Alfred A.
Of Counsel


With education reform dominating the nation’s headlines, Al Lindseth has built a national reputation representing state and local school authorities in disputes over school finance and educational adequacy obligations outlined in both state and federal constitutions. A member of Sutherland’s Litigation Practice Group, Al has worked closely with State Attorney General offices in California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New York and North Dakota to resolve education-based disputes through litigation, negotiation, legislative action or a combination of all three. As a result Al has a deep understanding of the wide range of legal, social science, economic and education issues arising in such cases.

He represented, for example, the State of New York in a seven-month trial challenging the adequacy of the New York City public schools and the constitutionality of the state’s $12 billion budget.

Prior to entering the legal profession, Al was a highly decorated veteran of the Vietnam War. A member of the West Point Class of 1966, Al served four years as an Army officer in Airborne-Ranger units, commanding paratroop units during the heaviest fighting of the war before returning to become an instructor at and spokesman for the U.S. Army Ranger School. After leaving the Army, he graduated from Harvard Law School and joined Sutherland, where he has spent his entire legal career.

Awards and Rankings

Selected for inclusion in Georgia Super Lawyers® (2004-2005)

  • J.D., cum laude, Harvard Law School
  • B.A., U.S. Military Academy at West Point
Bar Admissions
  • Georgia

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