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Cynthia L Best

also known as Cindy Best, Cynthia Best

About me

Cindy Best has 27 years of legal experience and a particular passion for family law. Ms. Best has conducted over 200 trials and handled over a thousand mediations and settlements. She is extremely sensitive to the emotional nature of this type of work and welcomes the opportunity to empower her clients as they experience family transitions. Ms. Best also has a varied background in business litigation, insurance defense, construction law and malpractice. Her experience includes ADR, mediations and trials. Ms. Best was also a Judge Pro Tem in Maricopa County in 2007-2008.


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Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 60%
    21 years, 1.7 thousand cases
  2. Child Custody: 30%
    21 years, 800 cases
  3. Mediation: 10%
    21 years, 1 thousand cases



Hourly ($200-375/hour), Fixed (always), Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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    I endorse Cynthia. She is a highly skilled attorney and is well respected in the legal community.


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  • Judd S Nemiro

    I endorse this lawyer. Cynthia is an excellent attorney who zealously advocates for her clients.


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Contact info

Best Law Firm

5450 High St
Suite 260
Phoenix, AZ, 85054

Best Law Firm

Scottsdale, AZ, 85260



AZActive 199304/02/2016
TXNot Eligible to Practice - Administrative199907/16/2016
MOInactive voluntarily198801/08/2013
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
10 Best 2015 Client SatisfactionAmerican Institute of Family Law Attorneys2015
Arizona 2015 Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2015
Superb RatingAVVO2015
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Avvo's 2013 Clients' Choice AwardAVVO2013
Winner Moot CourtCreighton Law School1987
Best Oralist Runner upCreighton Law School1987
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerBest Law Firm2007 - Present
Judge Pro TemMaricopa County Superior Court2007 - 2008
PartnerDoyle-Best Law Firm2002 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
Scottsdale Bar AssociationMember2015 - Present
Arizona Better Business BureauMember2015 - Present
Scottsdale Chamber of CommereceMember2015 - Present
Arizona Woman Lawyers Association (AWLA)Member2013 - Present
State Bar of ArizonaMember1993 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
G. v. G.Father has primary physical custody.
H v SSee above
Glover v GloverFamily prevailed
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Publication nameTitleDate
Best Law Firm ArticlesTop 10 Things to Know About Family Law in Arizona2015
2015The Divorce Coach2015
Scottsdale Airpark NewsBest Law Provides Family Law and Mediation Services2014
National Business InstituteIdentifying Tax Consequences in Divorce2013
Scottsdale Airpark NewsBest Law Firm Pens 'The Divorce Coach'2011
Scottsdale Airpark NewsAsk the Divorce Coach2011
Guide to Arizona DivorceThe Divorce Coach Book2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Creighton University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1988
University of Tennessee, Knoxville (main)EducationMS - Master of Science1978
University of Tennessee, Knoxville (main)N/ABS - Bachelor of Science1976
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
CLE Nuts and Bolts of Divorce LawIdentifying Tax Consequences of Divorce2013
KFNX RadioThe Divorce Coach2011
KFNX InterviewThe Divorce Coach Book2011
Arizona DivorceChild Custody and Visitation2008