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Cynthia Thomson Diggs

Divorce and separation Attorney at Houston, TX

4.9   17 reviews

also known as Cindy Diggs


Licensed for 38 years

About Cynthia

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For Cindy DIggs, the key to helping her clients is to listen and learn the client's case, and then to be the most prepared lawyer in the room. Her philosophy is to prepare for war in order to be prepared to either fight for her client or to help her client negotiate a successful peace. 

Cindy Diggs is the original shareholder as well as the Managing Shareholder of Diggs & Sadler. She has practiced law for over 35 years, and is Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in:

  • Family Law and
  • Civil Trial Law

Cindy has spent her entire legal career in Houston and the surrounding areas, and is a specialist in all types of family law and divorce cases including appeals.  She has tried many cases before both judges and juries in Texas, and has represented clients successfully through the appeals process.  She is liscensed to practice in the Texas State Courts and has also been admitted to practice before many Federal Courts, including the Southern District of Texas, the Fifth Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court.

Cindy is a member of:

  • Family Law Section of the Houston Bar Association 
  • Family Law Section of the State Bar of Texas
  • Gulf Coast Family Law Specialists.
  • Texas Association of Civil Trial and Appellate Specialists
  • The International Academy of Family Lawyers
  • ABOTA- American Board of Trial Advocates

Cindy Diggs has been selected to Superlawyers every year since 2009.  She is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates as well as the International Academy of Family Lawyers-- both of which are invitation-only organizations-- where she serves as a delegate or serves on and chairs committees of these organizations at the local, state, national and even international levels.

Cindy is a member and a Past-President of the Association of Women Attorneys in Houston.  She is also a Founding member of the Center for Women in Law at the University of Texas, Austin.

Cindy is active in the community, among other activities, she served on the board as well as the advisory board of the Houston Urban Debate League, and served for 10 years on the Board of Directors of Houston's Stages Repertory Theatre.

Cindy served on the Pattern Jury Charge Committee, Family Law, State Bar of Texas from 2001 to 2002. 

Cindy earned her juris doctorate in 1984 from The University of Texas School of Law, where she was an Associate Editor of The Texas Law Review and a member of the Order of the Barristers. She represented The University of Texas School of Law as a member of its National Moot Court Team and National Mock Trial Teams.

Cindy's consultation fee is $1000 for an one and a half hour initial consultation.  Other attorneys at Diggs & Sadler are available at lower fees.

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Licensed for 38 years
State TX
Status Eligible to Practice in Texas
Acquired 1984
Updated 10/23/2022

