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Cynthia L Best

Divorce and separation Attorney at Phoenix, AZ

5.0   9 reviews

also known as Cindy Best, Cynthia Best

  • State Years
    Arizona - AZ 30 years
    Texas - TX 24 years
    Nebraska - NE 34 years
    Missouri - MO 35 years
  • Licensed for 30 years
    State AZ
    Acquired 1993
    Active Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2017
  • Licensed for 24 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1999
    Not Eligible to Practice - Administrative Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2017
  • Licensed for 34 years
    State NE
    Acquired 1989
  • Licensed for 35 years
    State MO
    Acquired 1988
    Inactive voluntarily

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2017. See details

About Cynthia

Learn Cynthia’s areas of practice.

Practice area
  1. Divorce and separation
    The Best Law Firm can help you with your divorce. You might want to start with a legal consultation. You might need us to draft documents. You might need for us to go to court and attend a hearing or talk to the judge for you. We try to resolve disputes but if they cannot be resolved, we have a great deal of trial experience as well. Cindy also co-authored the book called The Divorce Coach. This is a guide for Arizona divorce. Feel free to order online on our web site at

    29 years, 1,700 cases

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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Best Law Firm
5450 High St
Suite 260
Phoenix, AZ, 85054
Best Law Firm
Scottsdale, AZ, 85260
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Posted by Jill S. | December 9, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Superior Attorney & Firm
Cindy Best and her Firm are Superior in their profession. I can not express enough the gratitude I feel towards Ms. Best and her Firm after the premium job they did with our case. No stone was left unturned. Every pertinent detail was presented. Ms. Best is top notch with her research and preparation. She is thorough and effective when working with clients and witness testimony. She is equally as thorough and effective when cross examining opposing party witnesses. Her experience with domestic violence has provided her with invaluable and reliable resources utilized for her clients. She is "no nonsense" and honest when relaying information and potential outcome for each situation that arose. The opposing party was beyond difficult and unethical. She handled them effectively as well. She and her staff are a pleasure to work with. Every single person there is a pleasure to work with and they really work as a Team. Words can't describe the gratitude I have for Ms. Best and her team. Thank you All!
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Posted by Christopher | October 30, 2013
A very pleased Dad!
I am sure everyone says this but i had a very unique situation that required Cindy and her team to do research that was out of the oridnary for our custody case. They went above and beyond my expectations. Cindy and her team were able to help the judge to see things I have been trying to get others to see for years. In the end, my son is better off since we won our case and he is happier and healthier then ever which in the end.. is all we wanted. I went into the court process thinking since I am a Dad I would never get what I wanted but that couldn't be further from the truth. Cindy saw the reality of our situation and fought hard for what was the best interest of my son. We have used other lawyers in the past that were too afraid to battle custody against my son's Mother however, Cindy put all that aside and fought for the best interest of the child, she will continue to be our first and only choice in the event we need family law in the future.
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Posted by Jessica | October 22, 2013
Best of the BEST
Cindy is by far a wonderful family law attorney. I was very pleased by the outcome of my case. Cindy was fair and did what was best for my son. I can not thank Cindy enough.
Posted by anonymous | October 21, 2013
Thank You!
Thank you for all of your help! I don't know how I would've made it through these last two years without the help of you and your firm. I am so appreciative of what you have been able to do for my family. You exceeded my expectations of what I would receive from an attorney. You and your firm have been timely, understanding and compassionate throughout my family law matter. I would recommend you and your firm to anyone who had a family law issue.
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Posted by anonymous | October 21, 2013
The BEST Law Firm!
Cindy's knowledge, experience and professionalism are unmatched. Not only did Cindy provide the dedicated legal representation I needed but she did so with a personal touch that I never would have expected a law firm to provide. I highly recommend Cindy and her firm's services for anyone going through a divorce or family law issue.
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Posted by anonymous | October 21, 2013
I am so Grateful!
I was unaware of the whole divorce process and was afraid I was going to lose my children. Cindy guided me through the process and I was able to get 50/50 and see my daughter on her birthday. I am so happy with the outcome!!! Thank you!!!!
Posted by Leslie | October 21, 2013
Exceptional !
Cynthia, her associates and staff did an excellent job helping me settle some loose ends, in a difficult six year old divorce. She is a very experienced, knowledgeable Family Lawyer. I was happy with the outcome and would recommend Cynthia to anyone looking for an exceptional attorney.
Posted by Lesa | October 17, 2013
Trustworthy and conscientious
Cindy prepared a will and living will for us, as well as reviewed other legal documents for us over the past five years. We have highly recommended her to several friends who have subsequently hired her. She has proven herself to be trustworthy and conscientious.
Posted by John J. | January 11, 2012
Thank You Cynthia!!
Cynthia helped me tremendously with my divorce. I was able to end my marriage with my pride still intact and the shirt on my back. I ended up with much better results than i had expected. I would recommend Ms. Best to anyone that needs a good family law lawyer.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 200-375 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 2.6 (Strong Caution)

