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Cynthia Ariel Conlin

Litigation Attorney at Orlando, FL

5.0   22 reviews

also known as Cynthia Conlin

  • Licensed for 16 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2007
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Cynthia

Learn Cynthia’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Communications and media
    10%
    Florida's and federal wiretap statutes, including actions for wrongful recording of conversations. These claims also overlap with defamation claims.

  2. Construction and development
    10%

  3. Copyright infringement
    10%
    Infringement actions include misuse of a copyright. Within this area, I also represent "John Doe" defendants who have been implicated for illegal downloads.

  4. Intellectual property
    10%
    Intellectual property includes copyright, trademark, patent, and trade secrets. My IP practice focuses mostly on copyright, but also includes trademark and trade secrets, and primarily encompasses litigation.

  5. Libel and slander
    10%
    In a world of endless blogs, Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, and more, a defamatory remark can spread like wildfire in seconds. The results can be quite injurious -- to both individuals and businesses. On the other side is our Constitutional First Amendment right to freedom of speech; weighing freedom of speech against a defamation claim is not always an easy issue and can present much controversy.

  6. Litigation
    10%
    Sometimes, the only way to resolve a dispute - whether it is breach of contract, negligence, employee dispute, or nearly any other "civil matter" - is to file a lawsuit. Cynthia Conlin practices general civil litigation in both federal and state courts on both the plaintiffs' and defendants' side, for businesses and individuals.

  7. Trademark infringement
    10%

  8. Advertising
    5%
    Misleading advertising often overlaps with consumer protection. It includes Florida statutory actions for misleading advertising, and more.

  9. Appeals
    5%
    Appeals of orders and judgments to Florida's District Courts of Appeals, or, in federal cases, the Eleventh Circuit. Also appeals of county court orders to the circuit courts.

  10. Business
    5%
    For my business clients, in addition to assisting them with litigation, I use a proactive approach to help prevent future issues that can result in litigation.

  11. Consumer protection
    5%

  12. Internet
    5%
    "Internet Law" is a broad topic that engulfs other topics, but all focused on the Internet. Copyright Law, BitTorrent downloading, and Defamation (Libel/Slander).

  13. Lawsuits and disputes
    5%
    Most of what I do is "lawsuits & disputes." This is a broad area, ranging from consumer-law issues to complex issues involving unfair competition or federal wiretapping laws.

Cynthia Conlin is a Florida attorney who focuses on general civil litigation, including consumer law, employment law, contract disputes, and more, in both federal and state courts. She has worked on a wide array of cases on both the plaintiffs' and defendants' sides, from simpler matters to complex class actions.

Attorney Conlin is an accomplished writer, editor, and researcher.  Prior to entering law school, she honed her skills in the field of journalism by obtaining a bachelor's degree in journalism at the University of Central Florida, Orlando, and by writing for such publications as the Orlando Sentinel and the Orlando Weekly.

 

Attorney Conlin is a 2007 graduate of Florida A&M University College of Law, Orlando, Florida, where she served as the Law Review submissions chair and Student Bar Association class representative.  In 2007, she won first prize in an ASCAP-sponsored contest for her legal paper, “The Online Copyright Liability Limitation Act and Copyright Protection in the New YouTube World.”

 

After law school, Attorney Conlin practiced civil litigation for a small-to-mid-size firm in Orlando, where she worked on a wide variety of cases in federal and state courts, including landlord-tenant matters, employment law, commercial law,  and consumer protection cases, and complex class actions.  In August 2010, committed to serving clients on a more personal and direct level, Attorney Conlin opened up her own practice.

 

When she is not practicing law, Attorney Conlin enjoys film, cycling, new technology, travel, and spending time with friends.  As she is married to an Irishman, she especially enjoys Irish culture and traveling to Ireland.

