Dallas trial lawyer and “The Bachelorette” star Rachel Lindsay, whose engagement to Miami chiropractor Bryan was broadcast live on Monday night, said she used her cross-examination skills when she had private time with each of three men during “Fantasy Suite” overnights.
Lindsay, a 32-year-old associate with Cooper & Scully who is also a daughter of U.S. District Judge Sam Lindsay of Dallas, told “The Bachelorette” host Chris Harrison during the three-hour finale episode of the reality TV show that she grilled each of the men in “true lawyer fashion” during their couple alone time.
“I went in there with a list. I had questions. I was asking about health insurance and credit scores,” Lindsay said.
Lindsay didn’t say what information she pried out of her 37-year-old fiance Bryan or her other suitors, Eric and Peter. But Bryan’s answers must have passed muster because she accepted his proposal as he knelt before her during a blustery day on a castle in Spain and put a ring on her finger.
Bryan said later in the show that “the attorney in her actually turned me on.”
Lindsay showed her lawyerly skills in an earlier episode, when she ruthlessly questioned a suitor about his relationship with another woman, and then quickly dispatched him after his answers fell short.
The final episode was a show-within-a-show, with Lindsay and a live audience watching the finale along with Harrison.
Lindsay returned to work at Cooper & Scully in June, after filming of “The Bachelorette” concluded in May.
John Scully, a founding shareholder in Cooper & Scully, said Lindsay is well-liked and respected at the firm, and her co-workers are very happy she found love and is engaged. “We all look forward to meeting her fiance and I’m already working on my cross-examination,” Scully said.
During the finale, Lindsay and Bryan said they are considering living in Dallas, Miami or Los Angeles. “We are certainly excited to have her with us in Dallas and hope that remains the case,” Scully said.
Lindsay, the first African-American to star in “The Bachelorette,” wasn’t the only lawyer on the show, but she sent home two lawyer/bachelors earlier in the competition, including Jack Stone, a former real estate associate with Winstead in Dallas.