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Cinda L. Scales

Divorce and separation Attorney at Martinsburg, WV

3.0   8 reviews
  • State Years
    Maryland - MD 33 years
    West Virginia - WV 34 years
  • Licensed for 33 years
    State MD
    Acquired 1991
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 34 years
    State WV
    Acquired 1989
    Active No misconduct found

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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


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Cinda L. Scales
314 W John St
Martinsburg, WV, 25401-3224


3.0 / 5.0
  8 customer reviews
Posted by anonymous | February 21, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional, ethical and experienced
Mrs. Scales represented me in my divorce. She did everything she could to help explain the law to me. I received even more than what I thought that I was entitled to. She and her staff were professional and courteous throughout my divorce. I appreciate her help and will use her for any future cases. Her fees were reasonable and I hope my ex-husband is still having nightmares after our final hearing.
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Posted by Brooke | April 18, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Professional and worth it.
My divorce was complicated. With the help of Mrs. Scales and her excellent staff what seem like impossible obstacles and stalling from the other side was handled quickly and to my great satisfaction. This lady is worth it!!!!! I could not thank her enough for everything she did for my children and I. Now I can look forward to a happier future. Thank you, Brooke
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Posted by anonymous | December 9, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
From the beginning of the process to the end, Ms. Scales was professional, extremely knowledgeable and well prepared. I never once felt uneasy or unsure going into a hearing. She would always let me know beforehand what to expect at that time. Her staff was always professional and when I would call the office to ask a question regarding my case, they were extremely helpful and would call me back promptly with the answer. I found her fees to be fair and reasonable especially after talking with others who had also been through the divorce process with other attorneys. Going through a divorce is a very unsettling time for people. It's important to find someone that will make you feel confident that they are fighting for you. I highly recommend Ms. Scales.
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Work Experience

  • Professor
  • Shepherd University
  • 1984 - 2015


  • University of Maryland School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1991


  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • TriCounty Bar Association
  • Treasurer
  • 1992 - Present
  • Maryland Bar Foundation
  • Member
  • 1991 - Present
  • West Virginia State Bar
  • Member
  • 1989 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2023

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Martinsburg Divorce and separation Lawyer Cinda L. Scales
Cinda L. Scales
Divorce and separation Attorney
Martinsburg, WV
Licensed for 34 years