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Cynthia Ignatuk

Domestic violence Attorney at Tustin, CA

5.0   15 reviews

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About Cynthia

Learn Cynthia’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Domestic violence
    40%
    Don’t plead guilty! Do NOT accept Permanent Restraining Order! This has long lasting consequences. I will investigate your case thoroughly and fight to get you the best possible outcome available. Take a deep breath - I got YOU!

    16 years

  2. Criminal defense
    30%
    I have the knowledge and experience to thoroughly analyzing your case and argue tirelessly for the best possible outcome. And if there is a possibility of getting your case dismissed, I will find it. Take a deep breath - I got YOU!

    16 years

  3. DUI and DWI
    30%
    Whether it’s a 1st, 2nd or 3rd time DUI; Driving on a Suspended License; or a Felony DUI Accident, I have the knowledge and experience you need to help you mitigate these charges, reduce the fines, negotiate with prosecutors, and take it to trial!

    16 years

Representing Clients charged with Misdemeanors and Felonies for allegations involving Domestic Violence; DUIs; Restraining Orders; Tagging; Robbery; Possession with the Intent to Sell; Assault and Battery; Identity Theft, among others.

Loyola Law School, Juris Doctor, 1999, Los Angeles, CA

Graduated Top 5% Order of the Coif 

  • Sayre Macneil Scholar
  • American Jurisprudence Award (Highest Grade), Property Law,
  • American Jurisprudence Award (Highest Grade), Constitutional Law
  • American Jurisprudence Award (Highest Grade), Ethical Lawyering
  • St. Thomas More Law Honor Society, Vice President
  • Alpha Sigma Nu National Jesuit Honor Society

Prior to starting my own firm, I worked in private firms such as Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, as well as The United States District Court, The Orange County District Attorney’s Office, and the Legal Aid Society of Orange County.

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DUI; Domestic Violence; Civil and Criminal Restraining Orders; Assault; All areas of criminal defense.
Licensed for 23 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 1999
Updated 11/28/2022

