Cindy’s practice focuses on real estate professional liability representation and defense. She represents residential and commercial real estate brokerages, real estate trade associations, inspectors, appraisers, and title and escrow companies throughout Ohio in real estate and professional liability defense litigation.  She also practices extensively before the Ohio Division of Real Estate, Ohio Real Estate Commission, and Ohio Civil Rights Commission.

As outside general counsel to real estate brokerages state-wide, Cindy assists clients with transactional issues, regulatory compliance, policy development, transactional documents and best practices to ensure compliance and diminish risk.

Cindy has been honored as an Ohio Super Lawyer and is peer-rated by the Martindale Hubbell® directory as AV Preeminent, the highest level of professional excellence.

Cindy earned her juris doctorate from Case Western Reserve University School of Law in 1991 and was admitted to the Ohio bar that year. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in French as well as a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from Bowling Green State University.


  • Education

    • Bowling Green State University, B.A. French, 1988
    • Bowling Green State University, B.S. Journalism, 1988
    • Case Western Reserve University School of Law. J.D., 1991


    • U.S. District Court, Nothern District of Ohio and Southern District of Ohio
    • State of Ohio
  • Professional Affiliations

    • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association - Member; Co-Chair

    Community Involvement

    • Ohio Supreme Court Mentoring Program
    • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated - Martindale-Hubbell
    • Named to the Ohio Super Lawyers list (2013-2014, 2017-2023)