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Cynthia Marie Hatchett

Probate Attorney at Pearland, TX

5.0   115 reviews
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  • Licensed for 32 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1991
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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

About Cynthia

Learn Cynthia’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Guardianship
    45%
    We handle Guardianship of Minors and Adults (Person and Estate); Preparation of Annual Accounts, Annual Reports, Show Cause Representation; Removal Actions, Show Cause Hearings, Contests, Litigation and Mediation of Related Matters.

  2. Probate
    45%
    Probate of Wills, Heirships, Estate Administrations, Real Property Partition Actions, Small Estate Affidavits, Trusts, Fiduciary Appointments; Will Contests, Heirship Disputes, Removal Actions, Fiduciary Litigation, and Mediation.

  3. Estate planning
    10%
    We counsel clients and prepare comprehensive estate plans including Willis, Power of Attorneys for Medical and Financial Decisions, Declarations of Guardian, Directive to Physicians, and Transfer Deeds - COVID19 precautions in place.

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Don't risk your family's legacy.  Hire an experienced attorney to save time and money.  We are experienced in Guardianship, Heirships, Probate, Real Estate Partition Actions, Trusts and Estate Admininstration, Wills, Estate Planning, Fiduciary Disputes, Mediation, Contests and Litigation in these areas.  We are affordable, strategic, efficient, and focused on obtaining your desired result as quickly as possible.  If you have a legal issue, don't wait to get wise counsel on your side- you could be losing money, property, or your rights.  Contact us today to discuss your matter.  No office appointment is required for an initial free consultation.  We are often hired as the second or third lawyer on a case that has lingered for years without resolution or closure. 

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Awards

Client's Choice 2023,2022,2021,2020,2019,2018,2017,2016,2015
Client's Choice
2023 2022 2021 + 6 ...
Top Contributor 2021,2020,2019,2018,2017,2016,2015
Top Contributor
2021 2020 2019 + 4 ...

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Location

Hatchett Law Firm
11200 Broadway, Suite 2705
Pearland Town Center Building 700
Pearland, TX, 77584

