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Cindy has lived and practiced law in the Wilmington area for more than 15 years. She began her  legal career as an Assistant District Attorney and has extensive trial experience. She formed her own law practice in 2003 and focuses on the areas of family law and criminal defense. Cindy's  family law cases involve issues including divorce, alimony, child custody, child support, property/debt distribution, separation agreements and domestic violence. She handles all types of criminal cases, including traffic offenses, misdeameanors and felonies.


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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 25%
    18 years, 400 cases
  2. Divorce: 25%
    14 years, 400 cases
  3. Alimony: 25%
    14 years, 200 cases
  4. Child Custody: 25%
    14 years, 200 cases



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Attorney endorsements

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  • David Bruce Collins Jr.

    I have known Cindy for almost 20 years, and she is an excellent attorney with a wealth of experience and knowledge which she brings to achieve excellent results for her clients. I highly endorse her as a great fellow attorney.


    David Collins Criminal defense Attorney
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  • Bradley A. Coxe

    Cindy is an excellent and highly respected family law attorney. She is a skilled and zealous advocate for her clients.


    Bradley Coxe Personal injury Attorney
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Contact info

615 Princess St
Wilmington, NC, 28401-4132


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
NC Pro Bono Honor RollNorth Carolina Bar Association2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerCynthia Cass Locklear, P.A.2003 - Present
Assistant District AttorneyState Of North Carolina1997 - 2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
North Carolina Bar Association, Family Law SectionAttorney Member2003 - Present
New Hanover County Bar AssociationPresident2010 - 2011
North Carolina Advocates for JusticeAttorney Member2004 - 2012
New Hanover County Bar AssociationExecutive Committee2004 - 2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Idaho College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
University of South Carolina School of LawJournalism - Minor in FrenchBA - Bachelor of Arts1987