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Cynthia Hafif-Stonehouse

Personal injury Attorney at Ontario, CA

5.0   31 reviews
  • Licensed for 32 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1991
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Cynthia

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Specialties Include

1.  PERSONAL AND CATASTROPHIC INJURIES FROM TRUCKING, BOATING, AUTOMOBILE, AVIATION, BICYCLE, BUS ACCIDENTS, AND CONSTRUCTION SITE INJURIES. 

2. CONTRACT REVIEW, DRAFTING, EVALUATION, ANALYSIS AND LITIGATION.    

 

Cynthia, a former world class figure skater, understands tenacity and has amassed millions of dollars in newsworthy cases for her clients. She holds some of the largest wrongful termination, personal injury, wrongful death and contract dispute verdicts and settlements in the nation.

EDUCATION: 1991 Juris Doctorate in Law; 1987 Bachelors Degree in Business Administration; 1987 Minor Degree in English; 1984 Associate of Arts in Business.

HONORS/AWARDSMEMBERSHIPS: Presidential Award; Highest achieved mark in Trial Advocacy; National and State Dean’s List; Who’s Who in America; American Board of Trial Advocates member; The Million Dollar Advocates Forum; Top Trial Lawyer in America; Regions Top Lawyer; Women of Distinction; Best Lawyer; Women Who Make a Difference; Member of Consumer Attorneys of California; Board Member of Consumer Attorneys of the Inland Empire; San Bernardino County Bar Association member.

Cynthia has received the highest rank from Martindale-Hubbell for helping evaluate lawyers and their practices; She provides continuing legal education to lawyers in the community through speaking presentations and assists judges in the Superior Court to settle cases.

Since 1991 Cynthia has been actively licensed to practice law by the California State Bar in The Supreme Court of the State of California, The United States District Court for the Southern, Central, and Northern Districts of California, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and all California courts.

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Posted by Cher | September 11, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Contract Help
Cynthia at Hafif Stonehouse Law Group resolved a contract dispute between a large chain hotel and a small association I am part of. We couldn't have done it without her. Saved time, money and most of all, it provided us peace of mind. Thank you, Cynthia!
Posted by Michael | April 11, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best EVER
I have been dealing with attorneys for over Sixty Years Cynthia is by far the best. Cynthia is honest,conscientious,knowledgeable,kindhearted and best of all Cynthia returns your calls and Emails ASAP. I would and will recommend Cynthia to my friends and family. Michael R Anderson.
Posted by Dominique | April 10, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
Finding the right attorney isn’t always an easy task. Not all attorneys are same. When I give this recommendation for Cynthia Stonehouse I can wholeheartedly say choosing the right attorney means everything to winning a case! Cynthia is a trial attorney with over 30 years of experience. She truly takes an interest in her clients needs and will fight fiercely for them. When Cynthia accepts a lawsuit she works very hard to explore every angle of the situation in order to construct a winning argument. Her strategy techniques result in lucrative settlements. I know you won’t find a better attorney
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Posted by Victoria | August 18, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
The most hardworking lawyer I have ever met!
Cynthia is just fantastic! My husband and I were extremely impressed by the level of professionalism, attention to detail, dedication to her clients, and transparency in communication. She went above and beyond for us and our case. It was an insanely complex, difficult, and dragged out by the other side case with many unexpected challenges, and Cynthia and her firm stood by us and handled every curve ball with grace and professionalism. Even after our case was done, we hired them for legal advice on different matters. We can not recommend it enough! Cynthia and her firm are a rear gem in her Legal Field.
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Posted by Ples | June 18, 2022
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100% Recommend!
Cynthia was absolutely amazing. Her and her team are just the nicest, most helpful people I have ever dealt with. They handle my case with ease and made my life soooooo much easier. I will definitely go back if I ever need any legal help.
Posted by Alicia | April 1, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Cannot recommend more highly!
I contacted Cynthia via Avvo about a contract dispute with an events venue, and whether we had any grounds to get back some/all of our deposit (our reception couldn't happen - twice - due to COVID-19 restrictions in July 2020 and July 2021). Cynthia called me back within 24 hours of my message request, and said she'd be glad to glance over our contract & addendum without charge; since both documents were only a few pages each. I sent the documents over, and again she called me back within less than a day, to discuss our options. Whilst we sadly don't have any legal grounds to sue, I feel like my faith in humanity was restored by her willingness to help regardless of the payment potential (or lack thereof in our case). If I ever have future legal issues that fall under Cynthia's scope of practices, she will be my first call :)
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Posted by Cathy | March 21, 2022
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Best in the West!
I was in my stepmother's Van when We were side swiped by another car I was thrown into my stepmother's side Seat belt pulling me back but I still injured my shoulder left rotorcuff and left thigh A friend of mine recommended Cynthia The minute I talked her on the phone I knew she was the attorney for me. Professional and a knowledge of what needed to be done was all shown to me, as she continued to fight for me , Cynthia and her team kept me continually informed of what was going on so I was never stressed or worried while I had my shoulder surgery and recovered I knew Cynthia was there fighting for me All I needed to worry about was to get my therapy go to my doctors and get well. Cynthia and her team were there to fight for me and win my case. And she did!! 100% If you need an attorney that will fight for you Hire Cynthia She's professional on top of everything and gets the job done right and if you have to go to trial she is a trial attorney and you have nothing to worry about Hire Cynthia and her team they're the best!! In the West!!!
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Posted by Erica | March 18, 2022
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The Best Attorney!
Cynthia is the only lawyer that I would go to. She is knowledgeable, reliable, confident, dedicated, and successful. You can count on her to give the very best service with compassion and experience.
Posted by anonymous | March 15, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Dedicated Powerhouse Attorney that Gets the Job Done and More!
I have worked with Cynthia many times in the past for legal help. She gives her full attention to the case at hand. Cynthia is always quick to respond and informs me of all the options available. I would recommend the Hafif-Stonehouse Legal team for all your legal needs!
Posted by Terri | March 15, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Love this attorney!!!
Our attorney was extremely helpful and thorough in our consultation. Her knowledge is unparalleled of anyone else we have dealt with, with our situation. The office is top notch professional with a wonderful staff.
Posted by Marti | March 15, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Magnificent , who cares and gets results
Cynthia and I have known each other 33 years Amazing attorney in every way possible to help her clients . Cynthia morals , valves , and just the best in expertise of law. The law firm that Cynthia has built with all the staff is definitely a Legacy you want this team on your case to solve it and get the results that you need.
Posted by Mary Anne | March 13, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Lots of Tenacity for her Clients
Cynthia has guided me and taken care of me, guiding me every step of the way. She is very trustworthy, hardworking and has a passion for taking care of her clients.
Posted by christopher | March 11, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
client
They are a top notch firm that takes every case very seriously and personally , always available for clients which in that industry is hard to find without being billed for a 2 minute call. They are my go too for my personal and work related legal representation.
Posted by anonymous | March 11, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Top Service
Cynthia Hafif-Stonehouse was simply excellent. A 3rd party was harassing me and attempting to get my company involved in someone else's lawsuit, but with her correspondence, this 3rd party realized, they needed to stop. She solved a problem quickly and effectively... a true professional!
Posted by Paul | March 11, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great attorney for PI
Hired her to represent me when I was mauled by two dogs. She was very professional and brought it to an equitable settlement fairly quickly. She was also very helpful in encouraging me to seek psychological help for the PTSD I suffered. Excellent lawyer! I shudder to think what would happened if I had gone after the defendant myself.
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Posted by Robert Hull | March 10, 2022
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Great Lawyer
Not only was Cindy successful in my case, She has a great personality and sets a personel tone, she works hard and fights for what is right. She is very good and knowledgeable at what she does.
Posted by Toby | March 10, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Professional/maximum effort
Having a business in the health care industry, Cynthia Stonehouse and her group were able to help my business against a frivolous claim with a consultation and phone call! They were quick, efficient and took us first before thinking about lawyer fees. I truly believe it's difficult to find lawyers who are like those in The Stonehouse Group. I wouldn't hesitate to hire Her/Them if I were ever in need of a lawyer again.
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Posted by anonymous | March 10, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Cynthia has always worked hard when I have needed her legal services!
I have known Cynthia for many years. On a few occasions I have needed the services of an attorney for my business. I have always turned to Cynthia and her team. I have been very pleased with her sincere desire to always help me, her dedication in finding a solution to my problem and her work ethic.
Posted by Merrill | March 10, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Brilliant attorney, and a fabulous human!
Cynthia Hafif-Stonehouse is a brilliant attorney, and a fantastic human. She and her team are consummate professionals, kind people, and successful.
Posted by Mike | March 10, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
awesome lawyer!
she does a fantastic job. She handles all of our issues in a very professional way and is very reasonable
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 55-350 per hour
  • Contingency 25%-40%
Payment methods
Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Senior Partner
  • Hafif-Stonehouse Law Group, APLC
  • 1991 - Present

