89);
                Stephen P. Lindsay, P.A., solo practice (1986-87);
                Elmore & Powell, P.A., associate (1985-86).


                National Criminal Defense College (NCDC), Macon, Georgia (Faculty since 1995)
                National Legal Aid & Public Defender Association (NLADA) (Faculty since 1996)
                National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys (NACDL) (Member since 1995) 
                Institute of Criminal Defense Advocacy, San Diego (ICDA)
                United States Defender Services, Trial Skills Academy Faculty
                Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, Bill Daniels Trial Skills Faculty
                Missouri Public Defender’s Association
                New Mexico Public Defender’s Association
                Federal Public Defenders/Puerto Rico
                Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy
                Indiana Public Defender’s Association
                Wisconsin Public Defender’s Association
                Maryland Public Defender’s Association
                Nebraska Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
                New Jersey Association of Trial Lawyers of America
                New Hampshire Public Defender Association
                Oklahoma Criminal Defense Attorneys Association
                South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
                Massachusetts Public Defenders Association
                Washington State Public Defenders
                Wyoming Public Defender Association
                Adjunct Professor, UNC-Asheville (Sociology of Law)
                Guest Lecturer, UNC-Chapel Hill School of Law


                Juris Doctor with Honors, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (1985).
                B.S. with Honors, Administration of Justice, Guilford College, Greensboro, North 
                Carolina (1982).  

                Numerous continuing education courses.


                Licensed to practice before all North Carolina trial and appellate courts, the United States District Courts for the Western,                       Middle and Eastern Districts of North Carolina,  the Eastern District of Michigan, the Western District of Texas, the United                       States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court.


               National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Life Member), American Bar Association, North Carolina Bar Association,                North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers, North Carolina State Bar.  Life Member Georgia Association of Criminal Defense                    Lawyers;  Faculty Member: NCDC, NLADA, ICDA, National Legal Defenders’ Association.


                “Cross Examination in Capital Cases: I’ll have some..... uh ..... sprinkles.  Yes, some sprinkles,” THE CHAMPTION (National                 Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, April 2001);  “Storytelling: Why We Do It and How To Do It Better,” THE                                   CHAMPION (December 1999);  “Do You Hear What I Hear?  Demonstrative Evidence Makes A Difference,” THE                                   CHAMPION (June 1998); "Prosecutorial Abuse of Peremptory Challenges in Death Penalty Cases,"  Campbell University                       Law Review, Fall, 1985.  Cited by United States Supreme Court in Gray v. Mississippi, 481 U.S. 648, n. 19 (1987).  Trial and                  appellate counsel in United States v. Ross & Silvers, 844 F.2d 187 (4th Cir. 1988) used as Key Case for "What Constitutes                    'Counterfeit' Obligation or Security of United States Within Statutory Provisions Setting Forth Criminal Penalty for Uttering or                    Dealing in Counterfeit Obligations or Securities," 99 A.L.R. Fed. 243 (1990).