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Attorney Ashlyn Lindskog Recognized as a Woman Who Leads in Legal

Attorney Ashlyn Lindskog Recognized as a Woman Who Leads in Legal

May 02, 2022

Congratulations to Martin Pringle Attorney, Ashlyn Lindskog, on being recognized by the Wichita Business Journal as a Woman Who Leads in Legal. 

Q&A with Ashlyn
What has been your career path? 
Like many people in their early 20s, I wasn’t totally sure what direction to take my career after I graduated from undergrad. Fortunately, I had an encouraging (and patient) husband. I found myself working for Google in Kansas City when I decided to go to law school. I showed up at KU Law as a “non-traditional” student, which was a label that suited me. I’ve taken a “non-traditional” approach to my practice ever since.

Who are your mentors and how have they influenced your career? 
The real trick to having successful mentors is to divide up the workload among various people in your life. Especially if you need a lot of direction and space to vent, which I have. I have too many people who have had tremendous influence on my career to list them here, but they’ve turned into my dearest friends and I hope to make half the impact on the lives of other young professionals as they have on me.     

Best advice for a woman wanting to enter your field? 
It may feel like you have to “play the role” of a lawyer in order to “fit in” in this industry, but you don’t. You can take up space being exactly who you are and have a wildly successful legal career at the same time. You don’t have to tone yourself down to be a fierce and brilliant legal mind.  Ask many of my female lawyer friends and colleagues. There is space and a need for your unique perspective and personality in this profession.   

What do you like most about your job? 
The freedom to define what success means to me and to create my own path. Historically, attorneys have a rigid view of what a career trajectory should look like, but I’ve advanced my career with a commitment to authenticity and to genuine relationship building. It’s a privilege to work with attorneys and clients who appreciate a different approach, and to create that space for others entering the profession. 

Ashlyn joined Martin Pringle in 2015 after clerking for the firm for two years. She focuses her practice on employment law, municipal law, business law, real estate law, and civil and commercial litigation matters.