About Me

Cynthia Bashore Montgomery County attorneyCynthia Bashore concentrates her practice on family and entertainment law. She is an experienced litigator, having handled hundreds of divorce, custody, child and spousal support, and equitable distribution matters for over 20 years. Cindy also had extensive litigation experience representing community associations, victims of personal injury and contractor litigation. She is also a certified mediator and arbitrator.Cindy has been selected by Philadelphia Magazine as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer in child advocacy in 2011. The Super Lawyer selection process includes peer nominations, independent research of attorneys, and a blue ribbon panel review process. Cindy has also been practicing entertainment law since 1991 in the areas of theater, television, film and writing. Cindy is experienced in structuring, negotiating and drafting a wide variety of entertainment related agreements. Cindy’s clients include screenwriters, novelists, actors, dancers, composers, artists, producers and creators of new media content.Cindy has been selected to speak in college forums for students, professors and community professionals on the economy’s effect on divorce and families, and she has written articles for legal publications on family law and community association matters.

She has served on various committees over the years, most recently including the Montgomery Bar Association Family Law Section discovery, case law and mediation committees.

A graduate of California Western School of Law (J.D. 1991), Cindy received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Temple University (B.A. 1988). Cindy is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania and California.

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Certified Mediator, San Diego Mediation Center, 1997

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 2001
  • California, 1991
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1993

Education

  • California Western School of Law, San Diego, California
    • J.D. – 1991
    • Honors: American Juris Prudence Award in Advanced Criminal Justice
  • Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • B.A. – 1988
    • Major: Psychology

Classes/Seminars

  • Speaker, Community Associations Institute, 1991 – 2001

Honors and Awards

  • American Jurisprudence Award – Advanced Criminal Justice, 1990

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Montgomery County Child Advocacy Project, Child Advocate
  • Montgomery County Bar Association, Family Law Section, 2002 – Present
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Member, 2001 – Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member, 2001 – Present
  • Doris Jonas Free Family Inn of Court, Member

Pro Bono Activities

  • Montgomery County Child Advocacy Attorney, 2005 – Present
  • Graeme Park – Secretary, Friends of Graeme Park Board of Directors, 2005 – 2007
  • Graeme Park Historical Site – Museum Shop Manager, 2004 – 2007