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2017.

Suspension issued in TX, 2017
updated on 01/18/2019

Suspension means an attorney lost his or her license to practice law for a period of time. The attorney typically returns to practicing law when the suspension expires.

Suspension issued in AZ, 2017
updated on 09/07/2017

Suspension means an attorney lost his or her license to practice law for a period of time. The attorney typically returns to practicing law when the suspension expires.

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Best Law Firm
  • 2007 - Present
  • Judge Pro Tem
  • Maricopa County Superior Court
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Partner
  • Doyle-Best Law Firm
  • 2002 - 2007


  • Creighton University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1988
  • University of Tennessee, Knoxville (main)
  • MS - Master of Science
  • 1978
  • University of Tennessee, Knoxville (main)
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1976

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Glover v Glover
  • Family prevailed
  • H v S
  • See above
  • G. v. G.
  • Father has primary physical custody.


  • Scottsdale Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Arizona Better Business Bureau
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Scottsdale Chamber of Commerece
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Arizona Woman Lawyers Association (AWLA)
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • 10 Best 2015 Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Arizona 2015 Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2015
  • Superb Rating
  • AVVO
  • 2015
  • Avvo's 2013 Clients' Choice Award
  • AVVO
  • 2013
  • Winner Moot Court
  • Creighton Law School
  • 1987
  • Best Oralist Runner up
  • Creighton Law School
  • 1987
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Speaking Engagements

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Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (9)
Endorse Cynthia
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Co-worker
"Cindy is a great attorney. She is experienced and knowledgeable, and someone you absolutely want on your side."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Cynthia. She is a highly skilled attorney and is well respected in the legal community."
Family Attorney | Sep 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Cynthia is an excellent attorney who zealously advocates for her clients."
Family Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Worked with Cindy on cases in the past. Extremely knowledgeable on all family law matters. Excellent and well-prepared trial attorney who advocates for the rights of her clients."
Family Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Cindy is an amazing trial attorney and a powerful advocate. Her years of experience and passion for family law allow her to obtain consistent and favorable results for her clients."
Family Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Cindy is the consummate professional. She brings a practical approach to family law matters, tempered with vast experience in this area of law. It is refreshing to have an opposing counsel be courteous in this context, but also be able to effectively represent her clients' interests. I have referred several of my clients to Cindy and highly recommend her for all of your family law needs."
Family Attorney | Nov 14
Relationship: Other
"I endorse Ms. Best as an attorney. I have read her posts on Avvo, watched her youtube videos and also note she has written a family law oriented book. It is clear Cynthia is knowledgeable, professional, client-oriented and obvious she cares about her clients."
Family Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Cynthia is extremely skillful in her practice and in handling clients. A very experienced family law attorney in Arizona, she knows her way around the courts and has the experience to really identify and resolve her client's problems."
Family Attorney | Oct 30
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Cindy Best has a lot of trial experience and looks out for her client's best interests. I am proud to experience her integrity in and out of the courtroom and knowledge of law. You cannot go wrong in following her recommendations."
Family Attorney | Oct 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Best has dedicated decades of her life as an advocate to the families of Arizona. She is a leader in our community. I wholeheartedly endorse her practice."
Family Attorney | Oct 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Cindy Best gives honest advice that comes from a wealth of knowledge and experience. Her trial experience results in advice by wisdom. She knows when to go to court and represent her client's interests, and when it is best to settle. She is the perfect kind of lawyer for family law clients: not afraid of a fight, but not looking for one either."
Family Attorney | Oct 22
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. She is experienced, professional and responsive to client needs. She is extremely skilled in the courtroom and obtains excellent results for her clients."
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