Cynthia Barela Graham

Cynthia Barela Graham

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Amarillo, TX

Law Office of Cynthia Barela Graham
 | 600 South Tyler, Suite 1814, PO Box 9314
Amarillo, TX 79105
Phone: 806-345-3150
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1990
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Attorney Profile

Cindi Barela Graham has been practicing law in the Texas Panhandle for more than twenty-four years. Although she attended Texas Tech for her undergraduate decree, Cindi graduated from the University of Texas School of Law in 1989.  Returning to the top of Texas, Cindi developed and refined her passion for courtroom work as a prosecutor early in her career in Potter County, Texas. She then started her own firm in 1994 and became Board Certified in Family Law in 2002 by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. She has tried custody cases, property issues, adoptions, divorces, and the termination of parental rights to both juries and judges alike. Cindi enjoys the challenge of complex property cases and unique characterization issues as well.  She is a zealous advocate for her clients.  She has published articles and speaks several times yearly on family law issues.  She has been extremely active in State Bar activities both as a young lawyer and a Director to the State Bar Board. She recently served a six-year term on the board of directors to the Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists and is currently serving her on the Board of the Texas State Bar's Family Law Section. Cindi was named as the Ad Litem of the Year by the Amarillo Area CASA in 2007.  In December 2011, she served as the State Bar of Texas Course Director for the Advanced Family Law Drafting seminar in Dallas, Texas.  In 2013 Cindi was the course director for the State Bar CLE course Sex, Drugs and Surveillance in Houston and for the Texas Academy of Family Law Specialist’s Trial Institute in Colorado Springs, CO. Cindi is a Fellow to the Texas Bar Foundation, a former member of the District 13 Grievance Committee, and past president of the Texas Panhandle Family Lawyers Association.  She has been honored to be designated by her Peers with Thomson Reuter's SuperLawyer designation each year since 2008 and with The Best Lawyers in America each year since 2015.

About Cynthia Barela Graham

Admitted: 1990, Texas

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Honors and Awards:

  • Lifetime Achievement Award, Panhandle Family Lawyers Association, 2016
  • Awarded the Ad Litem of the Year award by the Amarillo Area Court Appointed Special Advocates., Ad Litem of the Year, CASA, 2007

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specializations, 2002

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Texas Family Law Section Council--Board Member, 2011
  • Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists, Director, 2008
  • Panhandle Family Lawyers Association, President, 2008
  • Amarillo Area Bar Association, Liaison to the Bar, 2007
  • State Bar of Texas, District Director, 2005
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association, Director and Secretary, 1994

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Speaker/Author, Unique Possession Orders, Advanced Family Law, State Bar Of Texas, 2015
  • Speaker/Author, Valuation of Non-Business Assets, State Bar of Texas, 2014
  • Discovery Outside the Box, Author and Speaker, Marriage Dissolution, 2013
  • Dealing with a Pro Se, Author and Speaker, Family Law 101, 2013
  • Daubert: Separating the Gem from the Junk, Speaker, Advanced Family Law, 2013
  • Course Co-Director, Trial Institute, Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists, 2013
  • Course Director, Sex, Drugs and Surveillance, SBOT CLE, 2013
  • Case Law Update-SAPCRs, Author and Speaker, Marriage Dissolution, 2012
  • Case Law Update:  Paternity, Termination and Adoption.  Presented with Ellen Yarrell, Speaker, Advanced Family Law, 2012
  • Parentage and Paternity Fraud and Forms, Speaker, Advanced Drafting, 2011
  • Course Director, Advanced Family Law Drafting Course, SBOT, 2011
  • Speaker and Author, Paternity Fraud, SBOT Advanced Family Law, 2011
  • Speaker, Author, Depositions, SBOT Advanced Evidence And Discovery, 2011
  • Speaker, Author, Trying a Custody Case on a Shoestring, SBOT Advanced Family Law CLE, 2010
  • UTCLE The Parent Child Relationship--The Client Makeover, Speaker and Author, The Client Makeover, 2010
  • Speaker/Author, Depositions, SBOT Advanced Family Law CLE, 2009
  • Speaker/Author, Creative Custody, SBOT CLE--Advanced Family Law Drafting, 2008
  • Speaker/Author, Navigating the Attorney General Maze, UT CLE--Family Law On The Frontlines, 2008
  • Article also published in the November 2007 Texas Bar Journal, Speaker and Author, Making the Most of Limited Resources, SBOT CLE New Lawyer Course, 2007
  • Speaker, Enforcement and Modification, SBOT Advanced Family Law--Bootcamp, 2007

Industry Groups

  • None
  • Office Location for Cynthia Barela Graham

    600 South Tyler, Suite 1814
    PO Box 9314
    Amarillo, TX 79105


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