Cynthia D Kinney

Cynthia D. Kinney,

Los Angeles. Cynthia D. Kinney concentrates her practice in employment law and professional liability defense. Her employment practice focuses on representing employers, management and their employees in lawsuits for discrimination, retaliation, harassment, wrongful termination, breach of contract, and various employment related torts, as well as suits for violation of California and federal statutes, such as the Family Medical Leave Act, the California Family Rights Act, and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act. She also regularly assists clients in responding to administrative charges for discrimination and harassment that are pending before the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing and/or the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Ms. Kinney's professional liability experience includes errors and omissions defense of attorneys, accountants, insurance agents, and real estate brokers. In addition, she is experienced at handling anti-SLAPP claims arising from constitutional rights of free speech and petitioning.

Ms. Kinney has a proven track record of effectively investigating claims, assessing areas of risk, and counseling clients. She is a skilled negotiator and uses her extensive mediation experience to assist clients in resolving disputes through favorable settlements. When feasible, Cynthia uses her strong writing and advocacy skills to obtain favorable judgments for her clients through the use of dispositive motions, such as demurrers and motions for summary judgment.

Ms. Kinney also contributes to the firm by writing and arguing motions in casualty cases, which include claims for products liability, premises liability, personal injury, general negligence, and indemnity.

EDUCATION
Southwestern University School of Law, Los Angeles, California (J.D., magna cum laude, 1998).
Managing Editor, Southwestern University Law Review (1997-1998).
Portland State University, Portland, Oregon (B.S., Business Administration, Management, 1984).

BAR ADMISSIONS
State Bar of California
United States District Court for the Central District of California
United States District Court for the Eastern District of California

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS
State Bar of California
Los Angeles County Bar Association