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Cynthia McGuinn

Cynthia McGuinn

Rouda Feder Tietjen & McGuinn

San Francisco, CA, USA


Cynthia McGuinn has represented plaintiffs in catastrophic injury, wrongful death, product liability, professional negligence and employment matters for over 30 years.  She specializes in jury trial work and is often asked to consult with attorneys who have matters going to trial or to try cases for other attorneys who have worked up complex cases that cannot be resolved.  A number of her cases have resulted in jury verdicts in excess of $10,000,000.00.

McGuinn is a partner in the San Francisco based firm of Rouda, Feder, Tietjen & McGuinn which represents injured workers and consumers in catastrophic personal injury matters.

Cynthia was honored as the 2003 Trial Lawyer of the Year by the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association and has been recognized annually as one of the “Top 50 Woman Litigators” in California since 2005.  In 2011 she was the recipient of the American Board of Trial Advocates Masters in Trial Award for her work in teaching trial skills to attorneys.  In addition to being the first woman president of the San Francisco Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates, Cynthia is a Fellow of the following “by invitation only” organizations:  International Society of Barristers, American College of Trial Lawyers and International Academy of Trial Lawyers (the latter, limited to 600 members worldwide.) 
 
While maintaining an active litigation practice, she also writes, lectures and teaches at law schools on the subject of trial advocacy, participates in Masters in Trial demonstrations throughout the United States and acts as a judge for Moot Court Competitions at Bay Area law schools. 

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