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Cynthia Theresa Runge

Cynthia Theresa Runge

Practice areas:

Divorce & Separation, Mediation, Guardianship, Juvenile, Child Support

About Me

      My focus is on family law, collaborative law, divorce mediation, and care and protection matters. I believe that family law is the most important and rewarding area of law in which a lawyer can practice. It is also an area of law in which clients need experienced, skilled, and compassionate representation to help them navigate the process.


I have practiced law for over 23 years and I am admitted to the bar in both Massachusetts and New York. In addition to family law, my background includes experience in landlord/tenant, real estate and intellectual property matters (focus on artists, museums and non-profits). In 2001, I was formally trained as a mediator.


I am a Co-Chair of the Metro West Collaborative Law Practice Group, a member of the Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council, the Massachusetts Council for Family Mediation, the Massachusetts Bar Association, and the Massachusetts Juvenile Bar Association. I graduated from Whittier College School of Law (J.D.) and Boston University (B.S.). I am ardently committed to working with my clients to help them achieve their goals and objectives.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1991

  1. Divorce & Separation: 30%
    8 years
  2. Mediation: 25%
    14 years
  3. Child Support: 15%
    8 years
  4. Juvenile: 15%
    7 years
  5. Guardianship: 15%


Payment Types:

Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • Rackham Karlsson

    Because Cindy and I have co-mediated together, I have had a chance to observe first-hand her ability to guide clients through both difficult financial topics and challenging emotional exchanges. She has all the hallmarks of a skilled and experienced mediator, and I endorse her wholeheartedly.


    Rackham Karlsson Marriage & Prenuptials Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Ann Sullivan

    I'm happy to recommend Cynthia as a first rate, experienced mediator. I first met her when she mediated cases in which I represented clients. Subsequently I co-mediated cases with her. Cynthia skillfully helps the parties identify the key issues in their dispute and assists them in generating options for resolving them. Using her intelligence, experience and compassion for people trying to resolve difficult issues, she creates an atmosphere in which dispute resolution is possible.


    Ann Sullivan Mediation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Law Office of Cynthia T. Runge

171 Milk Street
Suite 400
Boston, MA, 02109



NYCurrently registered 199103/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
MVPVolunteer Lawyers Project of the Boston Bar Association2013

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Of CounselHealy, Fiske, Richmond & Matthew2011 - 2012
Coordinator of Court & Divorce MediationCommunity Dispute Settlement Center2007 - 2010
AttorneyLaw Office of Cynthia T. Runge2001 - Present


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Massachusetts Council on Family MediationBoard of Directors2015 - Present
Massachusetts Bar AssociationLaw Practice Management, Council member2015 - Present
Massachusetts Collaborative Law CouncilCo-Chair Charles River Practice Group2013 - Present
New England Association for Conflict ResolutionmemberN/A


Publication NameTitleDate


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Whittier College School of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Boston UniversityN/ABS Mass CommunicationsN/A

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
MIT Conflict Management TrainingBasic Mediation Training2015
North Shore Community Mediation CenterBasic Mediation Trainer2014
Community Dispute Settlement CenterDivorce Mediation Trainer2014