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Attorney Cynthia M. Cimino

ATTORNEY CYNTHIA M. CIMINOCynthia joined the firm in 2017 after working as a Federal and State Assistant Public Defender in New Orleans, Louisiana as well as Miami, Florida. Cynthia has extensive white-collar litigation experience and has tried numerous cases at both the Federal and State levels. She has handled cases involving allegations of public corruption, mail fraud, tax fraud, wire fraud, narcotics trafficking, and crimes of violence. Additionally, Cynthia has represented individuals in connection with Grand Jury proceedings.

Cynthia is a member of the Criminal Justice Act (CJA) Panel in the Eastern District of Louisiana, a trial advocacy instructor at Tulane University Law School, and a member of the Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers where she co-chairs the organization's Last Chance CLE. She has presented at CLEs regarding the United States Sentencing Guidelines as well as issues related to the application of recent amendments to the Guidelines.


  • Tulane University, School of Law (New Orleans, Louisiana), Juris Doctor, 2002
  • American University, School of Public Affairs (Washington, DC), Bachelor of Arts, 1997


  • Attorney, Public Defender Office for the 24th JDC, 2013 - present
  • Assistant Federal Public Defender, Federal Public Defender, EDLA, 2008 - 2013
  • Staff Attorney, Orleans Public Defender, 2006 - 2008
  • Assistant Public Defender, Miami-Dade Public Defender, 2002 -2006

Bar Admissions and Memberships

  • Louisiana Bar Association
  • Florida Bar Association
  • United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana
  • Co-chair, Last Chance CLE, Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Instructor, Trial Advocacy Program, Tulane University
  • Member, Criminal Justice Act Panel for the Eastern District of Louisiana


  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Southern Trial Lawyers Association
  • Million Dollar Advocates
  • Super Lawyers
  • Florida Justice Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • American Bar Association
  • National Academy of Family Law Lawyers