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Cynthia provides litigation and appellate services.  Recent experience includes representation of appellant in a civil rights action to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and representation of appellant to the Washington State Supreme Court.  Also, served as counsel for plaintiff in action for sexual discrimination and retaliation; obtained favorable settlement of claims for plaintiff one week before trial.  Services for criminal and civil appellants inlcude drafting and arguing appeals at the Washington Court of Appeals and the Washington State Supreme Court.  Recent experience includes representing indigent criminal appellants for Nielsen, Broman & Koch PLLC through a contract awarded to it by the State of Washington, and filing an amicus brief in the Washington State Supreme Court on behalf of the ACLU of Washington in an education funding case.  Trial experience includes sole trial counsel for plaintiff in a 4 day jury trial in action for partition and fraud, won unanimous jury verdict on fraud claim and award of damages on both claims; second chair for plaintiff in 5-week bench trial in an action to establish existence of meretricious relationship and for distribution of property incident to dissolution of the relationship, won multi-million dollar award of damages and real property.  Litigation experience includes all phases of discovery, including discovery motions, taking and defending depositions of fact and expert witnesses, plus preparation for and participation in several successful mediations.  Cynthia is a former law clerk to Justice Charles W. Johnson of the Washington State Supreme Court.  During law school, Cynthia externed in Governor Christine Gregoire's office, and in chambers of Judge Mary Yu in King County Superior Court.  Cynthia also interned at the ACLU of Washington and served as president for the Women's Law Caucus.



Practice areas


  1. Appeals: 70%
  2. Litigation: 30%

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  • Michelle Peterson

    Cynthia is an experienced appellate lawyer whom I turn to for advice and counsel on difficult criminal defense issues.


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  • Niloufar Ahdi Park

    Ms. Jones is passionate about her work and dedicated advocate to her clients.


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Contact info

Jones Legal Group, LLC

1425 Broadway
Seattle, WA, 98122-3854


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2013
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2012
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2011
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2010
WSCAI as Outstanding Volunteer for the Communications CommitteeWashington Community Association Institute2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing AttorneyJones Legal Group, LLC2010 - Present
Associate AttorneyAttorney at Rafel Law Group PLLC2006 - 2010
N/ALaw Clerk for Justice Charles W. Johnson, Washington Supreme Court2006 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
William L. Dwyer American Inn of CourtInvited member2013 - Present
Federal Bar AssociationCo-chair Membership2012 - Present
King County Bar Association, Appellate Law SectionSecond-Vice Chair Executive Committee Member2011 - Present
Washington Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember Legislative Committee2011 - Present
American Civil Liberties UnionCooperating Attorney2010 - Present
Legal VoiceCooperating Attorney2009 - Present
Legal VoiceBoard Member2011 - 2012
Washington Young Lawyers Division of WSBAEditor, De Novo2008 - 2009
Washington Women LawyersVice-President of Communications2008 - 2009
King County Bar Association, Young Lawyers DivisionBoard Member2008 - 2011
Washington Women LawyersVice President2008 - 2009
Washington Women LawyersVice President Governmental Affairs2006 - 2008
Publication nameTitleDate
Community Associations JournalA Volunteer Board + Community Association Documents = Legal Obligations2010
Community Associations JournalLegally Speaking: A Primer of the Law Behind Annual Meetings2009
Community Association JournalDispute Resolution: The Many Methods of Getting Along (Legally Speaking)2009
Community Associations JournalReserve Studies in Washington: The New Standard2008
Community Associations JournalUncharted Territory: A Few Thoughts on How Going Green May Affect Your Community,2008
Community Associations JournalLegally Speaking: Dealing with Insurance Deductibles2008
Judges' Benchguide on Sexual Orientation and the LawCo-author of Judges' Benchguide on Sexual Orientation and the Law2004
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seattle University School of LawN/AJD - Juris DoctorN/A
University of WashingtonEditorial Journalism, Women's Studies and Political ScienceBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
CLEStrategies for Legal Research on the Web2011
CLEAttorney's Guide to Legal Research Strategies On and Offline2010
WSCAI SeminarThe Essentials of Community Association Volunteer Leadership2009
WSCAI Legal Issues Forum"Foreclosures"2009
Evening With The BoardA Discussion of Rules & Regulations2009