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Cynthia Grooms-Marvin

Probate Attorney at Palatka, FL

5.0   2 reviews

also known as Cindy Marvin

  • State Years
    Arkansas - AR 15 years
    Florida - FL 44 years
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State AR
    Acquired 2009
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 44 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1979
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Cynthia

Learn Cynthia’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    Wills, Trusts, Healthcare surrogates, Special Needs Trust, Power of Attorney, Revocable and Irrevocable Trusts

    43 years

  2. Probate
    Probate, Wills and Estate Planning, real estate, Trusts

    43 years

  3. Power of attorney

    43 years

  4. Wills and living wills

Cindy is a graduate of Palatka High School and the seventh generation of a Putnam County family. After graduating as Palatka’s first National Merit Scholar, Cindy attended St. Johns River Community College and obtained her B.A. with honors and her J.D. from the University of Florida. Cindy was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1979.

Cindy is passionate about equal access to the court system; she served indigent clients in South Florida through the Public Defender’s Office and Florida Rural Legal Services, has been of-counsel to the Guardian ad Litem Program, and also served for five years as a guardian ad litem herself. She practiced law in Putnam County for a decade before moving to South Florida, where she was a senior partner at a five-attorney firm in Stuart. Since 2015, Cindy has been providing legal services to her hometown of Putnam County, as she did throughout the 1980s.

Cindy enjoys serving her community through Rotary, volunteering at Legal Services, helping her church’s homeless ministries, and educating others about the necessity for adequate pre-planning for end of life and inheritance issues.

Cindy has extensive experience in the practice of law, and she now focuses her practice on probate, estate planning, and real estate to serve our clients.

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Douglas Law Firm
117 N. 2nd Street
Palatka, FL, 32177
Douglas Law Firm
One News Place, Suite E
Saint Augustine, FL, 32086
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5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by Cortney | April 13, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very efficient probate attorney!
We used Cindy for my family's estate planning. She was efficient and thorough throughout the process. I would highly recommend her services. She was knowledgeable about all of Florida's rules on estate and probate.
Posted by Joel | January 3, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
She did a fantastic job getting me through a problem filled closing with 4 siblings in the middle of the holidays. Thank you Cynthia.


  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.4 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Douglas Law Firm
  • 2015 - Present
  • Senior partner
  • Marvin, Smith and Alonzo
  • 1997 - 2003
  • Assistant Felony Public Attorney
  • Seventh Circuit Public Defender
  • 1991 - 1996
  • Senior Partner
  • Grooms-Marvin and Murphy
  • 1981 - 1991
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  • University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor
  • 1979
  • University of Florida
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1976


  • Palatka Sunrise Rotary Club
  • Secretary
  • 2014 - Present
  • Putnam County Guardian ad Litem
  • Volunteer
  • 2014 - Present
  • Arkansas Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Putnam County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016

Speaking Engagements

  • Hospice In-service Training
  • Probate and Estate Planning
  • 2016
  • Allegro
  • Probate and Estate Planning
  • 2016

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