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Location

Cynthia Conlin & Associates
1824 E Robinson Street
Orlando, FL, 32803

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Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by Daryl | April 9, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
If Only We'd Hired Cynthia First....
We hired several high-powered law firms and highly recommended attorneys, only to see shoddy work, incoherent strategies, and billable hours. Cynthia was incredible. I hired her to take over and she understood a very complicated case and carried out my wishes to its ultimate resolution. Wish I'd have hired her first!
Posted by anonymous | June 24, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Strike 3 Case
I was very scared when I received the notice from my ISP, being this was the first time I had to face a lawsuit. After speaking with Attorney Conlin, she told me, with her experience in these Strike 3 cases, she's there to help get me the best possible outcome, and that help eased my mind.
Posted by Gman | August 14, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Plaintiff's vs. Defendants
She's an excellent attorney Plaintiffs love her Defendants? not so much Guaranteed that anyone giving her less than 5 stars is a Loser/Plaintiff that deserved to be sued. And she creamed them Need competent legal help? Cynthia Conlin. People that owe me money hate her.
Posted by Celia October 9, 2016 | November 10, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
posted by Celia
Cynthia Conlin is an excellent attorney, she won our case for us even though my husband and I had both signed the contract. She found many erroneous facts in contract and won our case for us. We are relieved from this stressful situation. I would highly recommend Att. Conlin.
Posted by anonymous | September 12, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Limited Appearance
Cynthia was my savior. I hired two other attorneys who accomplished absolutely nothing for me. Both of which wanted me to settle. These attorneys didn't listen to me. Cynthia on the other hand was the complete opposite. She listened to me and together we came up with a winning strategy. She went to work diligently finding case law that applied to our defense. Cynthia doesn't just go through the motions like other attorneys... Cynthia went to the hearing totally prepared and did an unbelievable job at disarming the opposing attorney. In fact, the other attorney looked foolish at the hearing. Keep in mind that my company is a small FL company.. that went up against a billion dollar California company and their big attorneys. These attorneys bullied me and other attorneys I hired... let them do it.. Cynthia went undaunted by their tactics... My company was the defendant... and Cynthia represented me. She was successful in getting my case dismissed without prejudice! WOW... she is really good... that is all I can say!
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Posted by Penny | September 5, 2016
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| Consulted Attorney
Very helpful and straight forward!
I needed legal advice after I had been dissatisfied for a court's ruling. I have called about a dozen attorneys, none of whom woukd ever even call back. I had given up on getting any answers!! I just could not let go of the fact that I had not been treated fairly. Ms. Conlin listened to what happened and made suggestions as to what courses of action were available to me.
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Posted by Alexandra | September 2, 2016
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Thanks God I found her :) !
Attorney Cynthia Conlin was an amazing help. Thanks to her my case is closed, and now I am stress free with a great feeling of peace of mind. She was professional, efficient, kind and dedicated since day one. Thank you so much :) !!!!
Posted by anonymous | August 25, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Couldn't Be Happier
Cynthia and her staff were exceedingly competent, responsive and empathetic. I'm glad that I had her on my side to defend me. You can hire Cynthia with confidence.
Posted by Lynne | March 2, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledgable and Professional
Cynthia Conlin and her assistant Jeff Vizcaino were great to work with. Whenever I had a question I received a quick and thorough reply. If I need legal advice or more in the future I would use Cynthia again.
Posted by Ken Hamaker | December 29, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
I highly recommend Attorney Conlin
Attn. Conlin is very knowledgeable in her expertise and very honest even if it cost her business, she does not chase the dollars she lets you know the truth and the facts so you can make an intelligent and informed decision whether to proceed with your case or not. Some attorneys just want to get a large retainer and send you spiraling into a black hole of debt. I am most appreciative that Attn. Conlin is not like this. If you need someone that has a wealth of knowledge in her specific fields and is a straight shooter I would not hesitate for a second to recommend her, and I mean full throat from the heart recommend and I do not do that for many people.
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Response from Cynthia Conlin December 29, 2015
Gosh, Ken, that's so nice of you to write! Thank you so much for your kind words.
Posted by Chris | July 16, 2014
Well woth it!
