Cindy N. Brown practices in the areas of criminal defense, civil litigation, family law, and landlord/tenant, defending the interests of the everyday man. While she feels strongly about the work that she does for all her clients, she is especially passionate about fathers, and their ability to maintain meaningful relationships with their children after divorce or failed relationships. All too often, the end of romantic relationships result in diminished contact with children through no fault of the fathers, and once the matter has made its way into the Family Court system, many fathers feel as though the odds are stacked against them and their parental rights are given much less weight than the mothers of their children. As such, Ms. Brown focuses a lot of her practice in the area of family law to combat these issues, in order to protect the rights of fathers who genuinely want to be a part of their children’s lives. Born on the beautiful island of Jamaica, Ms. Brown is a New York transplant, having resided here for over 20 years. A University of Albany alum, she graduated from the Charleston School of Law in 2012. While in law school, Ms. Brown achieved recognition on the Dean’s List, as well as Cali Awards for receiving the highest marks her subjects. She was a member of Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, and Juris One Sports & Entertainment Law Society. Ms. Brown recalls her experience of studying Public International Law at Oxford’s Magdalen College as one of her most memorable during her law school studies. Ms. Brown first started a career in public service by interning with the New York State Assembly while an undergrad at the University at Albany. Thereafter, she went on to work as Special Assistant to former Assemblyman (now Senator), Jeffrey Klein. Further solidifying her commitment public service, Ms. Brown worked for Pro Bono Legal Service in Charleston, South Carolina where she provided assistance to low-income clients with legal matters involving landlord-tenant issues, custody and visitation, and uncontested divorces. Immediately prior to joining our firm, Ms. Brown worked as Judicial Intern to the Hon. Sallie Manzanet-Daniels in the Appellate Division, First Department, wherein she was tasked with reviewing cases on appeal, checking citations to ensure the accuracy of arguments, and conducting research for use in the judge’s decisions. Despite her move to private practice, Ms. Brown maintains a very strong commitment to giving back to the community which she tributes for making her who she is. To that end, she participates in the Big Brother Big Sister program; where she volunteers here time to mentor children who are often from low-income inner city homes, and in need of positive influences in their lives. Ms. Brown’s belief that children are the future of tomorrow, fuels her commitment to ensuring that they are provided with the necessary tools to ensure that they become productive members of the society. Ms. Brown enjoys spending time with her family, taking walks with her dog Myles, traveling to exotic locations, and the occasional motorcycle ride.
Areas of Practice
- Criminal Defense