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ST. LOUIS, MO, August 12, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Lawyer, Cynthia Garnholz, has over thirty years' experience in the legal profession, focusing in the realms of Family Law, Probate, Estate Planning, and Order of Protection, including the following areas of practice: Adoption, Child Custody and Visitation, Child Support and Alimony, Collaborative Practice, Decedent's Estates, Domestic Violence, Guardianship, Mediation, Paternity, Relocation, Trusts and Wills.
Throughout her successful career, Cynthia has actively served the community. She was a city alderman for 10 years and has served as a part-time municipal judge since 1997. Her commitment to the legal profession has been officially recognized through being awarded a rating of AV® Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell®, one of the highest possible peer review accolades for ethical standards and legal ability that a Lawyer can achieve in the US. Cynthia is slated to receive the 2020 Women's Justice "General Practitioner" Award from Missouri Lawyers Media. She was also named one of the National Advocates' Top 100 Lawyers.
Cynthia is based in St. Louis, Missouri at Garnholz | Sparks as a collaborative practitioner, attorney, and mediator. After originally graduating in Business Administration, cum laude, from Fontbonne University in 1976, Cynthia was inspired to embark on a career in law following her father, Edward W. Garnholz's footsteps. Cynthia's thriving career as a Legal Attorney has gone from strength to strength since graduating in Law from Washington University in 1980. Cynthia currently serves on the Board of Governors of the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (BAMSL) and was formerly chairperson of its Family Law Section. She is a member of many bar associations and committees ranging from the Missouri Bar Association Probate and Trust Law Committee and Family Law Section to the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts.
As a Legal Practitioner, Cynthia's main passion is her clients' welfare, especially children, as often family legal disputes such as divorce can be extremely challenging and a stressful time for everyone involved. Consequently, Cynthia decided to become a Domestic Violence Court special prosecutor and a court attorney in adult abuse cases, helping to guarantee that children have safe access to their parents. Cynthia is a strong believer in 'alternative dispute resolution' over litigation to maintain a healthy family environment for all parties involved, both during the case and afterward. She believes that every case is unique and deserves individual attention. Cynthia, always prioritizes listening to her clients, explaining clearly the process ahead in order to guide her clients through the legal process at a pace that is right for their specific needs.
Looking to the future, Cynthia will continue working in the legal sector. She thoroughly enjoys helping families to navigate through difficult times and come out on the other side with a positive outcome and secure view of their lives ahead.
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