Cynthia Hollingsworth is a former justice for the Dallas Court of Appeals, has served as a visiting justice in other Texas courts of appeal, and is a member of the judicial section of the State Bar of Texas. Additionally, she is a former briefing attorney for the San Antonio Court of Appeals and former Chief Staff Attorney for the Dallas Court of Appeals where she supervised and handled staff assistance on original proceedings, motions and complex civil appeals.
Cynthia has been board certified in Civil Appellate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 1987 and handles appeals and provides litigation assistance throughout the United States.
Since 2003, Hollingsworth has been regularly recognized as a Texas Super Lawyer by Law & Politics Media Inc. and also frequently recognized by D magazine as one of the Best Lawyers in Dallas.
Ms. Hollingsworth is also proficient in Spanish.
Clients and Matters
In addition to handling litigation and appeals, Hollingsworth is frequently hired by outside counsel and other firms to provide trial assistance and handle high profile appeals in all areas of law.
Her practice includes state and federal appellate, trial, probate, bankruptcy, family law and arbitrations. Her trial approach focuses on cost-effective resolution of legal issues through strategic planning, summary judgments and other case dispositive motions.
J.D., St. Mary's University School of Law (1974), B.A., University of Texas at Austin (1971)
Admitted to practice before: U.S. District Court for all districts of Texas, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth, Sixth, Eighth, Ninth, Tenth, Eleventh, and the Federal Circuits, Texas Supreme Court, U.S. Supreme Court
Member, State Bar of Texas, Appellate Section, Judicial Section
Board Certified, Civil Appellate Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 1987
Member, Dallas Bar Association: Judiciary Committee
Speakers Committee, Courthouse Committee, Former Chair Appellate Section
Member, Houston Bar Association, Life Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
Life Fellow, Dallas Bar Foundation, Life Fellow, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers (DAYL), Member, Committee for Qualified Judiciary, Former Treasurer, Texas Young Lawyers Association (TYLA), Former Director and Vice President, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, Former Assistant Attorney General, State of Texas, Former Instructor, SMU Dedman School of Law
Frequent Lecturer and Author, Continuing Legal Education and Specialty Industry Programs, Frequent Lecturer and Author, Local Civic Organizations (including schools and civic clubs)
Director, St. Marys Law Alumni Association, Member, Dallas Womens Foundation, Member, Shore Acres Beautification Club of White Rock Lake, Member, Friends of Fair Park, Former Director, Greater Dallas Chamber of Commerce, Former Member, Advisory Board, Greater Dallas Community Relations