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

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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by Susanne | May 18, 2011
Great Experience
This was my first experience working with a lawyer. Cindy was patient and very knowledgeable. Cindy walked me through the process, protected my rights and fought for what I felt was important. She listens and know her stuff! I would recommend her to any of my friends.
Posted by Joy Loop | May 5, 2011
Extremly Knowledgeable
I came to Ms. Diggs after firing a terrible lawyer and she was very comforting and helpful with picking up where my other attorney had lacked. She got me exactly what I wanted! Many thanks to her and her staff.
Posted by Liza | July 8, 2020
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Cindy Holmes and staff was very helpful and professional.
I did not have to look far for a great attorney! I contacted Cindy Holmes thru the recommendation of a friend. Cindy handled my case efficiently and very professionally. I had a complicated case due it touched on out of state custody. She resolved it quickly which saved me a lot of money. I wholeheartedly recommend Ms. Holmes and her staff to anyone with problems of custody and/or divorce. I am very grateful for her help. She is super knowledgeable in Texas divorce law.
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Posted by James | March 24, 2016
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CIndy Delivers Results!
Cindy represented me in a high conflict, high stakes divorce case and delivered results. Cindy is and outstanding attorney - hard working extremely knowledgeable, professional and caring. I would highly recommend Cindy and HD&E.
Posted by anonymous | November 19, 2015
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Cindy Diggs is the Best!
We initially consulted with Cindy for our child custody matter. I have to say after speaking with Cindy the first time I knew that her firm was the one for us! We had several other interviews and cancelled them all because we knew this firm was the only firm to handle our very complex custody case. Cindy's firm has a vast amount of experience and knowledge. Her presence in a room is remarkable, her knowledge is something your in awe of. If you want to win you simply go to the best and Cindy and her firm are the best. I cannot thank her and her staff enough for being there for our process, we were protected, always kept in the loop and never once worried. There is a reason they are consulted by everyone. This firm is simply the best! Thank you!
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Posted by anonymous | July 30, 2014
Results
This firm was recommended to me me by way of a very respected law firm in another area. It was the best legal move I have ever made. Don't hesitate to contact Cynthia Diggs and her great team. Their hard work and knowledge made the difference in my case, no question.
Posted by Cedric | December 1, 2013
unbelievably good attorney.
I am a single father in Texas and Cynthia helped me get custody of my 3 year old son. She was co counsel on my case and did an amazing job. She was eloquent, fearless, and prepared for anything in the court room. Its easy to see why shes considered one of the best in Houston. Use her for any family law issue you have and you wont be dissapointed.
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Posted by anonymous | October 17, 2012
Not Just a Great Lawyer But a Great Person
After a grueling, expensive experience with 2 other lawyers on the same issue I finally got a referral from a friend to get help from CIndy Diggs. Cindy told me to stop worrying- she was there to help. Not only did she untangle the mess the other lawyers caused, she solved my problem quickly and cost effectively. I will always recommend Cindy Diggs to anyone going through complicated family legal issues.
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Posted by Reginald | October 9, 2012
Paternity Fraud
I was fighting a child support case that was clearly paternity fraud!!! A Judge ordered me to pay child support without ordering a DNA test for two children. I had been dealing with this case since 2007. Attorney Diggs took the case and petititioned the court for paternity test. DNA tests proved I wasn't the father of both children. Attorney Diggs had all child support obligations removed!
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Posted by anonymous | May 11, 2011
Smart, Go-Getter
I wanted the best and that's what I got with Mrs. Diggs. She is honest, direct, and knows her stuff! I highly recommend her to anyone looking for a lawyer with presence who gets the job done.
Posted by Joe | July 27, 2010
Finally an attorney that ended the battle portion of my custody battle
Since Cindy was my fourth attorney in my custody battle, I had gotten accustomed to hearing that time and obedience to the court order were the only options. I had missed over 30 visits in my daughter's 4 years and had over 15 court dates and 3 judges. Since I hired her over two years ago, I have missed exactly one visit. And that was followed by court actions that I was not even aware of that quickly and swiftly ensured that I will probably never miss another visit again. If I do, it was made clear that the penalties would be quick and severe. And most importantly, it worked... I owe my great relationship with my daughter to Cindy and her team and a price cannot be put on the peace of mind I now live with... I was recommended to her by my cousin and wow, am I glad I found her...
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Posted by anonymous | June 20, 2010
Excellent Divorce Attorney
She is an intelligent and dedicated attorney who achieved great results in my divorce. She is honest and trustworthy. She was thorough, kept me informed, and showed her extensive knowledge of family law. She has tremenous empathy for her clients and gives them 100%. She has a tremendous staff who were just as dedicated! I would recommend her highly.
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Posted by Afreen | June 15, 2010
Truly a praiseworthy lawyer!
Cynthia is one of the best lawyers I know. She is excellent at what she does and also an amazing person. She is very thorough, understanding, and aims for perfection in all her work. Cynthia is honest, trustworthy and her ability to relate to and empathize with others is remarkable. I highly recommend Cynthia for she is an excellent lawyer, and truly a genuine person.
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Posted by R Zein | May 31, 2010
Excellent Lawyer
I have known Cynthia for over 3 days, and it has been an honor to have her representation. She is knowledeable, intelligent, confident, and passionate about her client cases. she will go the extra mile to help and do the best she can to make your experience pleasant. In each step, she keeps you well informed. Her staff as well is very pleasant to work with, they are all team players. For the above reason, i highly recommend her.
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Posted by Richard | May 24, 2010
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After 3 1/2 years of litigation a very favorable settlement was achieved. Cyntia Thomson Diggs assisted by law clerks Tesha Robaszkiewicz, Nathan Prihoda, and attorney Dana Remy sucessfully pursued and countered an opponent with much larger resources. I highly recommend this law firm.
Posted by Lynda | May 23, 2010
Excellent Divorce Lawyer
Cindy Diggs is well-suited to practicing family law. She is intelligent, thorough, responsive and dedicated to achieving the best results for her clients. She handled my divorce and obtained excellent results. I highly recommend her.
Posted by LB | June 26, 2014
Thank you Cynthia Diggs
Cynthia Diggs was my lawyer during my divorce and custody case from late 2002 to mid 2003. As an active duty military member stationed overseas, I was up against significant odds with relation to obtaining custody of my son. Mrs. Diggs explained my chances for a man to obtain custody of their child (son) but advised me to go for it of which I did. During this time, countless emails and phone calls transpired. Sometimes not as often as I would have liked but in the end, Mrs. Diggs kept me informed and guided me the entire way. At times when I would become frustrated, Mrs. Diggs who was some 2500 miles away kept me focused and calm. On judgment day, I won custody of my son who was seven years old at the time. I need not say how elated both Mrs. Diggs, her staff and I were at the decision. Today, my son is 18 and just graduated from H.S. with a 4.1 GPA and 26 out of 404 in his class. My son has received countless academic awards to include junior honor society x 2, honor society x 3, Presidents Education Award Program, AP Scholar award program, earned his varsity letter in football, a member of the National Student Leadership Conference, and a member of the National Society of High School Scholars. As you can tell, I am very proud of him. I say this to emphasis that Mrs. Diggs and her staff at the time took on overwhelming odds in support of my case and me. She believed in my abilities to raise my son in such a way that would benefit him by being with me compared to any other person in the end. I would also like to thank Christine. At the time, she was Mrs. Diggs front office assistant. On one occasion in particular, Christine and Christine’s’ mom volunteered to watch my son while I handled some divorce work with Mrs. Diggs. Thank you Christine. Without the full support and assistance from Mrs. Diggs entire staff, that whole process would have been extremely painful. Mrs. Diggs, as a result of your council, my son is preparing to attend William & Mary on a full academic scholarship. I could go on and on but in closing, for you single fathers out there who are serious about raising their children, consider Mrs. Diggs as an option in your quest for legal council. Thank you again Cynthia.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 295-700 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Diggs & Sadler
  • 1999 - Present
  • Partner
  • Thomson & Solomon, P.C.
  • 1992 - 1998
  • Associate Attorney
  • Baker & Hostetler
  • 1989 - 1991
  • Associate Attorney
  • Morris & Campbell, P.C.
  • 1984 - 1986
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Education

