According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, one in three women and one in four men have been subject to some form of domestic violence. Unfortunately, this threat is alive and well in Minnesota; a report from the Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women suggests that 24 Minnesotans died at the hands of abusers in 2017. Many others suffer quietly for years.

If you’ve suffered domestic violence, we’re here to let you know you’re not alone. Don’t hesitate to take advantage of the following resources:

Domestic Abuse Service Center

Located on the Hennepin County Government Center’s lower level, the Domestic Abuse Service Center offers a variety of services in a safe and private setting. The center’s diverse staff members help visitors obtain access to safety plans, housing, family-focused agencies, and more.

Domestic Abuse Project

The Twin Cities-focused Domestic Abuse Projectuses an innovative approach to address the cycle of abuse. From crisis intervention to trauma-informed therapy, the non-profit organization welcomes community members with open arms. DAP’s latest program provides a unique approach with which active military personnel and veterans can relate.

St. Paul & Ramsey County Domestic Abuse Intervention Project

Serving over 5,600 domestic violence victims every year, the St. Paul & Ramsey County Domestic Abuse Intervention Project provides support via a 24/7 hotline and crisis intervention services. The program also operates a victim service center known as Bridges to Safety. Other services address family transitional needs, community outreach, and health care advocacy.

It’s time to bring the cycle of domestic violence to an end. The Brown Law Offices can help. Contact us today to learn how we can support you through this ordeal and help you begin a better, brighter life — free of abuse.

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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…

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
  • Divorce
  • Custody
  • Child Protective Services
  • Restraining Orders
  • Criminal Defense
  • Estate Planning
Bar Admission
  • Minnesota State Bar, 1998
Education
  • William Mitchell College of Law, 1998
  • University of South Dakota, 1995
Joined Firm
  • 2003
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