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Cynthia Jill Dienstag

Family Attorney at Miami, FL

4.8   36 reviews

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About Cynthia

Learn Cynthia’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Family
    96%
    Ms. Dienstag practices in all areas of Family Law, including divorce, child support, and domestic violence.

    34 years, 200 cases

  2. Child support
    1%

  3. Divorce and separation
    1%

  4. Domestic violence
    1%

  5. Mediation
    1%

CYNTHIA J. DIENSTAG has focused her practice on marital and family law since 1989, and expanded her specialization to include domestic partnership matters.  Ms. Dienstag is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator, listed among Who’s Who in American Law, 1998-99 edition and Who’s Who of American Women 2006-2007 edition; chosen by Florida Trend Magazine as one of the Florida Legal Elite  since 2006, Florida’s Super Lawyers  2007 with the Miami Herald, and frequent lecturer  on complex areas of Marital and Family law.  She earned her A.A. degree from Florida State University, her B.S. degree from Florida International University, and her J.D. degree from the University of Miami School of Law. Memberships include: Honorary Society of First Family Law Inns of Court, Florida,  Broward, and Miami-Dade County Bar Associations- Family Law sections (former chair), and is admitted to the Supreme Court of the United States. Appearances: Court TV Live Radio, Fox “The Live Desk”, “The O’Reilly Factor”, and “Catherine Crier Live”. Recent Honors: Woman of the Year 2012 Nominee for  The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society - Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating.

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Licensed for 33 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 1989
Updated 11/23/2022

