Most Minnesota parents want the best for their children and do everything in their power to keep their children safe, healthy, and happy. A small subset, however, participates in neglect or abuse severe enough to warrant the termination of their rights as parents. In such situations, the termination of that parent’s rights may be warranted
Cynthia Brown is a founding partner with the Brown Law Offices, P.A. She is an honors graduate of the University of South Dakota and William Mitchell College of Law. Cynthia was admitted to practice in 1998.
After graduating from law school, Cynthia served as the law clerk to the Honorable Timothy R. Bloomquist, retired Chief Judge of Minnesota’s Tenth Judicial District. Upon completing her clerkship, Cynthia practiced with a well-known firm in Cambridge, Minnesota. She founded the Brown Law Offices, P.A. in 2003.
Cynthia has handled a wide variety of family law matters throughout the Twin Cities, and greater Minnesota, including divorce, custody, child protective services, orders for protection and harassment restraining orders. Many of her clients have also asked her to provide guidance concerning their estate planning needs.
Early in her career, Cynthia served as a prosecutor, public defender and criminal investigator. In addition to her family practice, Cynthia routinely represents clients facing criminal charges such as DWI, assault, theft and criminal sexual misconduct.
Cynthia founded the Amigos de Guatemala Foundation in 2007. She is a former Board Member and President of the Foundation, which provided educational, health and financial resources to underprivileged Guatemalan citizens. Her interest in serving the impoverished began with a medical mission trip to Honduras in 1994.
When she is not practicing law, Cynthia enjoys scrap-booking, soap-making, ATV riding and spending time with family.
Areas of Practice
- Child Protective Services
- Restraining Orders
- Criminal Defense
- Estate Planning
- Minnesota State Bar, 1998
- William Mitchell College of Law, 1998
- University of South Dakota, 1995
Professional Associations & Activities
- Minnesota State Bar Association
- Presenter, Various CLE Courses
- Panel Attorney, Anoka County County Family Law Clinic
- Monthly Columnist, Minnesota Lawyer Newspaper
- Author, Family Law Forum
- Author, Divorce Magazine
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