Cindy is awesome. She was highly recommended to me and I hired her when my King County case became complicated due to child custody matters. We worked together for a year and although divorce was awful, she was one of the best things during the process.
We had a fairly difficult case. My ex-spouse is a military member and his representation was not professional: poor ethics, poor communicator who consistently did not meet deadlines, tardy to proceedings, and blatantly lied about documented facts. Cindy is realistic, consistent, would think three steps ahead, and she was always courteous and business-like, even when the other party was not respectful.
Divorce is stressful in the first place but it is worse when the other party attempts to escalate matters. I was lucky to have Cindy as my representation, as she is level-headed and will take the high road. She will always stick to what is legal and beneficial in the long run and won't let emotions get in the way of business. In fact, she looks for ways to de-escalate the situation if emotions heat up. She is a solid legal guide and reliable in all ways - in my case, she regularly discussed paperwork, reminded me of deadlines, double-and even triple-checked documents, worked ahead of deadlines, explained any legal questions, and was able to meet with me if I wanted in-person meetings. I know she also researched military regulations and rules in my case, so she would have better insight. In addition, she checked-in with me when things were slow so we were in constant communication.
The three best character traits about Cindy are she is honest, hard-working, and dependable, which are really important when it comes to divorces (in my opinion). She does not play games and will not manipulate or massage the truth so if you want straightforward representation, she is the one. I know she cares about her clients so she does not take advantage of people, which I know is not always the case when it comes to lawyers. Communication is prompt; she is available via email, text, and phone (although I usually texted her prior or set a phone appointment). In addition, she tries not to waste your time or money, and is thoughtful about funds. Divorce was expensive but I know my total was about half of that of my ex-spouse, and I know his representation was not communicating with him as frequently.
I am thankful Cindy was in my corner and would recommend her to anyone going through a [difficult] divorce. I really only have positive comments about her; if you want a detail-oriented, thorough, knowledgeable, honest lawyer who has the foresight to give you the best legal advice for you (and your children), I highly recommend Cindy.