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About me

Although the passion to practice law is #1 in my life, outside of work I enjoy a number of activities and hobbies. For me, travel is paramount; I have been to all 50 US States, six continents and 88 countries; my personal travel goal is to visit 100 nations. I also enjoy photography (travel and landscape particularly), writing and publishing articles, visiting art museums, listening to jazz, gardening, hiking, kayaking, backgammon, attending performing arts and theatre productions, and dining on exotic cuisine.


Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 45%
    26 years
  2. Elder Law: 15%
    26 years
  3. Real Estate: 15%
    26 years
  4. Business: 15%
    26 years
  5. Probate: 10%
    26 years


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Amy Phillips Tucker

    Cynthia comes to mind as the go-to attorney for estate planning in Winter Haven. I would trust her with the most unique, complex matters. Her depth of experience and approachable personality are a great combination for serving her clients well.


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  • A Renee Pobjecky

    I whole-heartedly endorse this lawyer's work and she is the only attorney I would trust with my estate planning, real estate and corporate needs! Ms. Rignanese is continually involved with her community and is a frequent lecturer on estate planning needs. She is in very high demand since she delivers speeches that are enjoyable and educational. Ms. Rignanese is well known as one of the premier estate planning and corporate attorneys in the Polk County area - if not the State of Florida. Ms. Rignanese is dedicated to client service and her business philosophy ensures that clients will receive the best advice and representation possible.


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Contact info

198 First Street South
Winter Haven, FL, 33880-3004


FLMember in Good Standing199106/20/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Woman of The YearFemales Advancing Business (FAB) Network2012
In the First 3 Lawyers of 80,000 as: "Speaker of The Month"Florida Bar2006
Alumni SpotlightUniversity of Florida Triangle Magazine2002
Citizen of The YearLake Wales Masonic Lodge #2422001
Leadership Class IVLake Wales Chamber of Commerce1999
Ring of HonorKiwanis International1996
Kiwanian of The YearKiwanis Club of Lake Wales1995
Who's Who in American LawWho's WhoN/A
Who's Who Among Executive and Professional WomenCambridge Who's WhoN/A
Who's Who in AmericaWho's Who AmericaN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Show Host on "LadyLawyerLive"Blog Talk Radio2010 - 2013
"Lady Lawyer Live"WIPC Legal Radio Show Host2000 - 2002
Adjunct ProfessorWebber International University1994 - 1996
Association namePosition nameDuration
FAB - Females Advancing BusinessFounding Member, Director, 2013-14 President, Legal Advisor2010 - Present
Meals on WheelsBoard Member, Legal Counsel1996 - Present
Kiwanis Club of Lake WalesPast President, Kiwanian of the Year, DirectorN/A
Kiwanis Club of Lake WalesScholarship Chair, Delegate to Seven International ConventionsN/A
Kiwanis Club of Winter HavenN/AN/A
Winter Haven Executive ClubN/AN/A
University of Florida Mentoring ProgramMentorN/A
Lake Wales Chamber of Commerce Leadership Class IVN/AN/A
YMCA Turner Center CommitteeN/AN/A
Kiwanis InternationalN/AN/A
Winter Haven Womens Bar AssociationFounding Member and PresidentN/A
Golden KeyN/AN/A
Phi Eta SigmaN/AN/A
American Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Middle District of Florida CourtsN/AN/A
Property, Probate & Trust Law Section of The Florida BarN/AN/A
Estate Planning Council of Polk CountyN/AN/A
Florida BarN/AN/A
Celebrate Lake Wales CommitteeN/AN/A
American Business Womens AssociationN/A2008 - 2010
Publication nameTitleDate
Multiple Locations"Trusts: Here Are a Few Good Tips About Living Trusts for People of all Ages".N/A
Multiple Locations"Power of Attorney: Lawyers Warn the Powerful Document be Issued with Care"N/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of LawJuris Doctor of LawJuris Doctor of Law1990
University of Siena, Florence, ItalyN/AN/A1987
University of FloridaBusiness AdministrationOther - Bachelors1987
Richmond College, London, EnglandN/AN/A1986
Attorneys Mortgage ServicesN/AMortgage Law CertificationN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Over 80 Speaking Topics/Copyrighted PresentationsPrincess and Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines Authorized Speaker2014
Over 80 Speaking Topics/Copyrighted PresentationsSpeaker on Four Speakers Bureaus2014
Multiple LocationsCrafting A Compelling Elevator Speech (2012-2014)2014
Lake Wales Kiwanis and Lakeland Shooters Photography ClubTravelogue:Crossing Southern Africa-Sometimes by Ostrich2014
Lake Wales KiwanisNew Years Resolutions2013
Rotary ClubCrossing Borders-How Travel Enhances Business Skills2012
PsychoSocial OrganizationPsychoSocial Continuing Education Series - Educating Medical Professionals on Legal Documents2012
Femaels Advancing Business Womens NetworkNetworking Works To The Degree Of Your Network2012
Edward JonesLegal and Financial Aspects of Estate Planning - Your Will, Trust, Death2012
Blog Talk RadioPowers of Attorney - New Law Enhancements2011
Allen & Company/FABWomen & Wealth - Legal and Financial Issues2011
FABHow International Travel Changed My Life and Law Practice2010
Cypress Creek Homeowners AssociationYour Community, You and Estate Planning2009
American Business Womens AssociationEstate Planning for Business Women2009
Bok Tower GardensEstate Planning Panel2008
American Bar Association Grant UnderwrittenLiving Wills (Advance Directives)2004
WIPCLiving Will vs. Living Trusts2003
Beta Sigma Phi SororityEstate Planning for Beta Sigma Phi2003
WIPCAttorney's Role in a Real Estate Sale2002
WIPCThe IRS and You2002
WIPCWhat To Do Before You Say I DO: Pre-Nuptial Agreements2002
WIPCPost-Death Money Fights2002
Winter Haven, Meals on Wheels, Edward JonesYou Can't Take It With You2002
Spring Haven Retirement CenterYou Can't Take It With You2002
Multiple LocationsMortgage Law2002
WIPCEverything You Want To Know About Trusts2001
Winter Haven Kiwanis Keynote SpeakerOrgan Donation2001
Multiple LocationsMortgage Law2001
Multiple LocationsTen Reasons To Have A Will2001
Meals on Wheels of Polk County, Inc.Estate Planning for Professionals2001
Meals on Wheels of Polk County, IncEstate Planning To Do Now2001
Lake Wales Kiwanis ClubCharitable Fundraising2001
Hawthorne InnPlanning Your Estate2001
B Street Community CenterEstate Planning For Your Family2001
WIPCPower of Attorney: Who Handles Your Business2000
WIPCBusiness Entity Choices2000
Lake Wales Medical Center Conference Keynote SpeakerLegal Aspects of Organ Donation2000
PrudentialTrusts, Insurance and Investing for Seniors1996