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Cynthia Irvin

Personal injury Attorney at Jacksonville, FL

5.0   4 reviews
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1998
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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Practice areas
  1. Education
    Higher education compliance, risk management and mitigation

    19 years

  2. Personal injury
    plaintiff's personal injury based on negligence (e.g., motor vehicle accidents, premises liability) and intentional torts (e.g., assault and battery, false imprisonment, false arrest, conversion, intentional infliction of emotional distress, fraud/misrepresentation/deceit, trespass)

    18 years

  3. Family
    collaborative divorce, post-judgment modifications, temporary relative custody of minor children by extended family, stepparent adoption, parental coordination, name change

    19 years

  4. Child abuse
    representation of accused parents/caretakers, representation of children (as attorney ad litem), shelter hearings, dependency proceedings (arraignments, case plan approval, judicial reviews, pretrial and trial), termination of parental rights proceedings and trials

    17 years

  5. Juvenile law
    delinquency (e.g. juvenile crimes, juvenile justice process, juvenile sentencing options), status offenses, juvenile court records (sealing and expungement)

    20 years

  6. Real estate
    real property litigation (e.g., landlord tenant, partition, quiet title), real estate transactions, breach of contract, closings, buyer/seller representation

    13 years

  7. Criminal defense
    misdemeanors, felonies, pretrial diversion, pretrial litigation, trial

    15 years

  8. Guardianship
    legal options for caring for the children of others (e.g., guardianship of minors, power of attorney for care of minor child, emancipation, medical consent), power of attorney

    15 years

  9. Wills and living wills
    wills, living trusts, durable power of attorney

    10 years

After earning my law degree from University of Florida College of Law with Honors I worked as a public interest attorney in northeast Florida for the span of my legal career. 

I began practice as an Assistant State Attorney for the Fourth Judicial Circuit in Jacksonville, Florida where I prosecuted misdemeanor, felony, and juvenile dependency cases. I subsequently served as an Assistant General for the City of Jacksonville in the tort litigation division where I litigated personal injury, insurance defense, and municipal civil service cases. I also served in various roles at Gaurdian Ad Litem Office in the representation of the best interest of abused, neglected, and abandoned children in dependency court proceedings.   

Subsequently, I spent the next 12 years of my legal career as a Professor of Clinical Skills at Florida Coastal School of Law in Jacksonville where I continued to practice in the area of public interest while teaching and mentoring students.  My primary role as a law professor at Florida Coastal was to serve as director and supervising attorney of the Family Law Clinic where I litigated family, delinquency, dependency, and probate cases for indigent clients while supervising law students as they representated clinic clients and teaching them how to practice law.  In addition to my clinic work I taught substantive courses including Criminal Law, Pretrial Litigation Drafting, and Juvenile Justice Administration.  During my last four years at Florida Coastal, I transitioned from clinical teaching into law school administration, serving as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs where I worked with the President and Dean to manage the school’s program of academic instruction. In this role, my primary responsibilities centered on maintaining compliance with accreditation bodies and oversight agencies, and ensuring academic rigor, professionalism, and integrity within the student body.

My professional experiences have brought me full circle: I began my career as a public interest attorney where I engaged in public service until my transition into legal academia. There, I continued to serve legal clients as a law professor while developing an additonal area of legal expertise in higher education law and compliance.  My broad range of substantive experience as well as the relationships I have developed in the legal community during my 18 year legal career enhance the level and range of service that I am able to provide my clients as a private practitioner.  


In addition to the above professional experience, I manage personal investment property and recently obtained my Florida Real Estate License.  In my spare time. I also enjoy reading, travel, the beach, and spending time with my family, friends and collie/sheppard mix.    




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Law Office of Cynthia L. Irvin
303 N. Liberty Street
Jacksonville, FL, 32202


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Posted by Nadia | July 5, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Family Law
Attorney Irvin represented me in my divorce against a very litigious spouse. Her professionalism and expertise gave me comfort and assurance that my case was being handled properly and without excessive fees. I would hire her again.
Posted by Sracet | July 5, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Miss.Irvin handled my divorce and was very efficient and effective making it a painless process. I have hired her again to handle another case for me.
Posted by anonymous | June 23, 2016
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| Consulted Attorney
Exceptional Services!
Ms. Irvin was very professional and very detailed in answering my questions about real estate transaction issues that I was experiencing. She helped me clear up a lot of things and move forward with the selling of the house. I would definitely recommend her for all of your real estate matters.
Posted by Rachel | June 17, 2016
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| Consulted Attorney
Best Divorce & Custody Lawyer
Cynthia Irvin worked with me for more than three years in a contentious interstate divorce & custody battle. She strategized, reviewed pleadings, solicited referrals, and more on our behalf to ensure our safety and well being. Her wisdom on family law matters truly made the difference for us. I recommend her without reservation!


  • Hourly Rates $ 150-400 per hour
  • Contingency 25%-33%
  • Pro bono 3 %
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.2 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney Owner
  • Law Office of Cynthia L. Irvin
  • 2016 - Present
  • Academic Dean & Director of Law Practice Clinic
  • Florida Coastal School Of Law
  • 2004 - 2016
  • Attorney, Director, and Special Counsel
  • Guardian Ad Litem Program
  • 2002 - 2004
  • Assistant General Counsel
  • Office of General Counsel, City of Jacksonville, FL
  • 2000 - 2002
  • Assistant State Attorney
  • Office of the State Attorne, 4th Judicial Circuit, Jacksonville, FL
  • 1998 - 2000
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  • University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor, With Honors
  • 1997

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Jacksonville Personal injury Lawyer Cynthia Irvin
Cynthia Irvin
Personal injury Attorney
Jacksonville, FL
Licensed for 25 years