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

Contact Cynthia

Law Office of Cynthia Ignatuk
13681 Newport Ave., Suite #8-460
Tustin, CA, 92780

Reviews

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Posted by Gabriel | July 18, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great experience
I had a great experience working with Cynthia Ignatuk. Her attention to details was second to none. She was very responsiveness, and her outstanding professionalism led to bring me fantastic results in my case. I would highly recommend Cynthia to anyone looking for top notch representation and your your best interest at heart. She will fight for you.
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Posted by Brad | January 29, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding representation during Civil Harassment Proceedings
Long story short, a neighbor afraid of their own shadow used their wealth to request a civil harassment protection order against a family member. Cynthia was retained at a reasonable cost to address the matter. Cynthia was excellent at conveying facts to the court, removing the emotion from the false allegations, and ultimately prevailing in the matter.
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Posted by Joy | January 29, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Civil Harassment
Working with Cynthia as she helped my son navigate through a civil harassment case was a positive experience under the circumstances. She helped us understand the process and was effective in explaining it to the court. Even with my law enforcement background it is a completely different ball game when you need representation. I would recommend her to family and friends.
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Posted by anonymous | January 25, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Duo Lawyer
Cynthia is a very professional lawyer and makes sure to fine the best solutions for her client.
Posted by Michael | November 12, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent representation
I've had three pleasure of working with Cynthia, and she made me feel very comfortable in a very uncomfortable situation. I felt like she took care of me as well as she would take care of her family. She was knowledgeable, professional, and sympathetic with the situation. I couldn't have put my life in better hands
Posted by Dagobert | February 17, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent professional service.
I got favorable results with the dismissal of my DV case thanks to her effort and commitment to getting a satisfactory outcome. Very friendly, knowledgeable and professional in handling my case. Looking forward to your services in the future as needed.
Posted by anonymous | September 18, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent results with Cindy Ignatuk
To Whom It May Concern: Cynthia (Cindy) Ignatuk represented me in a criminal DUI case, my second DUI in six years. I was suffering from alcoholism and checked myself into a rehab program in South Orange County. I was referred to Cynthia by one of the head counselors who had Cindy represent him in the past. It was conveyed to me that Cindy was a fighter who goes above and beyond for her clients to understand their case and provide strategy and solutions for the best possible outcome. During a very emotional time for me and my family, Cindy worked with the courts, provided me with multiple options and thoughtfully executed a very honest supportable defense strategy. I am a commercial real estate executive and depend on my license to drive to earn a living. Coupled with my court case, Cindy represented me in a “refusal” technicality with the DMV which would have resulted in an automatic one-year suspension of my license. Cindy was able to look at the body of evidence and prove that I was not refusing to cooperate with the field sobriety test (I just had a concussion!). The DMV overturned my one-year suspension and I had no restrictions in my ability to drive. My first DUI, I was represented by a very well-known Orange County attorney who I believe did very little to understand the nuances of my case and provide for a proper defense. The judge showed no mercy. Cindy goes the extra mile for her clients. Today, I am 14 months sober and I am so thankful that I was able to get Cindy’s referral in rehab. She is an incredible attorney and I will be forever grateful for her tireless efforts on my behalf. My family and I will never forget you, Cindy. Thank you!
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Posted by David | May 7, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Did the most
Cynthia really went all out for me and my family. She cares so much about her clients and my family cares about her. Her expertise in all fields really shows once you sit down and discuss with her. She's got a client for life with me, thank you Cynthia, for everything.
Posted by Jeff | May 7, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
One manic week
One manic week in my life I created a lot of wreckage. After consulting with a few attorneys I decided to hire Cynthia because she was understanding of my situation and knew how devastating not being properly represented in cases like this could have an adverse effect on the outcome. She was very knowledgeable of the law and how to navigate the court systems. She spent time explaining my options and listening to my dilemmas. She was always honest and very professional with good work ethics. She put in extra effort in communicating with the DA's office so that on most Court appearances were very brief. Needless to say she negotiated very doable agreements in both my cases she helped me with. I would highly recommend Cynthia for anybody facing the criminal justice system. It does not make sense to go to court without proper representation of a professional.
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Posted by Jaime | May 3, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Domestic violence case with the best lawyer Cynthia ignatuk
Cynthia ignatuk very good lawyer I hired her and she worked good.Explaind everything step by step She made me feel better when she went into cort and Handled my case. I highly recommended her she smart confident and got a lot og knowledge on what she doing
Posted by Lauren | October 8, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent
Very recently Cynthia Ignatuk represented me in family court. I have an open cps case that was going bad and I felt very doubtful I was going to be getting my daughter back. After a few trials, both her expert skills and knowledge is bringing my daughter home in as little as a month. I'll forever know her as being more then the most excellent at what she does.
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Posted by anonymous | September 19, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
Hiring Cynthia was the best decision my family could make. When my uncle contacted me about his legal troubles, he was ready to represent himself in both the criminal and family court. He was given the chance to seek out a panel attorney the day of his hearing. We were introduced to Cynthia, and after consulting with her, realized he wouldn't do himself justice going at it alone. Cynthia is hard focused and driven at what she does. Her professionalism paired with the family values she holds, allowed her to not only look at the best interest of my uncle, but his children as well. She took on both cases against my uncle and fought diligently for him. This resulted in a lesser charge with favorable terms, and the ability to have custody of his children. I have no doubt that the outcome would have a been the complete opposite if my uncle would have chosen to represent himself.
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Posted by Christin | September 15, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Smart and Sensitive to my needs
Cindy was professional and really helpful in helping with a case. I would definitely recommend her!
Posted by Michael | February 27, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Attourney!
Driving under the influence is a big No No and unfortunately some of us like myself have to learn the hard way, Fortunately for these unfortunate situations there is Cynthia, Cynthia Ignatuk has helped me with my dui case tremendously, the outcome and resolution thanks to her diligent professional work has benefited my situation saving me time and money, I would recommend her to my personal friends and family as well as anyone that comes across an unfortunate mishap with the Law Enforcement Agencies. She will get you back on track and help you move on with life
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Posted by randy | February 19, 2015
great criminal attorney and a very nice person
I got a second DUI and I was facing jail and the loss of my job and my house. Thanks to Cindy I did not go to jail and kept my job and my house. My family and I are very grateful for the wonderful job she did and all of her hard work.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.1 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Office of Cynthia Ignatuk
  • 2010 - Present
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Orange County District Attorney's Office
  • 2009 - 2009
  • Associate
  • Grobaty & Pitet
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Associate
  • Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, LLP
  • 1999 - 2001
  • Extern For The Honorable Gary Taylor
  • The United States District Court, Central District Of California
  • 1999 - 1999
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Education

  • Loyola Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1999
  • University of California - Irvine
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1993

Associations

  • Global Society of Empowered Women
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • California Public Defenders Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • North Orange County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • West Orange County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • The Quasi-Indigent Defense Services
  • Panel Member
  • 2013 - 2017
  • St. Thomas More Society
  • Vice President at Loyola Law School
  • 1998 - 1998
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • A+ Accredited Business
  • BBB
  • 2018
  • 10 Best Attorneys for Client Satisfaction
  • The American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2018
  • American Jurisprudence Award
  • Loyola Law School
  • 1999
  • Order of the Coif
  • Loyola Law School
  • 1999
  • Sayre Macneil Scholar
  • Loyola Law School
  • 1999
  • Cum Laude
  • Golden Key National Honor Society
  • 1993
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Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (2)
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Unknown Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Ignatuk is a very knowledgeable, dedicated, and highly competent criminal defense attorney. She knows the judges, prosecutors and the staff members of the court. She works very hard for her clients, and she gets great results for her clients rather it be by plea bargain or trial. She is not only beautiful, she is a tenacious lawyer who is well respected."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked on cases with Ms. Ignatuk. She is very detailed and works very hard for her clients. I would highly recommend her for anyone in need of a great defense attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I had the privilege of working with Cynthia on a case together. While the case and charges were very difficult, spending time strategizing with Cynthia made the whole experience very enjoyable. Cynthia is kind, caring and fearless. Retain her while you still can."
Criminal defense
Criminal defense