The accomplishments attained by Ms. Cynthia Garnholz in the field of Legal Services, warrants inclusion into The Top Attorneys of North America.
“I encourage my clients to ask questions about anything that they don’t understand or which causes them concern.” – Cynthia Garnholz.
Making important legal decisions that may impact you or your family can be quite challenging. You may be getting a divorce, having personal family issues or making decisions about estate and probate matters. The Garnholz law firm, LLC is there to help and guide you, and transition you to a successful outcome. The firm is made up of experienced attorneys and counselors at law conveniently located in Clayton and St. Charles. The attorneys also handle matters in Jefferson and Lincoln Counties. The legal team represents clients in a wide range of legal areas family law, probate, estate planning and orders of protection.
Attorney Garnholz has been admitted to the practice law in the State of Missouri since 1980, having more than 30 years of legal experience as well as expertise as a litigator, mediator and collaborative professional. She specializes in a variety of family law practice areas including divorce, adoption, child custody, support and visitation, alimony, collaborative practice, domestic violence, mediation, paternity, and relocation. Her practice is also focused on probate matters including decedents’ estates, guardianship, and conservatorship, as well as drafting of wills, trusts and durable powers. Additionally, she serves as a Court Advocate and Special Prosecuting Attorney in Domestic Violence matters in St. Louis County Family Court, and for about 20 years of her practice, she has served as a part-time judge.
A native of St. Louis, she encourages her clients to ask questions about anything that they don’t understand or which causes them concern. “I and my staff strive to be available to hear your questions and then promptly deliver answers. It is our goal to provide you with prompt and efficient attention, excellent service, and sound advice based on many years of experience.”
Attorney Garnholz is a graduate of Washington University School of Law (J.D. 1980), and Fontbonne University (B.A./B.S. 1976, cum laude). She is a member and serves on the board of numerous legal associations which include Chair for the Family Law Section of the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis and the Board of Governors for the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis. She is an active member of the Missouri Bar Association – Probate and Trust Law Committee and Family Law Section, the St. Louis County Bar Association, the International Association of Collaborative Professionals, the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC) as well as the Collaborative Family Law Association (CFLA) where she is a founding and former board member. Attorney Garnholz is proud to have received from Martindale-Hubbell, the rating of AV®Preeminent, the highest possible peer review rating for ethical standards and legal ability. Additionally, attorney Garnholz is also very active in a number of community organizations and, having been elected 4 times, she served as Alderman for the City of Clayton from 2007 to 2017 as well as Provisional Judge for the St. Louis County Municipal Court from 2007 to 2016. She is presently serving as Provisional Judge for the City of Clayton.
The Top Attorneys of North America, a New York based publication, distinguishes and profiles leading attorneys who have reached a recognizable degree of success and leadership in their field. The directory is valued for promoting awareness of the accomplishments within the North American legal community.