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

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Cynthia J. Dienstag, P.A.
150 W. Flagler Street, Suite 2710
Miami, FL, 33130
Dienstag P.A.
1995 East Oakland Park
Boulevard Suite #300
Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33306
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Posted by Ana | November 24, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce
Cynthia was highly recommended to me and I’m happy I chose to go with her, than the first attorney I consulted. Cynthia expertise and knowledge made me feel confident that she fought for my kids best interest. I highly recommend Cynthia as I feel that she doesn’t cut any corners and will fight for you.
Posted by Grace Shevchuk | July 21, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Solved my case and got what I deserved
After visiting a couple attorneys, I decided to hire Cynthia because she was very clear of how the process was going to go, she has great reviews which I loved and it helped to build trust very quick. I am very happy with my choice, she did an amazing job getting me what I deserved and in a timely manner, which it was very important, no lawyer is cheap and obviously not a good one like she is. Thank you very much, I hope I never have to be in this situation again, but god forbid it happens I will contact you right away.
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Posted by anonymous | August 19, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wonderful experience and outcome
We had a great experience being represented by Ms. Dienstag. She was straightforward, knowledgeable, articulate and understanding. She set realistic expectations for our case and as such, our outcome was favorable and she honored our goals. She was respectful with billing and kept communication streamlined; no unnecessary correspondence just for billing sake.
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Posted by Daniel | May 31, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Best Outcome for your Divorce
I am a family law lawyer in South Florida. I have used Cynthia many times to help me resolve my divorce cases, both simple and complex. Cindy is the go-to expert in South Florida for getting the best outcome for your divorce case.
Posted by anonymous | May 8, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing Attorney
I wanted to write this review because I really believe that Cynthia was an amazing attorney. I had been with my ex-husband 26 years and we have three kids. She was fair and very ethical . What I loved about her was that she had a global plan for me and looked at every angle and aspect of what was happening with my case. When the opposing council tried to bully us, she knew how to handle every situation with out even a flinch of hesitation. I felt confident with her advice and with her by my side. I had interviewed many lawyers before her and spoke to maybe about 30 before hiring Cynthia. She responded to every call and email in a very timely manner. Cynthia has great knowledge of marital law. I would highly recommend her.
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Posted by Melba | June 22, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Ms. Dienstag is truly a God-send!
I was in the midst of a ridiculously contested divorce, that had been dragging on for over a year and a half, thanks to opposing counsel and her manipulative corroborations with my previous attorneys. Before I retained Cynthia, I was at a loss as to whom I could find that would advocate for my best interests, and more importantly, to advocate for my baby girl. It was like God had answered my prayer when I found Ms. Dienstag here on Avvo. Yes, Cynthia has many years of experience in her field, and is very knowledgeable. But what truly sets her apart from the rest is that she genuinely cares for her clients, and for the children that are caught in the middle. She is definitely not like some other attorneys, whom take advantage of your dire situation to make a few extra dollars. Cynthia...sincerely...cares! Cynthia managed to finalize my long-standing divorce in 4 months! We were dealing with an opposing counsel that acted as though she was out to get me personally (and I never knew this woman); endless verbal attacks and fictitious allegations. Truthfully the worst attorney, and in my opinion, not someone who is dealing with a "full deck of cards," per say. Someone with a criminal and FL State Bar disciplinary history and a 1.5 rating on Avvo!! Cynthia was tough and relentless with this attorney, nipping her attacks and games in the bud! In addition, my divorce was finalized with the outcome that I wanted. My only regret was not retaining Cynthia sooner. In earnest, I would recommend Cynthia to anyone that would need her services, and in fact, I already have. Please do yourself a favor...if you are in the midst of a divorce, retain Ms. Dienstag. Believe me, you will have a compassionate and unyielding fighter in your corner!
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Posted by Aaron | June 21, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Finally got my daughter!
Thanks to Cynthia I am finally able to see my daughter after months of being separated from her. One of the most professional people I have ever met.
Posted by Michael | June 21, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
There are not enough stars here to grade Cynthia Dienstag
Cynthia, does not play any games and her reputation is beyond unbelievable, she knows family law, literally, like the palm of her hand, she is tough and relentless and it's like she doesn't mind working hard for her clients, she gives more than what she is getting paid for, it is amazing to watch someone that love what they do, because the end results are always extraordinary. Thank you Cynthia for being so honest and making sure the right of my son were protected. This review can not a lot pages longer, but I hope this will do for now.
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Posted by Michelle | April 5, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best attorney!
From the moment I met Cynthia, I knew I was in good hands and my fears were all over. She kept me informed every step of the way. She responds to my emails and phone calls immediately even on the weekends! My daughter's and I are so grateful and thankful to Cynthia for all she has done for us. She has made what seemed impossible POSSIBLE!!
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Posted by Pablo | June 17, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great attorney!!
I was represented by Ms. Dienstag back in 2008 in a divorce case. I was extremely pleased with her services especially because It only took three months to get the case resolved and finalized . Eight years later I had a child support case brought upon me by my ex-wife. In this case, I utilized the services of another attorney, a friend of mine to minimize court and attorney fees (biggest mistake ever) it ended up costing more. (headaches and aggravation to say the least). I reached out to Ms. Dienstag once again and asked if she would represent me in this case, she happily accepted. Ms. Dienstag appealed the ruling against me (an $18,000 ruling!!!!) before the general magistrate. Ms. Dienstag was very knowledgeable, fully prepared and ready to fight on my behalf when she went before the court on my court date. needless to say, I was very relieved to know I had her on my side and fighting for my rights. Ms. Dienstag was able to reverse the ruling based on 2008 laws which are the ones that should have been applied to my case and not current laws, which were the laws the magistrate had used to come up with his ruling. I am so glad I was able to get Ms Diesntag to represent me once again, she is worth every dime…