Education

  • University of La Verne College of Law
  • Juris Doctorate
  • 1990

Legal Cases

  • Hart v. Defendant Jane Doe
  • Full Insurance Policy Limits
  • White v. Sims
  • Full Insurance Policy Limits
  • Garcia v. Mazun
  • Full Insurance Policy Limits
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Associations

  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Board Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Consumer Attorneys of Inland Empire
  • Board Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Western San Bernardino County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • San Bernardino Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Lawyer
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Presidential Award of Merit
  • Consumer Attorneys of Inland Empire
  • 2020
  • Top 10 Personal Injury Firm
  • Attorney and Practice Magazine
  • 2020
  • Excellence in trial advocacy and outstanding legal prowess
  • City of Lancaster
  • 2020
  • Recognizing Excellence in Personal Injury Law
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2019
  • Presidential Award of Merit
  • Consumer Attorneys of Inland Empire
  • 2018
  • Presidential Award of Merit
  • Consumer Attorneys of Inland Empire
  • 2017
  • Top Lawyers
  • Inland Empire Magazine
  • 2017
  • Client Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Settlement Officer in the 2017 Civil Settlement Week
  • Superior Court of California
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2016
  • Top Lawyers
  • Inland Empire Magazine
  • 2016
  • Leading Lawyers
  • Inland Empire Magazine
  • 2015
  • Women of Distinction
  • Inland Empire Magazine
  • 2015
  • Client Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Top Women Lawyers
  • Daily Journal
  • 2015
  • Top Lawyers
  • Inland Empire Magazine
  • 2014
  • Top Lawyers
  • Inland Empire Magazine
  • 2013
  • Presidential Award of Merit
  • Consumer Attorneys of Inland Empire
  • 2013
  • 20 Years of Exemplary Legal Service
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • Excellence in Advocacy, achieving a trial verdict of $1 Million.
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • N/A
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Speaking Engagements

  • CAALA Palm Springs
  • Civil Litigation
  • 2016

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