  • University of Texas
  • 1984

Legal Cases

  • Ahmed v. Ahmed
  • Won supervised visitation, PO, and Mahr enforcemen

Associations

  • International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Fellow
  • 2010 - Present
  • Texas Association of Family Law Specialists
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Gulf Coast Family Law Specialists
  • 2009 - Present
  • Urban Debate League
  • Advisory Board (Founding Member)
  • 2008 - Present
  • Texas Association of Civil Trial and Appellate Specialists
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Family Law Secton Houston Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Family Law Section Texas Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Pattern Jury Charge Committee-- Family Law
  • Committee Member
  • 2002 - 2003
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top Lawyers
  • Houstonia
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Texas Super Lawyer
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2013
  • Houston's Top Lawyers 2013
  • H Texas Magazine
  • 2013
  • Texas Super Lawyer
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2012
  • Houston's Top Lawyers 2012
  • H Texas Magazine
  • 2012
  • Texas Super Lawyer
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2011
  • Houston's Top Lawyers 2011
  • H Texas Magazine
  • 2011
  • Texas Super Lawyer
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2010
  • Board Certified - Family Law
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • N/A
  • Board Certified - Civil Trial
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • N/A
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Publications

  • National Business Institute Seminar
  • Trial Issues in Custody Cases
  • 2002

Speaking Engagements

  • AAML/AICPA National Conference on Financial issues in Divorce
  • Using Partnership Theory to Increase the size of the Marital Estate in Divorce
  • 2010
  • CPE Seminar
  • Divorce by the Numbers: Tracing, Valuation and Tax Questions,
  • 2009
  • Family Law Conference: South Texas Coillege of Law
  • Family Law Evidence
  • 2005
  • NBI Seminar on Family Law
  • Enforcement By Contempt of Custody and Visitation Orders
  • 2001
  • NBI Family Law Seminar
  • Trial Issues in Custody Cases
  • 2001
  • NBI Seminar on Family Law
  • Federal and International Law Governing Parental Rights & Responsibilities,
  • 2000
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Attorney endorsements

Received (27)
Given (28)
Family Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Cindy because she is an excellent lawyer. Cindy can handle complex cases and works well with other attorneys. She does a great job in court and is very knowledgeable."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I've known Cindy for several years after meeting at a "SuperLawyers" event. At the time she was President of the Association of Women Lawyers. Cindy is highly rated among her peers for legal ability and ethics. I have referred her firm several cases and my clients have always believed they had the better lawyer on their side. Keep up the good work Cindy!"
Unknown Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Co-worker
"Cindy has been a massive influence on my legal career. She is a tremendous attorney in her own right, but she also endeavors to enhance the next generation of Texas family lawyers. The environment and philosophy she has cultivated at our firm is impressive. Lead by her mentorship and business savvy, our firm has accumulated a very talented group of attorneys that will stop at nothing to support and effectively represent our clients in any circumstance. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | May 15
Relationship: Other
"I met Cynthia at an Avvo conference. I was impressed by her in-depth knowledge of her area of practice as well as her commitment to her clients. She's personable and friendly. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Diggs is a highly knowledgeable attorney and is highly regarded in her field. I would absolutely recommend her services for anyone who is in need."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Other
"Determination and dedication describes this attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Child custody Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Child custody Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A brilliant and highly respected attorney in the legal community."
Marriage and prenuptials Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Diggs' responses on Avvo are very insightful and helpful. She has a great understanding of the law. I endorse this lawyer without hesitation"
Unknown Attorney | Dec 07
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Oct 18
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Marriage and prenuptials Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Diggs is very knowledgable and friendly."
Family Attorney | Sep 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Well known in her area, gets results."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She provides detailed and insightful analysis to questions posed by AVVO subscribers. The detailed responses and thorough explanations provided here display a vast knowledge of the law. She is an asset to the legal community."
Family Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Cindy is the only family attorney to whom I send clients or referrals. I know that she will handle the client and the matter, efficiently and effectively."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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