Cynthia Hardy Smith comes to Alford, Sinkule & Lazarz LLP from the Office of the Attorney General. As a Deputy Attorney General (D.A.G.), Cynthia spent ten years vigorously defending the interests of the people of the State of Texas in a variety of personal injury actions including automobile accidents, train accidents and slip and falls. She also defended railroad claims brought pursuant to the Federal Employers Liability Act.
Having been a litigator for the Office of the Attorney General, Cynthia joins the Alford, Sinkule & Lazarz L.L.P firm bringing with her insight into litigation from a defense perspective. While serving as a D.A.G., Cynthia played an integral role in mentoring new Deputy Attorney Generals, participated in the Attorney Generals Advocacy Institute (lecturing on how to maximize settlement position), and, was appointed to the Attorney Generals Deputy Advisory Committee.
Cynthia has recently been selected as one of four Governors to represent Texas on the Board of Governors for the American Association for Justice. Cynthia has been recognized by The National Trial Lawyers in their "Top 40 under 40".
Cynthia recently joined Team for Kids which is the primary charity fund-raising vehicle for Texas Road Runners youth services division. Funds raised through Team for Kids provide free or low-cost school and community-based health and fitness programs to children who would otherwise have no access to regular physical activity. With obesity still on the rise, TXRRâs youth services equip children with the tools they need to become physically fit for life, while also incorporating goal-setting, character-building, and nutrition education.