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
  115 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2023
Client's Choice
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Posted by MissNola | June 13, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
I don't have the words to express my gratitude for the positive experience I had with the Hatchett Law Firm. When I was working with them, I felt seen, heard, and supported by the entire team Not only did Cynthia Hatchett help me legally during some very difficult times, she encouraged me personally - which truly helped me power through to victory. May God continue to work things out & bless you. Many thanks.
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Response from Cynthia Hatchett July 7, 2022
Thank you so much for this kind review. We are truly blessed to have the opportunity to serve and to establish amazing, meaningful relationships with our clients. God Bless You!
Posted by anonymous | May 21, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Comforting at a tough time
I met with Attorney Hatchett at the most difficult time of my life. She was understanding, caring, and professional as she proceeded to take care of my family and I in a probate case. The case was severely contested with a criminal case associated that was still under investigation. Many lawyers could not handle the situation and Atty Hatchett had a clear, simple plan to execute that was not only successful but limited my expenses as well. Her system and team are effective and navigated the new Covid court system timely. I appreciate everything she did for me so that I did not need to worry about this side of our family tragedy. I was able to focus on the criminal case support and leave probate for her professional team. Now that probate has closed, I can grieve and heal and move on.
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Response from Cynthia Hatchett February 8, 2023
Thank you for leaving this very gracious review. It was a blessing to work closely with you on this most difficult matter. Our prayers continue to be with you.
Posted by Will Hughes | March 9, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Lawyer
I hired Mrs. Hatchett to help me with a small estate affidavit. Mrs. Hatchett and her team were very professional, proficient, and informative. Excellent work. Thank you for making the process easy. I highly recommend!
Posted by Crystal | January 7, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Seamless probate experience.
The Hatchett Law Firm assisted me with the probate process of a very close loved one. They took the worry and guess work completely away and they were there to answer any questions and provide the support needed every step of the way. I would definitely use their services again as well as recommend them to others.
Posted by Gita | October 19, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Absolutely the best!!!
I want to express my sincere appreciation for the legal services provided by Attorney Cynthia Hatchett and her distinguished law firm. If I were to detail the extent of my positive sentiments towards her and her team, I could write a book. From the very first conversation I had with Attorney Hatchett, it became very clear that she possessed the expertise and capability to assist me in navigating my complicated probate and guardianship cases. Beyond their professional expertise, Attorney Hatchett and her dedicated team exhibited a remarkable level of compassion and empathy for the challenges I was facing. During times of uncertainty, when the situation seemed bleak, they not only illuminated a path forward, but also provided unwavering support and encouragement, urging me to maintain my fortitude and retain faith in a favorable resolution. They guided me through the legal complexities and also stood alongside me, offering prayers and unwavering support in conquering every obstacle that crossed our path. Their firm commitment included immediate responses to all my inquiries, as they took the time to ensure my comprehension of the legal processes. Their kindness and generosity fostered an environment where I felt like an integral part of their extended family, and this sense of belonging made me comfortable reaching out whenever questions arose. Even though I cannot adequately convey the depth of my gratitude towards Cynthia and her team, I must acknowledge the extraordinary blessing of having encountered Attorney Hatchett, and she shall forever hold a special place in my heart.
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Posted by YVONNE | September 25, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
EXCELLENT SERVICE! EXCELLENT STAFF!
Friendly staff! I enjoyed talking to each person I came in contact with during the process. The staff explained & sent me clear and succinct directions and tasks to complete all of the required legal documents. Hatchett Law Firm completed my Probate in record time, saving me extra time and money!
Posted by Scott | September 18, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Estate Planning
Very happy with The Estate Planning that The Hatchett Law Firm did for me. They were helpful and guided me through the whole process. I truly appreciate the work they did
Posted by Melinda | August 29, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thankful Client
I contacted the Hatchett Law Firm because I wasn’t receiving a timely response from a different firm I contacted initially and it turned it to be a huge blessing. Attorney Hatchett and Lewis and the other staff have been timely and supportive. Going through the probate process while dealing with the grief of loosing my mother has been an emotional experience, but Attorney Lewis has been patient while guiding me through the process.
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Posted by Tina | August 28, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Estate Planning
My husband and I were in need of estate planning as we were going on a trip overseas. Doing our research, we wanted a local law firm with good reviews. We found the Hatchett law firm that met both our qualifications. Everyone at the firm has been nice, personable, and professional. They helped us every step of the way, providing knowledge and expertise with the details of estate planning. Attorney Cynthia Hatchett made us feel comfortable and provided valuable information and guidance as we developed our wills.
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Posted by Angie | August 26, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Greatest Attorneys
This Law Firm was highly recommended to me. Attorney Cynthia along with the entire team of the Hatchett Law Firm have been very supportive and helpful while providing excellent legal counsel for my case. I'm grateful to have them for my case.
Posted by Abegail J. | August 22, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
One day my life changed
One day my life changed with a threatening phone call from a relative revealing something that I had NO knowledge about. After speaking with 3 other attorneys THAT DID NOT KNOW each other, they ALL referenced Attorney Cynthia Hatchett for my case. Attorney Hatchett reached out to me and listened very closely immediately suggesting how to move forward, how to prepare myself as her client regarding details & strategies to help the case. She considered my concerns and explained how we would work through the days ahead. Her strategies did affect the opponent which provided her a great lead into the case resulting in just what we were hoping for. Her office team communicated with me accordingly and we experienced a win win result. Attorney Hatchett encouragaged my patience, prayed with me through this season, and it paid off.
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Posted by Nicholas | August 21, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Service