I had initially reached out to four different law firms about my case on a Sunday. Cynthia was the only one who took the time to actually give me a lengthy response about the case as well as address all my concerns and fears that same day. I'm glad I did, as all it took was one motion to get the opposing party to dismiss the case.
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Posted by anonymous | May 9, 2013
a go getter with brains
through diligence, persistence and professionalism Cynthia got a judgement awarded in my favor for more than $200,000.00 and she continues to pursue the fraud that owes me the money on various fronts. She has helped me on several other business matters and has always been reasonable, courteous and timely. I would recommend her as an ethical and intelligent attorney. Imagine that.
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Posted by anonymous | March 14, 2013
Civil Case
Cynthia was not only excellent in all areas of my civil case, but was willing to work on a payment plan, so that I was able to continue my case.
Posted by Deli | March 5, 2013
Very satisifed with the service
Cynthia helped me on a recent internet troll. She has a good knowledege of this field and always keep me updated. I'm glad to work with her.
Posted by Thomas | March 5, 2013
John Doe case filed against community association
Attorney Conlin defended the association against a John Doe copyright infringement case filed by a company claiming someone used bit torrent software to download a copyrighted movie. The association provides basic cable TV (FIOS) to residents, upon which internet and telephone is also supplied. Attorney Conlin was very responsive, professional and efficient in presenting the case to the court and maintaining communication with the association. The case was ultimately dismissed.
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Response from Cynthia Conlin March 6, 2013
Thank you for this very nice review!!
Posted by Lorraine | January 18, 2013
Cynthia Conlin, Defense Attorney "one of a Kind" she defended me without notice and WON!
On May 30, 2012 I was served an injunction and that evening asked Cynthia Conlin to represent me and she said "yes", she was my legal life-saver and defended me and brought out pertinent information that Judge ruled in my favor, "not guilty". I was so relieved and I say Hooray for Lawyers like Cynthia Conlin who won my case because she cared about me! Thank you!
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Response from Cynthia Conlin January 23, 2013
It was a pleasure, and I'm glad I was able to help you!
Posted by Marion | January 9, 2013
Excellent
Cynthia seems very passionate in what she is doing. She kept me updated at all times and got the job done!
Response from Cynthia Conlin January 23, 2013
I truly enjoyed helping you. Thank you so much for this wonderful review.
Posted by Margaret | July 26, 2012
Wonderful Attorney
Cynthia accompanied me to a deposition that came up unexpectedly. She spoke to me for about an hour on our initial phone consultation. She listened to my concerns and agreed to accompany me. She was on time and made me feel very comfortable through the whole deposotion process. If you are looking for a caring, compassionate person to represent you or anyone you know, rest assured Cynthia Conlin is the right choice. Thank you again Cynthia!
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Posted by anonymous | June 14, 2012
Excellent
I am extremely pleased with the services provided by Cynthia Conlin. I appreciated that Ms. Conlin runs her firm with cutting-edge technology; she is readily available on Twitter, Facebook and her own firm’s blog. She runs a very “green” almost paper free office. This provided me with 24/7 access to all of the legal proceedings and documentation for my case as it progressed. The technology never minimized Ms. Conlin’s personal touch. She was readily available by phone and for in-person meetings whenever needed. I never felt “in the dark” about what was happening with my case. It was very comforting to know that whenever I called her, I actually got to speak to her and she was always very confident without overpromising. I greatly appreciated Ms. Conlin’s candor in discussing the possible outcomes and strategies. I was immediately impressed by her confidence and ability and her personal approach to my case. I am very pleased to have found her to represent me in this matter and highly recommend her. She offers tremendous value for her services. Thank you, Cynthia!
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Posted by anonymous | February 10, 2011
One of Central Florida's Best!
Attorney Conlin is one of Central Florida's best legal eagles. She understand the emerging area of internet law and was highly effective in delivering results. She is a true professional, highly responsible and extremely knowledgable. It was a pleasure working with her and she never hesitated to keep me informed every step of the way. I would highly recommend Attorney Conlin if you want outstanding legal services....with a personal touch!
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 385-400 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.1 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Lead Attorney
  • Cynthia Conlin & Associates
  • 2010 - Present
  • Attorney (Associate)
  • CPLS, P.A.
  • 2007 - 2010
  • Research Assistant (First Amendment Law)
  • Florida A&M University College of Law
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Teacher's Assistant (Legal Writing)
  • Florida A&M University College of Law
  • 2006 - 2006
  • Judicial Intern (Summer)
  • 18th Judicial Circuit
  • 2006 - 2006
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Education

