My focus is on family law matters. I have over 25 years of experience handling family law issues of every kind, complexity and nature. I am a zealous litigator when it becomes necessary. I take pride in being able to fight fiercely for my clients while providing them highly competent, compassionate representation.
My areas of practice include Child Custody, Financial Support, Equitable Distribution, Separation and Divorce, Alienation of Affection, Adoption and Termination of Parental Rights.
During my 25 years as a family law attorney, I have represented clients in cases ranging from multimillion dollar asset distribution to hotly contested custody matters. I enjoy having a reputation as one of the most aggressive and effective family law attorneys in Eastern North Carolina.
I have represented numerous clients in third party claims known as Alienation of Affection and Criminal Conversation actions. In July 2010, I obtained the second highest verdict at that time in North Carolina for an alienation of affection case in the amount of 5.9 million dollars.
In addition to my membership in numerous professional organizations, I am a supporter of the Wounded Warriors Project, Women Against Alzheimer's, St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, The Humane Society of Eastern North Carolina and The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA).
When I am not in my office or in the courtroom, I enjoy gardening, traveling, fishing, skeet shooting, listening to music and spending time with my family and friends.
This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.
updated on 06/22/2015
This means the attorney did something wrong, but the Bar did not suspend the lawyer. Typically in this case the lawyer's poor behavior is exposed to the public in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Client Review Rating||Martindale-Hubbell||2016|
|Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Client Review Rating||Martindale-Hubbell||2015|
|Moot Court Scholarship Award||Campbell University School of Law||1987|
|Labor Law Scholarship Award||Campbell University School of Law||1987|
|Owner - Attorney||The Law Offices of Cynthia A. Mills, LLP||2013 - Present|
|Managing Partner - Attorney||Mills & Bryant||2010 - 2013|
|Managing Partner - Attorney||Mills & Economos||2002 - 2010|
|Partner - Attorney||Blount, Crisp & Mills||1996 - 2002|
|Attorney||Blount & Crisp||1992 - 1996|
|Appeals Judge||NC Employment Security Commission||1991 - 1992|
|Attorney||Paul Kaplan Law Offices||1990 - 1991|
|Attorney||Cardinal, DeCurtins, Johnson & Roberts||1989 - 1990|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys||Member||2015 - Present|
|North Carolina Center for Public Policy Research||Member||2015 - Present|
|Campbell University School of Law Alumni Association||Member||2015 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||2015 - Present|
|Pitt County Judicial District 3-A Rules Committee||Member||2015 - Present|
|Greenville Museum of Art||Member||2015 - Present|
|North Carolina Advocates for Justice||Member||2013 - Present|
|Pitt County Family Center||Advisory Board||2011 - Present|
|North Carolina Bar Association||Member||2005 - Present|
|Pitt County Bar Association||Member||2002 - Present|
|North Carolina State Bar||Member||1989 - Present|
|North Carolina Lawyers Weekly||Ex Parte DVPOs constitute civil trials, COA holds.||2015|
|North Carolina Lawyers Weekly||OPINION - Domestic Relations — DVPO – Ex Parte Order – Unrecorded Hearing – No Prejudice – Firearms||2015|
|World Heritage Encyclopedia||Category: Alienation of Affections||2014|
|North Carolina Lawyers Weekly||Court Says 'Not Now' to Mother's Appeal of Custody Order||2013|
|North Carolina Lawyers Weekly||Most Important Opinions First Half of 2013||2013|
|North Carolina Lawyers Weekly||Civil Practice – Interlocutory Appeal – Domestic Relations – Parent & Child||2013|
|North Carolina Lawyers Weekly||'Empty Chair Trial' Nets $30M Verdict||2011|
|North Carolina Lawyers Weekly||Large Verdicts & Settlements 2010||2011|
|Bella Living Magazine - Greenville NC. Feb 2011, Vol. 4, Issue 1||Feature: Prenup Power Attorney / Cynthia Mills: Divorce Attorney - Clock Cleaner.||2011|
|North Carolina Lawyers Weekly||Does $5.9M Verdict Show Bench Trials Are Best for Heart Balm?||2010|
|North Carolina Lawyers Weekly||$5.9M bench verdict in Pitt County heart-balm case||2010|
|Daily Mail Uk||Spurned wife sues her husband's mistress - and WINS $5.8 million.||2010|
|London Telegraph||Spurned wife wins £3.7 million compensation from husband's mistress.||2010|
|Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1988|
|East Carolina University||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1985|
|Socialogy Class||Marriage and Family Law||2007|
|Socialogy Class||Marriage and Family Law||2006|
|WNCT TV Morning Show - Ongoing Appearances||OJ Simpson Trial Commentary||1995|
|Greenville Rotary Club Noon Luncheon||The Practice of Family Law||1995|
|Stancill v. Stancill||Affirmed in part, vacated in part and remanded.|
|Hausle vs. Hausle||Court of Appeals Confirmed|
|Fairbrother vs. Mann||Court of Appeals Reversed|
|Arcara vs. Pecoraro||Award to the Plaintiff|
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