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Cynthia Ann Underwood

Cynthia Ann Underwood

Practice areas:

Family, Litigation

About Me

Cynthia Underwood is an associate in the Orange County office, where she represents clients primarily in the areas of family law and civil litigation. 

Cynthia earned her Juris Doctor degree from Whittier Law School. While in law school, Ms. Underwood clerked for an Orange County Superior Court Judge at the Lamoreaux Justice Center and for the Orange County District Attorney’s Office, where she assisted with juvenile delinquency cases, preliminary hearings and trials. 

Cynthia also served as a law clerk for Whittier Law School’s Children’s Rights Clinic where she assisted in providing pro bono legal representation for indigent clients in family law cases, including guardianship, adoption, and limited conservatorship cases. During her time at Whitter, Ms. Underwood was a member of the Moot Court Honors Board, Trial Advocacy Honors Board, and an Editor of the Whittier Journal of Child & Family Advocacy.

Cynthia was born and raised in Canada. She attended The University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, Canada, where she graduated with a Honors Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and a minor in Criminology.

Cynthia is a member of the Orange County Women Lawyers Association, the Orange County Bar Association, and the Orange County Bar Association Young Lawyers Division. As a Canadian, Ms. Underwood enjoys watching hockey. She also practices yoga and volunteers in her community with the charity organization, Junior League of Orange County. 

Bar Admissions
· All California State Courts
· United States District Court for the Central District of California
· United States District Court for the Southern District of California


Practice Areas

Licensed since 2011

  1. Litigation: 50%
    3 years
  2. Family: 50%



Hourly ($200-250/hour)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

8 total 

  • Robert Vetchtein

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Robert Vetchtein Car Accidents Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Jacqueline Linglin Shi

    Ms. Underwood is a bright and compassionate advocate, who pays attention to her clients' needs and works hard to accomplish their goals. I recommend her without reservation.


    Jacqueline Shi Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact Info

Hittelman Law Group

100 Bayview Circle.
Suite. 3200
Newport Beach, CA, 92660

Higbee & Associates

1504 Brookhollow Dr.
Suite 112
Santa Ana, CA, 92705





Professional Misconduct

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

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Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Law ClerkOrange County District Attorney2010 - 2010
Judicial ExternshipSuperior Court of California, County of Orange2009 - 2009


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Orange County Bar AssociationN/A2011 - Present


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Whittier Coll SOLN/AN/AN/A