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Posted by daniel | June 16, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
excellent divorce attorney
my case is still ongoing. However I had to switch attorneys and I am so grateful that I got Miss dienstag cynthia. From the outset she told me I was paying too much money. she logically explain to me how the process works and took me out of trying to handle things. She also actually cares about her client. And helping me through a life transition which is not easy for me after 25 years of marriage and three children. my soon-to-be ex is trying to take as much as she can take from me. For a difficult road I find myself smiling sometimes and the outcome is not yet certain. But I am so confident that I am getting handled appropriately that I am not worried anymore
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Posted by Zoltan | June 15, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best Divorce Attorney
Without a doubt you'd be getting the top attorney with Cynthia. Attorneys can make or break a case and in my complex divorce she achieved a result every other attorney (including opposing counsels) said was impossible. But she knew more than them, was better prepared and prevailed. I will be forever grateful for her work. If you have the opportunity to hire her, you are lucky. Her knowledge and professionalism puts her way above the others. Since divorces often have life changing consequences, you need the best and that is her. She cares about her client which is rare among divorce lawyers. 5 stars don't do justice to her quality.
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Posted by anonymous | June 15, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding, the Best in Divorce Law coming from the Spouse of a Lawyer!
Being married to a lawyer for 15 years, and knowing the in’s and out of divorce cases first hand once a marriage goes sour. I knew that I needed Best Divorce Lawyer in town to defend me against my wife. That lawyer is Cynthia Dienstag, with 26 years in Divorce Law you can find a more experience and top notch litigator at any price. My case is very stressful and full of drama dealing with all the dirty handed tricks of a wife who is an attorney and has the means and knowledge to twice the case in all direction and extend unnecessary to drive my cost thru the roof. Cynthia has worked diligently with every twist and turn to bring me sense of relief knowing that she is in my corner defending me like she would herself. Cynthia's brilliance and take no BS attitude along with her advocacy skills, work ethics, and dedication are second to none. Cynthia strategy to mediate the case and bring closure is what I needed and she delivered beyond my expectations.
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Posted by Peter M. | May 27, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Absolutely Superb!
After spending tens of thousands and getting nowhere, Cindy turned it all around for me, my daughter and our family. I cannot begin to express my gratitude, even on those days she has to tell me what I don't want to hear. However, when the law is on your side, there is no stronger or ethical advocate. Bottom line - Cindy really cares. If you are fortunate enough to be able to hire her, do so and breathe easy knowing you have the best of the best on your side.
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Posted by Maria | January 14, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Giving back Control
I highly recommend Cynthia services not only as an expert in family law but also as a good listener and informed adviser. In a very short time, after loosing time and money with another attorney I finally got my case solved by an agreement with very good terms for me and my girls.
Posted by yady | September 24, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amaizing Lawyer!
I have no words to describe the amazing job Cindy has done in my case. After expending thousands with others attorneys that just tell you want you want to hear, a very good friend of mine recommended me Cynthia and all I could say is that if is it wasn't for her I could probably be on supervised visits with both of my children and lost all hopes of family reunification . She will never give up and will push the other side until justice is serve. She will never make promises she cant deliver like other lawyers do, some times she will give you the advice that you don't want to hear, but if you follow her intuition you will get the best results. Very professional, very smart and years of expertise that makes her one of the best family attorneys in south Florida.
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Posted by Tom | September 22, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce
Cynthia has been excellent in the way she has been handling my divorce & the ongoing battle. I would be the 1st to recommend her to any one I know.
Posted by Anthony | September 16, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Attorney, Outstanding Experience
In a stressful time requiring litigation, Cynthia has brought a sense of relief in my life knowing that she is in my corner defending me like she would defend herself. I am beyond satisfied with Cynthia's brilliance, skills, attentiveness, work ethics, accessibility, and dedication . She is always well prepared and communicates regularly keeping you informed. She works efficiently and effectively all the while giving you the time and attention you need to ensure your questions are answered, that you receive timely updates and that you have the best possible strategy in place. I would recommend her over and over again.
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Posted by anonymous | August 31, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Always on my side
Cynthia has been on my side since day 1 of the issue. On top of that, she has always been trying to get the situation resolved as fast as possible, contrary to opposing counsel who has extend the case to unnecessary lengths. Communication has been paramount, and she and the team have been on top of everything. She has always kept my interests in check and every decision has been made together. She and the team has sucessfully explained every situation as its developed, and together a correct strategy has been made. Absolutely no complaints, and fully recommend her.
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Posted by Ivonne | March 24, 2015
Cynthia Dienstag
Cynthia handled my case in a very professional way and was always was looking for my well being. I greatly appreciate her counsel as she helped me take appropriate decisions that made my situation much better. She always will look for your interests above anything. I am very grateful I chose her as she came highly recommended to me.
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AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner and Attorney
  • Cynthia J. Dienstag, P.A.
  • 1989 - Present

