Cindy has spent her entire legal career in Houston and the surrounding areas, and is a specialist in all types of family law and divorce cases. She has first-chair trial experience, including jury trials, and has successfully handled cases through the appellate process. Cindy is a member of the Family Law Sections of the State Bar of Texas and the Houston Bar Association as well as the Gulf Coast Family Law Specialists. She is also a member of the Texas Association of Civil Trial and Appellate Specialists and the Texas Association of Family Law Specialists (TAFLS). Cindy served on the Pattern Jury Charge Committee, Family Law, State Bar of Texas from 2001 to 2002. She was also awarded Avvo’s Client’s Choice award for divorce in 2012. Cindy has been selected as a Super Lawyer every year since 2009.
In 2012, Cindy was inducted into the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). Membership in this prestigious association is offered on an invitation-only basis and is only offered to attorneys who meet strict membership qualifications. She now serves on the National Board of ABOTA as of 2016. Similarly, Cindy is a member of the International Academy of Family Lawyers—another distinguished professional organization that only accepts members who have been invited to join. Cindy is the immediate past-president of the Association of Women Attorneys in Houston for the 2014-2015 term. Cindy served as president of the Association of Women Attorneys in Houston for the 2013-2014 term.
Cindy earned her juris doctorate in 1984 from The University of Texas School of Law, where she was an Associate Editor of The Texas Law Review and a member of the Order of the Barristers. She represented The University of Texas School of Law as a member of its National Moot Court Team and National Mock Trial Team. Cindy Diggs is a founding member and serves on the Advisory Board of the Houston Urban Debate League.
Legal Writings and Public Speaking engagements
Speaker at the Breast Cancer Symposium of the Health Law Section and Women and the Law Sections of the 2013 Annual Texas Bar Association Meeting. Dallas, Texas. June 2013
Preserving Evidentiary Error in Family Cases, paper prepared for and presented at the NBI seminar, November 2012.
Divorce by the Numbers: Tracing, Valuation and Tax Questions, paper prepared for and presented at: CPE Seminar, 2009, Houston, Texas
Family Law Evidence, paper prepared for and presented at: Family Law Conference: February 3-4 2005, South Texas College of Law
Trial Issues in Custody Cases, 2000 and 2001, NBI seminar speaker and author
Federal and International Law Governing Parental Rights & Responsibilities, 2000 and 2001, NBI seminar speaker and author
Enforcement By Contempt of Custody and Visitation Orders, 2000 and 2001, NBI seminar speaker and author
Do I Need a Prenuptial Agreement, Article
Visitation for Children Under Three, Article
Standard Visitation, Article
Winter Holiday Visitation, Article
Divorce and the Holidays, Article
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