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Cynthia L Best

Cynthia L Best

Practice areas:

Divorce & Separation, Child Support, Child Custody, Family, Mediation

About Me

Cindy Best has 24 years of legal experience and a particular passion for family law. Ms. Best has conducted over 150 trials and handled over a thousand mediations and settlements. She is extremely sensitive to the emotional nature of this type of work and welcomes the opportunity to empower her clients as they experience family transitions. Ms. Best also has a varied background in business litigation, insurance defense, construction law and malpractice. Her experience includes ADR, mediations and trials. Ms. Best was also a Judge Pro Tem in Maricopa County in 2007-2008.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1988

  1. Divorce & Separation: 40%
    8 years, 1.2 thousand cases
  2. Child Custody: 20%
    8 years, 400 cases
  3. Child Support: 20%
    8 years, 300 cases
  4. Mediation: 10%
    18 years, 1 thousand cases
  5. Family: 10%
    8 years, 1.2 thousand cases



Hourly ($200-375/hour), Fixed (Always), Retainer (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

12 total 

  • Shawn L Stone

    I endorse Cynthia. She is a highly skilled attorney and is well respected in the legal community.


    Shawn Stone Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Judd S Nemiro

    I endorse this lawyer. Cynthia is an excellent attorney who zealously advocates for her clients.


    Judd Nemiro Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Best Law Firm

5450 High St
Suite 260
Phoenix, AZ, 85054



AZActive 199305/26/2015
TXNot Eligible to Practice - Administrative199908/25/2015
MOInactive voluntarily198801/08/2013

Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
10 Best 2015 Client SatisfactionAmerican Institute of Family Law Attorneys2015
Avvo's 2013 Clients' Choice AwardAvvo's 2013 Clients' Choice Award2013
Winner Moot CourtCreighton Law School1987
Best Oralist Runner upCreighton Law School1987

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing Partner and OwnerBest Law Firm2007 - Present
Judge Pro TemMaricopa County Judge Pro Tem2007 - 2008
PartnerDoyle Best Law Firm2002 - 2007


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Scottsdale Bar AssociationScottsdale Bar Association2015 - Present
Scottsdale Chamber of CommerceScottsdale Chamber of Commerce2015 - Present
State Bar of ArizonaMemberN/A
Arizona Woman Lawyers Association (AWLA)MemberN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
G. v. G.Father has primary physical custody.
H v SSee above
Glover v GloverFamily prevailed

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Publication NameTitleDate
2015The Divorce Coach2015
Scottsdale Airpark NewsBest Law Provides Family Law and Mediation Services2014
National Business InstituteIdentifying Tax Consequences in Divorce2013
Scottsdale Airpark NewsBest Law Firm Pens 'The Divorce Coach'2011
Scottsdale Airpark NewsAsk the Divorce Coach2011
Guide to Arizona DivorceThe Divorce Coach Book2010


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Creighton University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1988
University of Tennessee, Knoxville (main)N/AMS - Master of Science1978
University of Tennessee, Knoxville (main)N/ABS - Bachelor of Science1976

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Nuts and Bolts of Divorce LawIdentifying Tax Consequences of Divorce2013
KFNX RadioThe Divorce Coach2011
KFNX InterviewThe Divorce Coach Book2011
Arizona DivorceChild Custody and Visitation2008