Needed help becoming the Independent Administrator and obtaining the deed to my late fathers house. I turned to Hatchett Law Firm because of how professional and thorough they were in answering all my questions and helping me throughout the process. I was always updated on every step and informed on what was going on.
Posted by Linda | August 20, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great la
I also talked to Atty Cynthia Hatchett. She discussed my question with patience. She is clearly very knowledgeable and professional. After talking with Atty Hatchett, I felt that I found the lawyer who will help me and be there for me. She is a person with a heart who loves to help people.I would recommend Hatchett Law Firm for all your legal advice. They remind me that there are still people out there who really care about others and their circumstances. They are there when you need them. Thank you and GOD BLESS YOU for everything you are doing to help others in their time of need.
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Posted by Zeeshan | August 17, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Probate
I have only just employed Ms. Hatchetts services so I am not going to comment on her work since I don’t know yet but I am giving this review because I had left her a voice message and she called me on a Saturday which was pretty quick. She is very sweet and kind and consulted me on how generally this process works. Of all the lawyers, this was reason for hiring her rather than others.
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Response from Cynthia Hatchett August 17, 2023
Mr. Z- Shhhhhhhh, you aren't supposed to tell anyone else that I actually work on Saturdays (although it is true). Our firm is fortunate to have the opportunity to serve your family. Thank you for selecting the team to journey with you. It is my hope we will have earned your trust.
Posted by Janette | August 16, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Janette
I had the pleasure to meet Cynthia in 2015. My husband was told he had cancer and only had six months to live. Cynthia didn't even know us at the time but heard about it through a very good friend of both of us Mrs. Zimmer. Mrs. Zimmer was doing a fund raiser for my husband and Cynthia volunteered to do our wills for us. She's a wonderful person even when things where hard for my husband and myself she made things easier for us and she was very delightful to work with. I would recommend her and her associates anytime. I've had the pleasure of speaking with one of associate name Angelina and she was great. She took my info and got it to Cynthia right away and got back with me shortly after that. Very polite and professional it was a pleasure to work with her . Looking forward soon working with them again
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Posted by Bri | August 14, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Highly recommend
I called The Hatchett Law Firm in need of a probate attorney unfortunately I needed an attorney in Florida. I had called a lot of other attorneys and none of them were as responsive as this one. I called and one lady said an Intake manager would call me back. Not even 5 minutes had passed and Ms. Angeline had called. She was so polite and caring and very professional. She let me they wouldn’t be able to assist me but offered a website I could use. I thought this was so very nice of her. She reassured me to continue my search and even offered some insights in my own Will. I’d highly recommend anyone to this firm.
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Response from Cynthia Hatchett August 17, 2023
Thank you so much for this kind review. I'm glad to know that Angelene did her best to take care of you, even if you could not hire the firm.
Posted by Don | July 7, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My son's guardianship process
I came to the firm back in September 2022 very confused and a little bit afraid of the guardianship process here in Texas. My 15 year old son Daniel's mom had unexpectedly passed, and while she did have a will and a trust set up, I had assumed that the life insurance policy left to him would be automatically paid. I had no idea of the complexity of Texas Guardianship law. Cynthia and her team have been great educating me and leading me through and over each step of the way. I am completely happy with her and her team, including Elizabeth Rougeau, her legal assistant, who has been great. I would recommend this firm to anyone. They are GOD sent for sure.
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Posted by Stacey | July 6, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Guardianship
I am pleased with Attorney Hatchett and The Hatchett Law Firm they made the process for guardianship for my son so easy and pleasant I can’t express my gratitude enough I am overwhelmed with joy I chose this law firm I definitely recommend them if I could give 100 stars I would
Posted by Jonathan | June 22, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Mrs. Hatchett cared for me as a client and as a person in need
I needed an attorney to help me become my father's guardian. I did not even know where to start looking. An attorney friend who lives out of state researched the Hatchett Law Firm and recommended them based on his research. I am the luckiest person since Hatchett Law and I started doing business together. I have no legal background. Initially, they told me exactly how the process worked and what steps were needed. They were 100% correct on everything they told me. There were no surprises or anything that caught me off guard. I respected how every person I spoke with never talked down to me because I did not know the law. They did not want to do the work for me, but they tried to teach me along the way. I was in grad school while we went through this process together. My mother was a retired teacher and passed away before I needed the Hatchett Law Firm. I did not have her to give me the emotional support I needed. Mrs. Hatchett and others at the law firm stepped in and supported me. They would send me messages telling me to keep going. When I completed my degree, they celebrated with me. Early in our relationship of attorney–client, I shared my faith with Mrs. Hatchett. One day, the assisted living facility where my father lived had to rush him to the hospital by EMS. I left work and went to the hospital. Since we were in the middle of guardianship, I was unsure if they needed to know that my father was in the hospital, so I sent them a message advising them about my father. Mrs. Hatchett and another associate from the firm called me within five minutes. They asked about him and if the doctors had given me any information. Mrs. Hatchett could hear the fear in my voice as we talked. Towards the end of the phone call, Mrs. Hatchett asked if they could pray with me. I was so thankful they offered to do that for my father and me. As I sat in the waiting room, tears rolled down my face as they prayed for my father's health and for me to have strength. Months later, my father passed away. The Hatchett Law Firm took over the process of probating my father's will. They knew I was not in the best emotional spot. They cared for my legal needs but also showed me care and loved me. I would be lost without Mrs. Hatchett and her amazing staff. Sincerely, Jonathan Coit
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Posted by Mary | June 5, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Probate
The service that Hatchet Law Firm provided was excellent. Once I adapt to the email/text communication, it was fine. The team help me to understand the probate process which was new to me. Very professional and efficient. I would definitely recommend Cynthia and the team.
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Hatchett Law Firm
  • 2008 - Present
  • Wealth Advisor- Vice President
  • JP Morgan Private Client Services
  • 2002 - 2008
  • Managing Partner
  • Hatchett Law Firm
  • 1996 - 2002
  • Partner
  • Boudreaux, Hatchett, Washington and Sparks
  • 1991 - 1996
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Education

