Cyndi was born in Fairfax, Virginia and grew up in West Texas. Cyndi obtained her undergraduate degree at the University of Texas, graduating in 1993. In 1997, she received her J.D. from the South Texas College of Law. Cyndi began practice with Jimmy Williamson in 1998, but left to serve as a domestic violence prosecutor from 2002-2005.
While serving as a prosecutor, Cyndi served on the Board of the Angelina Alliance for Children Child Advocacy Center, which is a non-profit center dedicated to interviewing and serving child victims of sexual and/or physical abuse, minimizing their trauma through a team approach in a child friendly environment. In 2005, she returned to Williamson & Rusnak. In 2012 Cyndi was admitted to the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers, and also recently admitted to the Association of National Women Trial Lawyers.
Cyndi volunteers as the Secretary for the Board of Directors of the Sean Ashley House, a volunteer organization created to help children and adults with autism spectrum disorders. Cyndi is the proud mother of 10 year-old twins, and enjoys attending their swim meets.
SOUTH TEXAS COLLEGE of LAW, HOUSTON, TX
- Juris Doctorate: 1997
- Officer and Director, Board of Advocates: 1996 – 1997
- Dean’s Honor List: 1996
- Dean’s Student Advocacy Service Award: 1997
UNIVERSITY of TEXAS, AUSTIN, TX
- Bachelor of Arts: Psychology; Minor in English: 1993
- WILLIAMSON & RUSNAK, HOUSTON, TX
Representing plaintiffs at the civil trial and appellate levels on hourly and contingency fee basis. Representative cases include professional negligence (medical and legal negligence), wrongful death, commercial litigation, real property litigation, defamation, deceptive trade practices and personal injury.
- ANGELINA COUNTY ATTORNEY’S OFFICE, ANGELINA COUNTY, TX
Assistant County Attorney and VAWA prosecutor in criminal trials prosecuting domestic violence cases and protective orders for victims of domestic violence. Representative cases include assault, interference with emergency telephone call, harassment, deadly conduct, terroristic threat, criminal mischief and violation of protective order. Also prosecuted juvenile felony sexual assault abuse cases.
- WILLIAMSON & SEARS, L.L.P. , HOUSTON, TX
Representing plaintiffs in civil trials and appellate levels on hourly and contingency fee basis. Representative cases include professional negligence (medical and legal negligence), wrongful death, commercial litigation, real property litigation, defamation, deceptive trade practices and personal injury.
- BURROW & PARROTT, L.L.P., HOUSTON, TX
Law clerk personal injury litigation practice.
- HARRIS COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE, HARRIS COUNTY, TX
Legal intern for Harris County District Attorney’s Office. Assisted in docket call, bond forfeiture, plea bargains, working with pro se defendants.
LICENSES, BAR MEMBERSHIPS, COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS, AND PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS (PAST & PRESENT)
- State Bar of Texas
- Texas District and County Attorneys Association
- Houston Young Lawyers Association
- Houston Bar Association
- American Bar Association
- Top 100 Texas Trial Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers (2012)
- Director and Secretary, The Sean Ashley House, Houston, Texas