Cynthia has a well-deserved reputation as a highly skilled and effective mediator for more than 20 years, handling over 3,500 cases. An accomplished litigator at Pasternak, Pasternak & Alsbrook, ALC, she represented plaintiffs and defendants, specializing in personal injury, business, employment, healthcare, civil rights, government liability, construction and real estate. Cynthia brings her broad legal experience to ADR Services, Inc., where she mediates full-time at its Southern California locations. She also works at Loyola Law School as an Adjunct Professor teaching Mediation Advocacy and is Coach of its International Chamber of Commerce Commercial Mediation Team. Clients attribute her extraordinary settlement rate to thorough preparation, astute analysis, eminent fairness, sincerity, optimism, skilled negotiation, uncanny timing, her evidence-based approach and tenacity.
Among her numerous achievements are serving as Beverly Hills Bar Past President (7th woman in its 75-year history) and recipient of its most prestigious awards, MetNews’ Person of the Year, Southern California Super Lawyer (11 years), Top Women Lawyers (So Cal), Top 16 Women ADR Professionals (So Cal), and MENSA Ltd., Inc. (Lifetime Member).