Cynthia Diggs

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Houston, TX

Holmes Diggs & Sadler
 | 5300 Memorial Drive, Suite 900
Houston, TX 77007
Phone: 713-802-1777
Fax: 713-802-1779
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1984
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (80%),
  • General Litigation (20%)
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney Cynthia Diggs is a partner with Holmes, Diggs & Sadler law firm and serves as attorney-in-charge of its Houston law office. A top-rated, award-winning attorney with more than 30 years of legal experience, Ms. Diggs focuses her practice primarily on family law, and she provides invaluable counsel and guidance to clients across her region who are going through a divorce or have other serious legal issues affecting their families.

    Board-certified in both family law and civil trial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Ms. Diggs is able to offer an unmatched level of advocacy and support for her clients, and she has achieved considerable success assisting those she serves with making the best-informed decisions about the legal issues that will affect them and their loved ones for years to come.

    At all turns, Ms. Diggs maintains an unwavering focus on protecting her clients' rights and best interests while helping them obtain the positive results they seek as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible. She prepares each case thoroughly as if it were to go to trial, but she prefers to help her clients resolve their conflicts and reach favorable agreements without the need for expensive, time-consuming and adversarial court battles. She also has extensive experience handling complex asset division cases as well as international family law cases involving expatriates.

    In honor for her impeccable professionalism and superior client service, she has earned consistent top rankings from H Texas Magazine, Texas Monthly Magazine and other sources along with a Trailblazers designation from Texas Lawyer Magazine and the National Law Journal. In addition, Ms. Diggs has received Superb, 10 out of 10 client ratings on Avvo, and International Advisory Experts voted her a Top-Rated Lawyer in 2019. She also accepted an invitation to join the prestigious American Board of Trial Advocates as well as the International Academy of Family Lawyers.

    Ms. Diggs obtained her Juris Doctor from the University of Texas School of Law in 1984, graduating Order of the Barristers. While in law school, she served as associate editor of the Texas Law Review as well as member of the school's Mock Trial Team and National Moot Court Team. She also helped establish the Urban Debate League, where she continues to serve of its advisory board.

    Among her other professional affiliations, Ms. Diggs is an active member of the Houston Bar Association and the State Bar of Texas, and the Texas Association of Family Law Specialists and Gulf Coast Family Law Specialists, and the Texas Association of Civil Trial and Appellate Specialists. She also has several publications to her credit, and she routinely conducts lectures and seminars on a variety of legal topics.

     
    Practice Areas
    • 80%Family Law
    • 20%General Litigation
    Focus Areas

    Alimony & Spousal Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Same Sex Family Law

    Selections

    Selected to Super Lawyers for 12 yearsbottom-image

    Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2020

    Certificates and Credentials

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    About Cynthia Diggs

    Admitted: 1984, Texas

    Professional Webpage: https://www.holmesdiggs.com/attorneys/cynthia-diggs/

    Honors/Awards:

    • Awarded AVVO’s Client’s Choice award for divorce
    • Selected as a Super Lawyer every year since 2009
    • Advisory Board of the Houston Urban Debate League, University of Texas School of Law
    • Member, Order of the Barristers, National Moot Court Team and National Mock Trial Team, University of Texas School of Law

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Board Certified, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Family Law;  Board Certified, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Civil Trial

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Pattern Jury Charge Committee, Family Law Section
    • Elected to the International Association of Matrimonial Lawyers, 2011
    • Elected to the American Board of Trial Advocates
    • Member, Family Law Section, Houston Bar Foundation
    • Member, Family Law Section, State Bar of Texas
    • Advisory Board Member, Houston Urban Debate League
    • Member, Family Law Section, Texas Bar Association
    • Founding Member of the Center for Women in Law, University of Texas School of Law, 2011
    • Gulf Coast Family Law Specialists
    • Member and Past-President of the Association of Women Attorneys in Houston

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Handled divorce for indigent client requiring out-of-state service of process and final prove-up.  , 2019

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Trial Issues in Custody Cases, 2000 and 2001, NBI seminar speaker and author, NBI
    • Speaker and presenter of Power Point presentation on How to Handle a Family Law Case from Start to Finish, provided forms to attendees for each step of the process.  Presented at the Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Speaker , Family Law Seminar, Family Lawyers
    • Speaker and Author of Paper on Accellerated Appeals for Civil Appellate Practice 101 Seminar , Speaker and Author of Paper on Accelerated Appeals, Appellate Law Seminar for State Bar of Texas, Appellate Lawyers, 2017
    • Federal and International Law Governing Parental Rights and Responsibilities, NBI, 2001
    • Property Division in a Texas Divorce:  Getting Your Fair Share, Taking Control Seminar, 2009
    • Associate Editor, Texas Law Review
    • Divorce by the Numbers: Tracing, Valuation and Tax Questions, paper prepared for and presented at: CPE Seminar, 2009, Houston, Texas
    • Speaker and Author, Trial Issues in Custody Cases, 2000 and 2001, NBI Seminar
    • Speaker and Author, Trial Issues in Custody Cases, 2000 and 2001, NBI Seminar Federal and International Law Governing Parental Rights & Responsibilities, 2000 and 2001, NBI Seminar
    • Speaker and Author, Trial Issues in Custody Cases, 2000 and 2001, NBI Seminar Enforcement By Contempt of Custody and Visitation Orders, 2000 and 2001, NBI Seminar
    • Family Law Evidence, paper prepared for and presented at: Family Law Conference:, South Texas College of Law, February 3-4 2005
    • Enforcement By Contempt of Custody and Visitation Orders, 2000 and 2001, NBI seminar speaker and author
    • Speaker and Writer, Evidence: Preserving Trial Error for Appeal, 2013

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • Appointed to President's Awards Committee for American Board of Trial Advocates, 2019
    • Elected to Board of Delegates of International Academy of Family Lawyers, 2018
    • Elected to the American Board of Trial Lawyers, 2012

    Educational Background:

    • Baylor University, B.A., 1981

    Industry Groups

    • Divorce
    • Family
    • Litigation

    Comments

    • “Cindy is a capable attorney who makes her clients comfortable in the process. Her clients understand what is happening and feel like they are a part of the process.”
    • “Cindy is unusually bright and competent. She is also board certified in both civil trial law and family law.”

    These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

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    Office Location for Cynthia Diggs

    5300 Memorial Drive
    Suite 900
    Houston, TX 77007

    Phone: 713-802-1777

    Fax: 713-802-1779

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    Last Updated: 5/28/2020

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