Cynthia Barela Graham

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Amarillo, TX

Law Office of Cynthia Barela Graham, PLLC
 | 600 South Tyler, Suite 1814, Amarillo, TX 79105
Phone: 806-345-3150
Fax: 806-373-3541
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1990
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Attorney Profile

Cindi Graham handles cases throughout the top 26 counties of the Texas, Panhandle involving divorce, property division, child custody, adoption and  termination of parental rights.  A zealous litigator, Cindi advocates for her clients drawing from her thirty years of experience in both contested cases and negotiated cases. Parties seeking to avoid contested fights often hire her to represent them in Collaborative Divorces since she has more experience than in those types of cases than any other attorney in the Texas Panhandle.  Additionally, Cindi has been board-certified in family law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 2002.

After completing her undergraduate education at Texas Tech University, she attended and graduated from The University of Texas at Austin School of Law.

Following four yeas prosecuting for the State of Texas, Cindi opened her own law office in 1994 and since then has committed herself to helping families through some of the most trying situations of their lives. Taking the time to discuss their specific needs and goals, as well as to gain an understanding of their family dynamics, she crafts customized plans to help her clients achieve the best possible outcomes to their legal issues. Whenever possible, Cindi tries to resolve her clients’ cases through amicable means whenever possible to reduce the expense of litigation, yet she is prepared to battle in the courtroom on their behalf when necessary.

Ever a doer, Cindi has been on several statewide boards including the State Bar of Texas Board of Directors, The State Bar of Texas Family Law Section Board of Directors, and the Collaborative Divorce Texas Board of Directors.  Locally, Cindi founded the Amarillo Area Women's Bar Association and has served in every capacity on the Panhandle Family Law Association.  She has also  been active in the Amarillo Area Bar Association.  Additionally, she is a frequent speaker and author of legal  papers in continuing legal education courses across Texas.

Locally, Cindi has volunteered with the Eveline Rivers Project, The Chamber of Commerce, United Way, the 79107 project through the Amarillo Area Foundation, and the The Amarillo Junior League.

Cindi received the Court Appointed Special Advocates' "Ad Litem of the Year" award for her representation of children in cases involving child abuse and neglect.  She has also received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Panhandle Family Lawyers.  She has been selected by her peers each year since 2008 the prestigious Super Lawyer designation from Thomson Reuters.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Family Law (100%): Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law

Focus Areas

Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 12 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2019

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About Cynthia Barela Graham

Admitted: 1990, Texas

Professional Webpage: http://www.legaldirectories.com/Barela-Graham-Cynthia-2649-A...

Honors/Awards:

  • Lifetime Achievement Award, Panhandle Family Lawyers Association, 2016
  • Ad Litem of the Year, CASA, 2007

Special Licenses/Certifications:

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

Bar/Professional Activity:

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

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

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

Industry Groups

  • Family Law
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Office Location for Cynthia Barela Graham

600 South Tyler, Suite 1814
Amarillo, TX 79105

Phone: 806-345-3150

Fax: 806-373-3541

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Last Updated: 4/4/2019

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