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Who We Are

Lindy Yokanovich, Esq. - Founder and Executive Director

Lindy Yokanovich, Esq. is the founder and executive director of Cancer Legal Care, a non-profit organization providing free legal care to Minnesotans affected by cancer who also face any number of legal issues surrounding employment, insurance coverage, disability, housing, and estate planning as a result of their diagnosis and treatment. Compelled to bring Cancer Legal Care to life after witnessing first-hand the many legal questions and difficulties her own loved ones faced after being diagnosed with cancer, Lindy counts her work with Cancer Legal Care as the most profound and gratifying of her legal career.

Lindy was awarded the 2017 Women’s Health Leadership TRUST Forum Collaboration & Partnerships Small Company Award, was a 2016 Women’s Health Leadership TRUST Health & Innovation Award Finalist, was named a 2015 Unsung Legal Hero by Minnesota Lawyer magazine, and is a past recipient of the Advocacy Award from Angel Foundation and the Pro Bono Attorney of the Year award by the judges of Minnesota’s 10th Judicial District. Lindy frequently authors articles on cancer related legal topics and has presented over 100 seminars on the intersection of cancer and law to health care providers, attorneys, and cancer survivors.

A member of the adjunct faculty at the University of Minnesota School of Law, Lindy also serves on the board of directors of GiveMN, on the Steering Committee of the Health Care Legal Partnership Learning Collaborative, as a member of the National Cancer Legal Service Network, and is a recent past two-term member of the Minnesota Cancer Alliance's Steering Committee.

Lindy received her B.A. from the University of California, Irvine and her J.D. from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law.

Lindy can be reached at 651-917-9000 or

Our Partners

  • Susan G. Komen Minnesota
    Susan G. Komen Minnesota
  • Otto Bremer Trust
    Otto Bremer Trust
  • Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation
    Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation
  • Minnesota State Bar Foundation
    Minnesota State Bar Foundation
  • Fredrikson & Byron Foundation
    Fredrikson & Byron Foundation
  • Legal Services Advisory Committee
    Legal Services Advisory Committee
  • Hennepin County Bar Foundation
    Hennepin County Bar Foundation