Cynthia Lifson Honored With Lawyer of the Year


Award was received at the YLS annual charity event

Competent, caring, and committed are the words attorney Cynthia Lifson lives by, both personally and professionally, as a local legal practitioner.

For more than 20 years she has made meaningful contributions to the Maryland community, from representing victims of domestic violence before the Maryland General Assembly, to working in various charitable organizations including the Community Foundation of Howard County.

Lifson’s dual commitment to charitable and professional achievement is why she has been named a 2015 Lawyer of the Year by the Young Lawyers Section (YLS) of the Maryland Bar Association.

On Friday, March 20, 2015, Lifson was honored at YLS’s 24th Annual Charity Event at the Louisiana Restaurant in Baltimore.  This year’s event raised funds to benefit Playworks Maryland, which focuses on increasing opportunities for physical activity and safe, meaningful play for children.

“As I have learned throughout my career, it is absolutely critical for lawyers to study together, to socialize with one another, and to serve the community,” said Lifson of the honor.

“All of these activities enhance our ability to help our clients and to help us to thrive in a stressful profession.  This is the mission of the Young Lawyers Section, and I was so very proud to be a part of their celebration.”

As the largest segment of the Maryland State Bar Association, the Young Lawyers Section provides members with education, social activities, networking opportunities, and opportunities to do community service in Maryland and the District of Columbia.

Since opening the Law Offices of Cynthia M. Lifson in 1993 [with locations now in Columbia, Towson, Annapolis, and Owings Mills], Lifson has provided numerous clients with clear, thorough, and highly personalized guidance in the areas of Family Law, Estate Planning, and Legislative Lobbying.

Since 1994, she has served as the legislative counsel to the Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence and been involved in the passage of over 90 statutes affecting Maryland’s civil and criminal laws and rules of procedure in the state courts.  She has also provided Pro Bono services as part of the Family Law Assistance Project for the Circuit Court for Howard County.

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.

To learn more about her work and to contact her for a consultation.