Lindensmith served as a senior attorney with a national research and consulting firm before joining Marks & Harrison. He has represented children as a certified guardian ad litem in the Albemarle County area, and he has written a number of legal articles over the years for various publications, including TRIAL Magazine, American Law Reports, Causes of Action, and others. In his spare time, he has written award-winning fiction, including numerous short stories for various magazines and literary journals, has been a resident fellow in fiction writing at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and he was the recipient of a grant from the Virginia Commission for the Arts for a novel-in-progress. His first collection of short stories was published by Southern Methodist University Press in 1996.
He and his wife, Gaytha, make their home in Staunton, Virginia. They are parents to six adult children.