Lindsay Alvarez is the daughter of a Vietnam veteran and a retired nurse. From her parents’ example she learned the value of giving back to the community. After graduating from H. B. Plant High School, Lindsay attended Florida State University and the University of South Florida where she earned her B.S. in Elementary Education. She later attended Stetson University, College of Law, earning a Juris Doctor, and was then admitted to the Florida Bar.
Lindsay began her legal career as a prosecutor with the Hillsborough County State’s Attorney Office. While there, she handled thousands of misdemeanor and felony cases which included DUI, theft, robbery, and trafficking charges. She also worked in the Juvenile Division which included assisting with the implementation of the Juvenile Civil Citation Program.
In 2013, Lindsay transitioned into private practice working in all areas of commercial and civil litigation, including consumer finance disputes, homeowners’ association disputes, contract disputes, foreclosure litigation, and disputes involving lien priority. Currently, Lindsay is employed at Rywant, Alvarez, Jones, Russo & Guyton, representing both plaintiffs and defendants in all aspects of tort and insurance litigation.
Lindsay is actively involved in the community with both legal and civic memberships to the Hillsborough County Bar Association, Hillsborough Association of Women Lawyers and Tampa Bay American Inn of Court, Tampa Bay Tiger Club, Riverview Chamber of Commerce and Plant City Chamber of Commerce. She is also active in the community serving on the Crisis Center of Tampa, Women in Action and on the Council for Champions for Children. Lindsay also volunteers her time with Meals on Wheels.
Lindsay lives in Tampa with her husband, Manny Alvarez, a Tampa lawyer, and their 9-year-old son, Manny “J,” and they are active parishioners at Christ the King Catholic Church.