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Cynthia Fussell O'Donnell

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Mount Dora, FL

5.0   1 review
  • State Years
    Florida - FL 6 years
    Hawaii - HI 14 years
  • Licensed for 6 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2017
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State HI
    Acquired 2008
    Inactive No misconduct found

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About Cynthia

Learn Cynthia’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Bankruptcy and debt
    With extensive experience in corporate and consumer bankrupcies, I now represent solely consumers in Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 cases.

    15 years

  2. Consumer protection
    Advise consumers about Student Loan options and strategies. Appeal denials of payment plan applications. Litigate against Student Loan servicers.

    7 years

  3. Identity theft
    Advise consumers with best practices in preventing and redressing identity theft. Litigate under Fair Credit Reporting Act when necessary to remove information resulting from identity theft in credit reports.

    7 years

  4. Credit repair
    Advise consumers on how to effectively dispute incorrect information in credit reports. Litigate against creditors and consumer reporting agencies for reporting inaccurate information.

    7 years

Cynthia Fussell O’Donnell was born and raised in the panhandle of Florida. She graduated from Florida State University with a B.A. in Music. Coming from a long line of military veterans, she joined the U.S. Navy and attended Officer Candidate School in Pensacola, Florida in February 2001. While in the Navy, she served onboard USS Mahan (DDG-72) as the Strike Warfare Office and USS Hue City (CG-66) as the Damage Control Assistant making two deployments in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. 


In 2008, she graduated from the University of Florida College of Law and practiced law in the field of bankruptcy and business litigation at Case, Lombardi and Pettit. Cynthia started her own firm in order to focus on serving consumers. She is passionate about educating consumers on their rights and how they can protect themselves from predatory practices by financial institutions.


In addition to being a fierce advocate for consumers, Cynthia also serves as the president of ACLU Central Florida. 

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Law Office of Cynthia O'Donnell, PA
120 E 4th Avenue
Suite B1
Mount Dora, FL, 32757


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Posted by Phillina | February 18, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very compassionate
Was very compassionate and understanding. Was honest and knowledgeable. I desire honest and respect from an attorney and that she gave me. I would highly recommend her as an attorney.
Response from Cynthia O'Donnell March 24, 2018
Thank you, Phillina. I appreciate that you took the time to write a review.


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Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Cynthia O'Donnell, PA
  • 2017 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Case, Lombardi & Pettit
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Surface Warfare Officer
  • US Navy
  • 2001 - 2005


  • U. of Florida
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • Florida State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1999

Legal Cases

  • Chapter 7 - In re C. N.
  • $25,255.00 consumer debt discharged
  • Chapter 7 - In re L.A.
  • $56,141 consumer debt discharged.


  • National Association of Consumer Advocates
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Central Florida Association for Women Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • ACLU Central Florida
  • President
  • 2017 - 2018
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
  • United States Navy
  • 2005
  • Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
  • United States Navy
  • 2004
  • Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medal
  • United States Navy
  • 2003
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation Medal
  • United States Navy
  • 2003
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  • Ten Years Later, a New Debt Crisis
  • 2018

Speaking Engagements

  • University of Central Florida Annual Nonprofit Conference
  • Policy Advocacy and the ACLU: Past, Present & Future
  • 2017

Attorney endorsements

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Given (1)
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Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | May 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney O'Donnell is a resourceful individual who works hard to consider every possible angle for her clients legal issues. I have no reservations recommending her services."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An excellent lawyer who treats clients with patience, care, understanding, and utmost professionalism - an even better person and I wholeheartedly recommend for future services."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. A contributor to the legal community and a real asset to the bar in general."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer and former service member. Her comments on Avvo indicate a high level of expertise in Bankruptcy Law."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. O'Donnell is a very knowledgeable and effective advocate for her clients."
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Mount Dora Bankruptcy and debt Lawyer Cynthia Fussell O'Donnell
Cynthia Fussell O'Donnell
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
Mount Dora, FL
Licensed for 14 years