|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||1988||02/26/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top Lawyer for the People||H Texas Magazine||2006|
|Top Lawyer for the People||H Texas Magazine||2005|
|President's Outstanding Member||Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association||2002|
|President's Award||Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association||2002|
|Sole Practitioner||Cynthia Henley, Lawyer||2000 - Present|
|Partner||Schaffer & Henley||1996 - 2000|
|Associate||Schaffer, Lambright, Odom & Sparks||1988 - 1996|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Houston Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association||President||2003 - 2004|
|Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association||President-Elect||2002 - 2003|
|Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association||Vice President||2001 - 2002|
|Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association||N/A||2001 - 2005|
|Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association||Secretary||2000 - 2001|
|State Bar of Texas||Member||1988 - 2008|
|University of Houston Law Center||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1987|
|University of Houston||N/A||BS - Bachelor of Science||1984|
Posted by Manuel
One of the best lawyers I've used, she was my court appointed lawyer when I managed to get myself arrested at court for missing court. Having no lawyer she was my court appointed lawyer, let me tell you that she knows what she is doing and does a darn well job too. She worked with the prosecutor and managed to DISMISS my case for trespassing. She is straight to the point type of lawyer, would definitely recommend.
Posted by Wendy
With Cynthia as my lawyer, I was able to get "no bill" for my case. She is professional, understanding, and very knowledgeable of the law. She listened to my case entirely during the free consultation and after I hired her, she immediately set an appointment to discuss the next thing to do. With her expertise in law, the truth prevailed and the grand jury dismissed the case as "no bill". I was charged with aggravated assault with deadly weapon. I defended myself against a dangerous person but ended up being the one with a case against me. Using an unbiased approach, Cynthia presented the facts and the grand jury saw that it was a case of self-defense. The duration of this case was 3 months. After the facts were presented, the prosecutor realized that he was defending a mentally ill person. After many attempts to contact his client to verify the truth, the prosecutor also realized that it was indeed a case of self-defense. From the first meeting, I could already tell that Cynthia is a down to earth person who is passionate about helping others. I am lucky to have come across her on this AVVO website and hope that this positive review will also help others in finding her.
Posted by William.
I had a theft case, that was originally charged as a felony. Of course I was concerned that I might be in a situation I could not afford or be put in jail. I contacted Cynthia, and she of all lawyers was extremely honest, and realistic with me from the gecko. The prosecutors kept changing dates on the case, and she kept working hard to lower the punishment on my case. Well going back and forth for about 4 months she was able to get them to resolve on a misdemeanor instead of a felony. Now I am trying to work on getting it sealed from record!! Thanks again Cynthia that case changed my life in a better direction.
Stephen Nicholas, Criminal defense Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I endorse this lawyer because she always takes the time to give the answer to questions in a well thought out manner, that is knowledgeable, as well as, caring to the questioner. Her knowledge of the law is outstanding and she will do research, if needed, to properly answer the question. She is also not afraid to correct any of her peers on any legal points necessary, and does so in a very positive and professional manner.