Cindy Lee Cannon
Divorce and separation Attorney at Laguna Beach, CA
Licensed for 33 years
Ms. Cannon commenced her legal career 29 years ago. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland with distinction and Southwestern School of Law, where she earned an academic scholarship each year she attended, received the Bancroft Whitney Book Award in Uniform Commercial Code transactions, and was listed in Who’s Who Among American Law Students.
Following law school Ms. Cannon learned the practice of civil litigation in a prestigious law firm where she handled cases and trials in both state and federal courts, including jury trials. Ms. Cannon is therefore admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and each of the four United States District Courts in Californi
Ms. Cannon took her federal and state court practice experience to the family arena, certifying as a specialist in family law. This certification has been reserved to approximately two (2) percent of the active licensed attorneys in California. Ms. Cannon has defended the rights of parents to reunify with their children in the juvenile dependency system and has additionally litigated children’s rights when they conflict with those of their parents.
In 2013 Ms. Cannon worked with a local legislator to propose an amendment to the Family Code requiring judges to consider prescription drug abuse as they do illegal drug abuse and alcoholism in family law cases. She testified before both the state assembly and state senate regarding the growing epidemic of prescription drug abuse among parents and its impact on families in California. In September of 2013, after the proposed amendment to Family Code section 3011(d) garnered bi-partisan support, Governor Brown signed it into law. The amendment became law in California on January 1st, 2014.
Ms. Cannon has frequently volunteered her time at local domestic violence clinics and always maintains at least one pro bono matter in her ongoing caseload.
In addition to her various bar admissions, Ms. Cannon is a member of the Orange County Bar Association’s Masters Division and Family Law Sections. Contact our office today for a no-obligation consultation with Cindy and learn about the process and your options going forward from a specialist.
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.