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Cindy Nicola Brown

Criminal defense Attorney at White Plains, NY

4.9   32 reviews
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  • Licensed for 9 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2014
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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About Cindy

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Cindy N. Brown practices in the areas of criminal defense, civil litigation, family law, and landlord/tenant, defending the interests of the everyday man. While she feels strongly about the work that she does for all her clients, she is especially passionate about fathers, and their ability to maintain meaningful relationships with their children after divorce or failed relationships. All too often, the end of romantic relationships result in diminished contact with children through no fault of the fathers, and once the matter has made its way into the Family Court system, many fathers feel as though the odds are stacked against them and their parental rights are given much less weight than the mothers of their children. As such, Ms. Brown focuses a lot of her practice in the area of family law to combat these issues, in order to protect the rights of fathers who genuinely want to be a part of their children’s lives.

Born on the beautiful island of Jamaica, Ms. Brown is a New York transplant, having resided here for over 20 years. A University of Albany alum, she graduated from the Charleston School of Law in 2012. While in law school, Ms. Brown achieved recognition on the Dean’s List, as well as Cali Awards for receiving the highest marks her subjects. She was a member of Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, and Juris One Sports & Entertainment Law Society. Ms. Brown recalls her experience of studying Public International Law at Oxford’s Magdalen College as one of her most memorable during her law school studies.

Ms. Brown first started a career in public service by interning with the New York State Assembly while an undergrad at the University at Albany. Thereafter, she went on to work as Special Assistant to former Assemblyman (now Senator), Jeffrey Klein. Further solidifying her commitment public service, Ms. Brown worked for Pro Bono Legal Service in Charleston, South Carolina where she provided assistance to low-income clients with legal matters involving landlord-tenant issues, custody and visitation, and uncontested divorces. Immediately prior to joining our firm, Ms. Brown worked as Judicial Intern to the Hon. Sallie Manzanet-Daniels in the Appellate Division, First Department, wherein she was tasked with reviewing cases on appeal, checking citations to ensure the accuracy of arguments, and conducting research for use in the judge’s decisions.

Despite her move to private practice, Ms. Brown maintains a very strong commitment to giving back to the community which she tributes for making her who she is. To that end, she participates in the Big Brother Big Sister program; where she volunteers here time to mentor children who are often from low-income inner city homes, and in need of positive influences in their lives. Ms. Brown’s belief that children are the future of tomorrow, fuels her commitment to ensuring that they are provided with the necessary tools to ensure that they become productive members of the society.

Ms. Brown enjoys spending time with her family, taking walks with her dog Myles, traveling to exotic locations, and the occasional motorcycle ride.

