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Cinda L. Scales is an attorney practicing in the eastern panhandle of West Virginia. Ms. Scales was admitted to the practice of law in 1989. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Law. In additional she has a Masters of Business Administration and Masters of Applied Psychology from Shippensburg University. She received her Bachelor's Degree from Shepherd University in Business Administration. She is admitted to practice law in West Virginia and Maryland. In addition to the practice of law, she is an associate professor of business administration at Shepherd University.


Areas of Practice:

  • Domestic Relations

  • Custody

  • Divorce

  • Adoption

  • Bankruptcy

  • Wills

  • Child Support


Bar Admissions:

  • West Virginia, 1989

  • Maryland, 1991

  • U.S. District Court Northern District of West Virginia, 1989



  • University of Maryland School of Law, Baltimore, Maryland

    • J.D. - 1989

  • University of Shippensburg, Shippensburg, Pennsylvania

    • M.B.A. - 1983

    • Honors: With Honors

    • Major: Business

  • University of Shippensburg, Shippensburg, Pennsylvania

    • M.S. - 1983

    • Honors: With Honors

    • Major: Psychology

  • Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, West Virginia

    • B.S. cum laude - 1981

    • Honors: Dean's List

    • Major: Business Administration


Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • West Virginia State Bar Association, 1989 - Present

  • Maryland State Bar Association, 1991 - Present

  • Tri-County Family Bar Association, 2008 - Present


Past Employment Positions:

  • Blue Ridge Outlets, General Counsel, 1991 - 1994

  • Askin, Pill Scales and Burke, Associate, 1991 - 1995


Ancillary Businesses:

  • Associate Professor of Business Administration at Shepherd University



Practice Areas


  1. Divorce & Separation: 29%
  2. Child Support: 19%
  3. Child Custody: 19%
  4. Family: 19%
  5. Other: 14%
  6. More 


Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

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Contact Info

314 W John St
Martinsburg, WV, 25401-3224


WVAuthorized to practice law198908/29/2015

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Conference NameTitleDate
West Virginia University College of Law Family Law CLEINTERSECTION OF DIVORCE AND BANKRUPTCY2014