  • University of Houston Law Center
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • 1991
  • Bauer College of Business Administration
  • JD/MBA
  • 1991
  • University of California - Los Angeles
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1987

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Contested Guardianship
  • Case resolved!
  • $4 Million Left in Limbo
  • Case resolved!
  • Greedy Son vs Brother
  • Court found in favor of our client and set aside the transfer of the property that was wrongfully converted thus returning a substantial asset to the estate. Case eventually settled through mediation.
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Associations

  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 2021 - Present
  • Houston Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Attorneys in Tax and Probate
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Brazoria County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Professional Women in Business Club of Pearland/Friendswood
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas, Real Estate, Probate and Trust Section
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Disability and Elder Law Attorneys Association
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 1991 - Present
  • Christian Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Rotary Club
  • Member
  • 2015 - 2017
  • Counseling Connections for Change
  • Board of Director
  • 2015 - 2017
  • Fort Bend County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Professional Women in Business Club of Pearland/Friendswood
  • Board Member
  • 2013 - 2021
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Committee Co Chair
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Attorneys in Tax and Probate
  • Past President
  • 2006 - 2006
  • Texas Bar Foundation
  • Fellow
  • 2001 - 2007
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 1998 - 2003
  • State Bar of Texas Diversity in the Profession Committee
  • Committee Member
  • 1994 - 2006
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1993 - 1995
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1993 - 2008
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1992 - 1995
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Superb Rated Attorney
  • AVVO
  • 2023
  • Client's Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2023
  • Superb Rated Attorney
  • AVVO
  • 2022
  • Client's Choice Award
  • AVVO
  • 2022
  • Top Contributor Award
  • AVVO
  • 2021
  • Top Contributor Award
  • Avvo
  • 2020
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Wills and Probate Community Clinic
  • 8 Secrets to Saving Money During Probate
  • 2022
  • South Texas College of Law
  • Hanging Your Shingle
  • 2022
  • Probate Clinic
  • Hanging Your Shingle
  • 2021
  • AKA Wealth Management Conference
  • Creating Your Legacy
  • 2021
  • South Texas College of Law
  • Hanging Your Shingle
  • 2020
  • Building Your Economic Legacy
  • Protecting Your Legacy
  • 2020
  • Estate Planning Workshop
  • What you need to know about the Heirship and Guardianship Process in Texas
  • 2018
  • Life Skills House Mentorship Series
  • Casting a Vision-Building a Legacy
  • 2015
  • Texas Minority Attorney Program
  • Conference Planner/Speaker
  • 2006
  • 29th Annual Advanced Estate Planning and Probate Conference
  • Role of the Corporate Trustee
  • 2005
  • 28th Annual Advanced Estate Planning and Probate Conf.
  • Role of Fiduciary
  • 2004
  • Wills and Probate Institute
  • The Ad Litem Operating Manual
  • 1997
  • Ad Litem Certification Course
  • Ad Litem Certification
  • 1995
  • Texas Minority Counsel Program
  • Conference Roundtable Leader/Event Committee Planner
  • 1994
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Attorney endorsements