Awards

Client's Choice 2021,2019
Client's Choice
2021 2019

Location

Tilem & Associates, PC

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Client's Choice 2021
Client's Choice
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Posted by anonymous | March 16, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent counsel
Cindy represented me on my custody matter with my son. She was incredibly thorough and guided me through what as a very difficult time. Now I have the time I always wanted with my son. She is a great attorney.
Posted by Singh | March 22, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
MS CINDY BROWN SAVE MY LIFE AND CAREER.
Ms.Cindy Brown has shown me and my family that she is capable of doing her job. My ex girlfriend she put so many false allegations on me like forcefully sex and all bad stuff so she can put me in trouble but she’s not successful in that because of Ms Cindy brown She give hard time to my ex girlfriend on my 3rd hearing and today is trial and she didn’t show up in the court and her lawyer admit that she wanna withdraw the case.Ms Cindy Brown is a professional at her work. I am glad I found her. She was always reachable by telephone or a fast response to an email. On a professional note she helped me to relax and breathe while she did her work on this case. I would recommend her again, and again to the highest of highest.THANX TO MS CINDY ONCE AGAIN.SHE CHARGE ME SO LESS AND I WENT TO MANY LAWYERS THEY ALL ARE EXPENSIVE AND EVEN THEY DON’T WANNA LISTEN YOUR STORY UNTILL YOU PAY THEM BUT MS CINDY LISTEN MY ALL STORY AND AFTER THAT SHE GIVE ME RESOLUTION THEN AFTER SHE TELL ME HER FEES SO SHE’S THE BEAST AND THE BEST.
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Posted by Ruth | March 10, 2022
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Hired Attorney for a very difficult case from the Supreme Court
I had found my attorney Ms Cindy Brown through prayers.My case was complicated. The senators of Queens and the media were all involved with my case and it was presented in the State Supreme court. My case was so complicated that no other lawyer would represent me, but Ms Brown was so compassionate and understanding that she decided to take on my case. She fought tenaciously for me.The opposition party had employed a law firm from Wall Street and they were described as Sharks in the review that I read about them, they have won all their cases.I had confidence in Ms Brown because she has character, and she is a woman of integrity as Proverb 31, she kept her promises , she kept me posted as she had continue working on my case at a minimum cost because of my financial difficulties. She was flexible with me with my appointments . She continued fighting for me until we were able to reach a settlement.
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Response from Cindy Brown April 5, 2022
Thank you Ms. Mohammed. I am happy we were able to get you good results!
Posted by anonymous | October 28, 2021
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Confident, courteous, attentive and professional... God sent
Cindy Brown answered my call from day one. She listened to my concerns without haste and went over what she and her company would do for my case regarding my minor son. Her calmness and assurance in tone kept me sane during one of the worst challenges I've had to face. Cindy was very involved, certain in her stance and understanding, and precise in her response. She is very thoughtful and open minded in her approach to adolescents. In addition to Cindy, there were also members of the firm who were knowledgeable of my case and concerns. That said, their collaboration and follow up is awesome. When you hire one, you truly get the entire practice. The teamwork is excellent! I highly recommend Cindy Brown and Tilem & Associates, PC where it concerns you and your loved ones. God bless them.
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Posted by Dominique | June 28, 2021
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Hired lawyer
I want to take the time out to write this review not only because Cindy Brown is a fascinating lawyer but a even more awesome person! Sometimes we let titles blind us from seeing the whole individual and it’s all about work! Well Cindy Brown is all about work and some, she was there to support me 100% of the way and was patient with me throughout the entire process! The day I hired cindy we were able to put a case Together and vacate a income execution the same week it was put into motion! Cindy is a big shark in these waters and highly recommend her services if you need the business done in a timely manner… SHE IS THE ONE!!!
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Posted by Heriberto | June 16, 2021
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USPS employee
Honestly I'm not the kind of guy to waste my time on writing a review, I'm ghettoish and trust no one in the system. I performed a random search for a Lawyer, saw her pic. Tried to guess if she was good or not. Figured what the heck. So I hired her, for both criminal and family cases. At first I worried about monies, because I know how courts can drag on for a long time, and I ain't rich. In the end, it was cost effective, and Cindy was worth every penny. So I'm keeping her info, just incase I ever need her again.
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Posted by anonymous | June 5, 2021
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Very professional and sharp lawyer!
Hired Ms. Brown to help me with my custody case. She was incredible and was able to get me exactly what I needed. Hire her!
Posted by Michael | May 18, 2021
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A competent caring attorney
I Being entangled in a legal dispute is a very stressful circumstance  for anyone. For someone with no prior records and innocently accused of horrible allegations, it is one of the worst life experiences. Being represented by caring, competent attorneys is the most important step needed to mitigate the effects of a potentially disastrous legal outcome. I was fortunate to choose Cindy Brown, Esq to represent me in my legal dispute. In a litigation that was complicated by many emotional aspects, she steadfastly guided me trough the intricacies of a legal system that can be idiosyncratic and diffuclt for a lay person to comprehend. She gave great advice and stood by my side with a firm but compassionate hand, ultimately leading me to a favorable resolution of my dispute. In addition, her charges were always fair and reasonable which can be an important aspect if litigations extend for a prolonged period of time. In summary, I recommend Cindy as an attorney of great skill and competence without hesitation.
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Posted by Stacy-Ann | May 17, 2021
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Finally Free!
I hired Ms. Brown to complete my divorce proceedings. Before speaking to Cindy I thought my divorce would take years because of all the hassle my ex-husband was putting me through. Cindy was able to get my ex-husband to sign all paperwork with zero conflict. My divorce was finalized within 6 months during a pandemic. She is amazing recommending her to everyone I know.
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Posted by Sammaria | May 17, 2021
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Excellent Work
I had a case against me that was “indicated” & next thing I know after a call with Cindy she was basically telling me “Im free” which is really a result of an “unfounded” case. I didn’t even have to go through the ordeal of a trial. I am so happy I hired Cindy, she was very helpful and always returned my calls when necessary. Thank you again!
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Posted by Tania | February 9, 2021
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Excellent lawyer, upstanding person!
Cindy is an incredibly smart, detail-oriented attorney. As a lawyer myself, I understand the difficulty of the job and the importance of professionalism and attention to the most minute of details. Adding to this, Cindy really genuinely cares about her clients, setting her apart from the rest. I consider myself lucky to call Cindy both a friend and colleague in the legal community.
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Posted by Maria | January 7, 2021
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Great at what she’s does
Cindy was able to assist me in getting a legal situation resolved. Finding the right solution and making sure things were handled. With court hearings and preparation we were able to put an unfortunate matter to rest. I’m very thankful for her hard work and dedication.
Posted by anonymous | June 16, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Cindy is a superhero. HIRE HER!
I hired Cindy to help me iron out a thorny matter between myself and my landlord who was overstepping important boundaries. Cindy handled it thoroughly and efficiently. My landlord now knows I have strong legal representation, and I doubt will be disrespectful to me again anytime soon. Cindy is a real life superhero. Hire her!
Posted by Keisha Bruer | April 13, 2020
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Fantastic Results
I found Cindy for a friend who had a small business and needed some legal representation. I already had an attorney at the time but felt that it never hurts to have another. After dealing with a business matter that hit close to home, I reached out to have a sit down on how to handle my case. Cindy was not only professional but she does know how to advocate for the client. I felt that I was in good hands and that's all that mattered. She was able to resolve a situation that I had been dealing with for almost 2yrs in under 60 days. Not only was she timely but she kept me in the loop of all negotiations. I would highly recommend her again to anyone seeking a down to earth lawyer with amazing talent.
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Posted by anonymous | January 23, 2020
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Thank you Cindy!
Cindy gracefully settled my eviction proceedings and is incredibly smart, thorough, and a thoughtful listener and a very nice person as well. I would for sure recommend her and Tilem and Associates and anyone as it was well worth the money. I'm glad I did! It was a stress-free as possible. You wont regret hiring her!
Posted by anonymous | January 23, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
Cindy and her firm have worked on various projects for me. Most recently Cindy handled one matter start to finish while I was out of the country. She is a great lawyer who is knowledgeable and handles tough situations head on.
Posted by Mario | December 17, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Estate executor
Cindy took care of an eviction proceedings. I can say, awesome work for her and her team.
Posted by anonymous | July 28, 2019
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Excellent Attorney
I would highly recommend Cindy Brown to represent you for your legal issues. She is professional, knowledgeable and comfortable in the courtroom. She was prompt to respond to phone calls. The results of her defense were in my favor. I am pleased with the support she has provide.
Posted by Tom | June 18, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Representation!
I was shopping around for representation on a LL/T case and decided to retain Cindy Brown of Tilem and Associates and was glad I did. We discussed the circumstances leading to this case and she was candid about the obstacles we would face, leaving the decision on whether to proceed up to me. She did not oversell or give false expectations about the potential of the case. My dispute was unique and she worked closely with me to gather all the items we would need to put forth the strongest case possible. She reviewed all aspects of the case very thoroughly, came up with multiple points of defense, and was able to point out technical deficiencies - even the judge took note. She displayed excellent command of legal processes. In the end I was able to get 5 extra months – enough time to figure out my next move vs. facing certain eviction and having my credit tarnished, etc. – an outcome I would not have otherwise been able to get. Tilem and Associates is a close-knit law firm whose partners confer and work closely together on their cases, because of this their clients end up getting the expertise of the firm for the price of one lawyer. I recommend Cindy Brown and Tilem and Associates without any reservations.
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Posted by anonymous | January 29, 2019
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LL/T Case - Masterful
Cindy was extremely professional and most importantly, did what she could to ensure a speedy and fair trial. She communicated every step of the way, as this was my first time involved in a LL/T case. Would 100% recommend her to anyone dealing with a landlord issue.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 300-350 per hour
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.7 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Associate
  • Tilem & Associates, PC
  • 2015 - Present
  • Contract Attorney
  • Epiq Systems
  • 2015 - 2015
  • Judicial Intern
  • Appellate Division Of The Supreme Court Of The State Of New York (4th Dep't)
  • 2014 - 2015
  • General Counsel Extern
  • Blackbaud, Inc.
  • 2012 - 2012
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Education

