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Lindsey Barton Straus

Lindsey Barton Straus, JD, is Senior Editor of MomsTEAM.com, and Director of Research/Senior Editor for MomsTEAM Institute. Ms. Barton Straus has been Senior Editor of MomsTEAM.com since its launched in 2000. A prolific writer and editor, Ms. Straus has authored hundreds of articles for MomsTEAM on a wide range of youth sports safety topics, with concentrated experience writing about concussions, overuse injuries (especially in baseball), nutrition, and hydration. She was co-writer and researcher for the MomsTEAM PBS documentary, "The Smartest Team: Making High School Football Safer," for which she compiled the exhaustive bibliography and annotated guide to source material found on the Smartest Team website. She is a graduate of Harvard College, where, as an Editor of the school's daily newspaper, The Harvard Crimson, she covered the nationally ranked men's soccer, swimming, and track teams. Ms. Barton Straus received her JD with honors from the University of Maryland School of Law, where she was Associate Editor of the Maryland Law Review and a member of the Order of the Coif. While writing and editing for MomsTEAM, Ms. Barton has also continued to practice law, most recently as a solo practitioner, with earlier stints with small, medium, and large law firms, including DLA Piper (where she began her legal career) and for ten years as a staff attorney for Mobil Oil Corporation, working primarily in antitrust and dealer franchise litigation. A former elite high school middle distance runner, and youth baseball, soccer coach, and administrator, Lindsey currently lives on Cape Cod. She can be reached by email at lbarton@momsteam.com.