  • Dunlap Mediation
  • Certificate
  • 2014
  • Florida A&M University, College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • University of Central Florida
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Copyright infringement allegations over a website
  • Claims Never Brought
  • Dealer Fraud Issue (Pre-Litigation)
  • Settlement
  • Defamatory Personal Blog (Pre-Litigation)
  • Resolved without litigation
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Associations

  • National Association of Women Lawyers
  • 2013 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • 2007 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • 2004 - Present
  • Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity International
  • 2004 - Present
  • Uptown Toastmasters
  • President
  • 2016 - 2018
  • American Association for Justice
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Irish American Chamber of Commerce Florida
  • President
  • 2013 - 2017
  • FAMU College of Law Student Bar Association
  • 3L Class Representative
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Phi Alpha Delta-Cherry Chapter
  • Secretary
  • 2006 - 2007
  • FAMU Law Review
  • Submissions Committee Chair
  • 2005 - 2007
  • Women's Law Caucus
  • 2004 - 2007
  • FAMU College of Law Student Bar Association
  • 1L Class Representative
  • 2004 - 2005
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Advanced Communicator Bronze
  • Toastmasters International
  • 2018
  • Certificate of Recognition
  • Ninth Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee
  • 2017
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • Competent Communicator
  • Toastmasters International
  • 2016
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2012
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2012
  • Nathan Burkan Memorial Competition (First Prize)
  • ASCAP
  • 2007
  • Percy R. Luney Jr. “Spirit of Service” Award (3L Day Student)
  • 3L Class of Florida A&M University College of Law
  • 2007
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Speaking Engagements

  • Toastmasters
  • What is Defamation?
  • 2016
  • Toastmasters
  • What Happens When you Get Sued?
  • 2016
  • Toastmasters
  • An Introduction to Florida's new Anti-SLAPP Law
  • 2016
  • Toastmasters
  • Florida Enacts new "Revenge Porn" Law
  • 2015
  • Central Florida Romance Writers Association Meeting
  • Copyright and Publishing Law for Writers
  • 2013
  • FAMU Women's Law Caucus 2nd Annual Conference: Groundbreaking: "Women and the Evolution of Law"
  • Women on the Rise: A Perspective from FAMU Graduates
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

Received (20)
Given (22)
Endorse Cynthia
Unknown Attorney | Mar 13
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."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I know from experience she is a hard-working attorney who will fight unceasingly for her clients."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 01
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Incredible attorney who cares for her clients and works tirelessly to address their needs."
Business Attorney | Nov 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Cynthia is a very knowledgeable, intelligent attorney. She is always well prepared, and truly cares for her clients. Cynthia is a great attorney."
Business Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"This lawyer is an outstanding attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
Internet Attorney | Dec 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Cynthia since 2008 and have found her to be hard working and dedicated to her clients. She is very knowledgeable in her practice areas."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Other
"This lawyer is an outstanding attorney and I highly recommend his legal services. I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. A brilliant, trustworthy and highly respected attorney in the legal community."
Copyright infringement Attorney | Jul 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mrs. Conlin is professional and tenacious, always giving her clients 100% of her ability and attention. I recommend Cynthia for any matter she may chose to take on."
Copyright infringement Attorney | Jul 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Conlin is a great advocate for her clients and does everything possible to obtain a favorable result on their behalf."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Cynthia Ariel Conlin is an experienced attorney whose participation and comments in Avvo show her commitment to serving clients very, very well. She is an excellent attorney that I recommend wholeheartedly."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have know Cynthia for several years and I believe she is a great advocate for her clients."
Internet Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"By reading Cynthia's answers to posted questions it is clear to me that she is a zealous and thoughtful lawyer who will provide excellent counsel to her clients."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Conlin is a zealous adovcate for her clients as she provides caring, competent, and candid legal advice. I am proud to endorse her as a fellow Florida attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. With Cynthia, you're getting an attentive lawyer who will work diligently to resolve your legal issues. She is intelligent and experienced."
Litigation Attorney | Sep 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Cynthia is an experienced attorney in Central Florida. She is well know in the community and demonstrates a genuine concern for his clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | May 02
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Conlin is the consummate professional. Always, going the extra mile to obtain the best results for her clients. She treats her clients with respect, dignity, while agressively pursuing their legal rights."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"For the past year I have had the distinct privilige of working with and learning from Attorney Conlin. She possesses an amazing work ethic and often goes above and beyond the call of duty to ensure her clients receive the attention their case deserves. She is extremely knowledgeable in her areas of practice and she dedicates a considerable amount of time to staying abreast of the latest legal developments. Attorney Conlin's previous work experience as a journalist have sharply honed her research and writing skills enabling her to draft amazingly compelling and convicing arguments for her clients. She is a highly dependable and capable lawyer and I would not hesitate to refer clients to her as I know they will be treated with the utmost care."
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