Address: 10440 Little
Patuxent Parkway
Suite 300
Phone: 410.531.1619

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Cynthia M. Lifson

Sole Practitioner

Cynthia M. Lifson graduated from Smith College, majoring in government, and from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies with a Master’s Degree in international relations. Prior to her admission to the bar, Cynthia worked in Washington, D.C. as a lobbyist for business interests and as a researcher on international projects related to developing nations. Cynthia opened her law office on the first Monday in October of 1993. She currently concentrates on matters related to families, and provides services in the areas of domestic relations, estates and trusts, and small business. She also serves as a mediator and collaborative law practitioner. Since 1994, she has been the legislative counsel to the Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence. In representing citizens dealing with domestic violence before the Maryland General Assembly, Cynthia has been involved in the passage of over 70 statutes affecting Maryland’s civil and criminal laws and rules of procedure in the state courts. Cynthia has written articles on diverse legal topics for local journals and is an active volunteer in various professional and service organizations and in her community in Central Maryland.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Child Support Custody Visitation
  • Divorce Alimony
  • Estate Planning Wills and Trusts
  • Advance Health Care Directives
  • Financial Powers of Attorney
  • Mediation Collaborative
  • Law Practitioner

Bar Admissions

Maryland, 1991 District of Columbia, 1992


University of Maryland School of Law, Baltimore, Maryland Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, Washington, District of Columbia Master’s Degree Major: International Relations University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland.

Professional Associations and Memberships

Maryland State Bar Association Maryland Volunteer Lawyer Services Howard County Bar Association Women’s Bar Association of Maryland Howard County Collaborative Professionals Women’s Law Center of Maryland.

Pro Bono Activities

Community Foundation of Howard County Women’s Giving Circle Family Law Assistance Project, Circuit Court for Howard County.