Received (23)
Given (38)
Endorse Cynthia
Probate Attorney | Mar 31
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I cannot say enough amazing things about working with Ms. Hatchett. The level of professionalism, respect, congeniality, and kindness from Ms. Hatchett, her attorneys, and staff impressed me from day one. Absolute first class firm!"
Guardianship Attorney | Apr 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Attorney Hatchett is a very knowledgeable and caring attorney. She did a wonderful job representing her client and helping to ensure that the guardianship was established. Attorney Hatchett is truly professional and a great attorney!"
Probate Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"My clients are very important to me. Sometimes they have legal matters that I do not handle. One is probate and another is Wills. However, that is Cynthia's area of expertise. I refer my clients to her for those matters because I know they will have a very good and competent lawyer. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Cynthia has a wealth of experience that proves very beneficial to the clients she serves. I endorse this lawyer."
Child custody Attorney | May 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I recently handled a mediation for her. It was a pleasure working with her. She is very efficient and knows what she is doing. She is thoroughly prepared. I look forward to working with her again."
Business Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Cynthia is an excellent attorney committed to providing the highest quality representation to clients. I endorse this attorney without reservation."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Probate Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Hatchett is passionate about the law, and compassionate with her clients. I endorse her."
Probate Attorney | Oct 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Cynthia's clients and her colleagues are all in full agreement that she is a compassionate, sensitive, knowledgeable practitioner who prides herself on being intensely prepared for any matter that she takes on. She mixes skill and personal warmth in a way that allows her to represent her clients with patience and effectiveness. She is a highly experienced attorney whom I strongly recommend."
Probate Attorney | Sep 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Hatchett is a knowlegeable and talented advocate for her clients. It is with pleasure that I endorse this lawyer."
Probate Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms Hatchett has a wealth of experience that serves not only her clients, but the legal community really well."
Probate Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Jun 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Probate Attorney | Jun 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Hatchett is a knowledgeable and conscientious resource for her clients and others in the legal community. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Hatchett is an asset to the legal community and the public in general. She is a true advocate for her clients. I endorse and highly recommend her."
Probate Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Hatchett aids the legal community and the community at large with her thoughtful responses to legal inquiries."
Business Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is talented and creative at finding ethical solutions for those she serves."
Probate Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse attorney Cynthia Hatchett."
Probate Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Co-worker
"Cynthia is a true professional. While I certainly have a biased opinion, I sincerely endorse this lawyer."
Probate Attorney | Jun 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I met Cynthia in my 3rd year of practice 17 years ago. She has been a great resource and mentor for me as an attorney and a business owner. She has always encouraged me to live by faith and to use my practice to serve others. I have also worked along side her on cases and Cynthia always demonstrated the highest level of dedication, integrity and compassion."
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Pearland Probate Lawyer Cynthia Marie Hatchett
Cynthia Marie Hatchett
Probate Attorney
Pearland, TX
Licensed for 32 years
Virtual consultation available