Lindsey Bachman to Speak on Campus

Lindsey Bachman, successful attorney and champion for the Culture of Life, will give a talk on Viktor Frankl's book, Man's Search for Meaning, on Thursday, Nov. 7, at 6:00 p.m. in the Raven Roost inside the Haverty Center on the Atchison campus of Benedictine College. The book was ranked by a Library of Congress reader survey among the top ten books making of profound difference to one’s life and is considered to be among the top ten most influential books in America. All are welcome to participate; however, registration by October 31st is required.  Refreshments will be provided.  Register by emailing Liz Lademan, Ravens CARE Peer Support leader at

Bachman is a successful litigation attorney who enjoys enjoys being in the courtroom. However, she believes the best resolution to most cases is a mutual agreement reached by all parties. She also represents many children as their guardian ad litem and believes strongly that children deserve to be protected and heard.

Courts Admitted to Practice

Licensed to practice law in the State of Missouri and Texas, Bachman has appeared multiple times before the Western District Court of Appeals.

Devotion to Building the Culture of Life

Bachman has served as the President and Vice President for the national Vitae Foundation Board of Directors and actively supports the local Saint Joseph, Missouri pregnancy help center.

Education, Professional Associations and Recognition

Bachman received her undergraduate degree from the University of Houston Honors College in 2005 and her law degree in 2009 from Regent University in Virginia.

She was an active member of her college speech and debate team and won many awards, including Best Speaker at the State Championships. During law school,she served on the Moot Court Board and earned the high distinction of Best Speaker at the Moot Court National Championships.

Personal Information

Bachman’s passion for law started at an early age when her mother, a theatre director, began casting her in plays starting at age 4 with the Wizard of Oz as a “little munchkin.” Her theatrical interests eventually led to public speaking and debating. Her hero is her father, Earle Powdrell, who is a rocket scientist for NASA, training astronauts and designing the Space Station. He ingrained in her the Apollo 13 mission motto: Failure is not an option.

She met her husband, Joshua, in law school and moved to St. Joseph, Mo., after their marriage in 2010. Lindsey and Joshua are proud members of the Snow Creek Patrol and also enjoy running half marathons. Lindsey is active in her church and serves on several community boards.