Lindsay Caro is a litigation associate in Woodruff & Smart’s eminent domain practice group. She represents public agencies in all facets of direct and inverse condemnation litigation related to public improvement projects including rail, freeway expansion, railroad grade separations, roadway expansion, and sewer line improvements.
Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Caro practiced criminal law as a Deputy City Attorney for the City of San Diego. As a criminal prosecutor, Ms. Caro tried numerous jury trials to verdict. She was also responsible for running the in-custody arraignment calendar, where she negotiated thousands of plea deals and secured convictions.
Ms. Caro received her law degree from the University of San Diego School of Law. During law school, she clerked for the Honorable Justice Richard Huffman of the California Court of Appeals, Fourth District, Division One. As a judicial extern, Ms. Caro was responsible for drafting full appellate opinions, including the published opinion, In Re Chase C. (243 Cal.App.4th 107 (2015)). After graduation, Ms. Caro spent a year working for the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office in their Major Crimes Division. While at LADA, Ms. Caro worked exclusively on high-profile homicide cases, including People v. Franklin (“Grim Sleeper”) and People v. Watkins (the “Western Bandit”).
- University of San Diego School of Law (J.D., 2016)
- University of California, Berkeley (B.A., 2012)