  • Charleston School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2012
  • Albany State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2002

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Williams v. Suttle, 2016 N.Y. Misc. LEXIS 9004
  • Defendant's motion to strike complaint is granted. Amended complaint dismissed.

Associations

  • Westchester Bar Association
  • 2015 - Present
  • Metropolitan Black Bar Association
  • 2014 - Present
  • New York County Lawyers' Association
  • 2014 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • 2012 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 40 Under 40
  • The National Black Lawyers Association
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • American Institute of Legal Advocates
  • 2018

Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (15)
Endorse Cindy
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Cindy is a great attorney, extremely professional, and an asset to the legal community."
Family Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I absolutely endorse Cindy. Cindy is extremely knowledgable about the law, she is very personable and thinks "outside of the box" in order to achieve the best possible result for her clients. She is professional and an aggressive litigator. I highly recommend Cindy."
Family Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. She works incredibly hard. Every client gets personal attention all questions get answered. She can think her feet and consistently advocates for her client’s best interests."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. She is sharp and intelligent. She works diligently for her clients and fights on their behalf. I would highly recommend Cindy"
Litigation Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. Cindy is very sharp and tenacious."
Family Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I enthusiastically endorse this lawyer. Attorney Cindy Brown is a highly knowledgeable, and compassionate attorney. Attorney Brown is a zealous advocate for her clients. She is definitely the golden standard."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse Cindy Brown. Cindy is a great attorney who cares about the wellbeing of her clients. Most importantly she is a good person."
Family Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Cindy is an incredibly smart, detail-oriented attorney. As a lawyer myself, I understand the difficulty of the job and the importance of professionalism and attention to the most minute of details. Adding to this, Cindy really genuinely cares about her clients, setting her apart from the rest. I consider myself lucky to call Cindy both a friend and colleague in the legal community."
Family Attorney | Dec 15
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I strongly endorse this lawyer. Cindy is a hard-working, intelligent lawyer who really cares about her clients. She has the experience, skill and knowledge to get a client through the toughest case in Family Court."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Cindy is a true advocate for those in need of legal representation. She is passionate about achieving results that are well beyond results achieved by others. A gifted and talented lawyer and zealous advocate for her clients. We are fortunate to have her in the legal community."
Litigation Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Cindy is an uber professional. She is always ready to help a client and go the extra mile. She is an excellent writer, a better advocate for her clients and fights hard for clients who hire her. I am proud to work with her."
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