Lyndsey Kitson Banes

Lyndsey Kitson Banes

Lyndsey Kitson received her degree from GVSU in 2009 with a major in Political Science and a minor in Philosophy, graduating Magna Cum Laude and also as a member of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. After GVSU, Lynsey obtained a law degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Grand Rapids. While in law school, she was a Senior Associate Editor for the Thomas M. Cooley Law Review and Vice President of the Federalist Society. 

Reflecting on her time at Grand Valley, Lyndsey says it was “an environment that allowed me to thrive, work hard, and really learn. GVSU pushed me, which prepared me for what was to come after graduation. The presentations, the endless papers, and the constant debate over political positions allowed me to succeed in law school, at my job, and in life. I learned how to write effectively, speak articulately, and disagree without being disagreeable, all of which are necessary tools in my job. I am truly thankful for everything GVSU gave me and the foundation that the political science department provided.”

After working at Sullivan, Ward, Patton, Gleeson & Felty, in Southfield, Michigan for seven years, Lyndsey became a partner of AsherKelly (formerly a group of Sullivan, Ward, Asher, & Patton, P.C.) where she provides employee benefit, labor, and employment law advice to municipal retirement and health systems, multiemployer fringe benefit funds, trade associations and businesses.


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