Education

  • Nova University
  • Certification Family Law Mediator
  • 1994
  • University of Miami School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1988
  • Florida International University
  • Bachelors
  • 1984
  • Florida State University
  • AA
  • 1981
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Legal Cases

  • Shaleesh v. Shaleesh
  • affirmed
  • Solomon v. Vasquez Solomon
  • affirmed
  • Gotlinsky v. Gotlinsky
  • Affirmed

Associations

  • Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Women's Chamber of Commerce of Palm Beach County
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Palm Beach Tax Institute
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Palm Beach County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 1989 - Present
  • Honorary Society of The First Family Law American Inn of Court
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Miami-Dade County Bar Association: Family Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Broward County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Leadership West Palm Beach and Leadership Palm Beach
  • Member
  • 2015 - 2016
  • The Kiwanis Club of Biscayne Bay
  • Member
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Florida International University Alumni Association Board of Directors
  • Member
  • 2007 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • one of Florida's Legal Elite
  • Florida Trend Magazine
  • 2017
  • Nations Top One Percent
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2017
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • University of Miami - Donor Next Door
  • Leave A Legacy
  • 2015
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Woman of the Year candidate
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
  • 2012
  • Woman of the Year Candidate
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
  • 2012
  • Who's Who of American Women 2006-07
  • Marquis Who's Who of American Women
  • 2007
  • Florida Super Lawyer
  • Miami Herald
  • 2007
  • one of Florida's Legal Elite
  • Florida Trend Magazine
  • 2006
  • listed in Who's Who in American Law
  • Marquis Who's Who in American Law
  • 1999
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Publications

  • all seminar material
  • National Business Institute
  • 2018

Speaking Engagements

  • National Business Institute
  • Advanced Family Law
  • 2018
  • National Business Institute Divorce Law Seminars
  • Divorce Law Guide from A-Z
  • 2014
  • HalfMoon Education Inc.
  • Florida Family Law Practices for Paralegals
  • 2014
  • Florida Family Law Practices for Paralegals
  • Florida Family Law Practices for Paralegals
  • 2014
  • Institute for Paralegal Education
  • Divorce Cases From Start to Finish
  • 2013
  • National Business Institute Divorce Law Seminars
  • Presenting Your Child Custody Case in the Courtroom
  • 2012
  • National Business Institute
  • Divorce Litigation From Start to Finish
  • 2012
  • Half Moon Education Inc.
  • Advanced Family Law for Paralegal: Handling Financial Issues at a Higher Level
  • 2012
  • Half Moon Education Inc.
  • Florida Support and Alimony Workshop
  • 2010
  • National Business Institute
  • What Family Court Judges Want You To Know
  • 2008
  • National Business Institute
  • Successful Financial Settlements for Your Divorce Client
  • 2007
  • The O'Reilly Factor
  • Family Law
  • N/A
  • The Live Desk
  • Family Law
  • N/A
  • Miami-Dade County Bar Association
  • Family Law
  • N/A
  • Catherine Crier Live
  • Family Law
  • N/A
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (1)
Endorse Cynthia
Family Attorney | Oct 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Fantastic lawyer - I want her if I ever get divorced!"
Family Attorney | Nov 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have litigated cases against Cynthia and have also served as a mediator on family cases for Cynthia. I have always been very impressed with Cynthia's command of the law and her keen skill at achieving optimal results for her clients. Cynthia is a great family attorney."

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Miami Family Lawyer Cynthia Jill Dienstag
Cynthia Jill Dienstag
Family Attorney
Miami, FL
Licensed for 33 years