Lyndsey D. Dilks grew up in Gillett, Arkansas. In 1993 she was invited to join the charter class of the Arkansas School of Mathematics and Sciences, the State’s first and only magnet boarding school. Graduating early from college, she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Transportation Logistics from the University of Arkansas in 1998. Thereafter Ms. Dilks lived in Memphis, Tennessee for several years working in the transportation industry. She returned home to Arkansas and graduated from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of Law in 2006.
During law school, Ms. Dilks studied international transportation law in Guadalajara, Mexico. She also had the honor of being selected as a law clerk for the United States Department of Transportation, which took her to Atlanta, Georgia and Washington, D.C. However, Ms. Dilks found her true calling when she took a bankruptcy class. Her bankruptcy professor recognized Ms. Dilks’ abilities and nominated Ms. Dilks to represent the 8th Circuit for the American College of Bankruptcy, Distinguished Student Award. Following this prestigious honor and graduation from law school, Ms. Dilks was invited to serve as a Professional Law Clerk to The Honorable Audrey R. Evans, Chief United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas.
Upon completion of her clerkship, Ms. Dilks joined a private law firm and represented thousands of clients in south Arkansas, mostly near the Pine Bluff, Arkansas area. In 2008, she was sought out by the owner of a larger law firm and invited to develop its first bankruptcy department. Joining that firm she quickly created, grew and managed the firm’s bankruptcy department for more than 5 years, assisting consumers and business owners with their financial matters.
Ms. Dilks took the plunge and opened her own law firm in 2013, starting DILKS LAW FIRM. Ms. Dilks practices predominantly in the areas of bankruptcy law, foreclosure defense, debt negotiation, and various other areas of law related to financial matters. Her greatest comforts are knowing that she has helped a family save their home, helped a business owner restructure or simply assisted good people during tough financial times.
In what little free time she has, Ms. Dilks enjoys running outdoors, playing with Phoebe Rose, her longhaired English cream piebald miniature dachshund, relaxing with friends, a glass of red wine and getting to the lake or the beach as often as possible.