Cynthia Coulter George
 

Cynthia Coulter George is a founding partner of the law firm. She graduated from Cornell University in 1975 and received her law degree from Loyola University in 1978, where she was a member of the Loyola Law Review. Following graduation, Attorney George joined the law firm of Cummings & Lockwood. She became a Partner of Cummings & Lockwood in 1987, practicing most of her career in the area of matrimonial law.

Attorney George is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, a former member of the Academy’s Board of Governors and its former counsel, and the former President of the Academy’s Connecticut Chapter. Attorney George previously served as Co-Chair of the Gender Bias Committee of the Academy. In this position she wrote and directed an instructional video on gender bias in the law. She is the former Chair of the Connecticut Bar Association’s Family Law Section. Attorney George has been a member of the ABA Family Law Section for over thirty years and is a former Financial Officer of the section. Attorney George has also written numerous articles on family law and is the author of Connecticut Family Law Citations.

Attorney George lectures both nationally and within Connecticut on topics including executive employee benefits, business valuations, premarital agreements and trial practice as these topics relate to matrimonial law.

She has two children and lives in Greenwich and Jupiter, Florida with her husband, Jeff Harris.

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • Connecticut, 1978

EDUCATION

  • Cornell University, B.A. 1975
  • Loyola University School of Law, J.D. 1978

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • Named as one of the nation’s best matrimonial lawyers in “Best Lawyers in America”*
  • Worth Magazine named her among the “Top 100 Attorneys in the Country” in 2005*
  • Recognized as one of the Top 25 Female Connecticut Lawyers in 2010 and a Connecticut Super Lawyer in 2006-2016*
    • Top 25: 2014 Women Connecticut Super Lawyers
    • Top 25: 2009 Women Connecticut Super Lawyers
    • Top 25: 2008 Women Connecticut Super Lawyers
    • Top 50: 2008 Women New England Super Lawyers
    • Top 50: 2007 Connecticut Super Lawyers
    • Top 25: 2007 Women Connecticut Super Lawyers
    • Top 25: 2007 Women Connecticut Super Lawyers
    • Top 50: 2007 Women New England Super Lawyers
    • Top 50: 2006 Connecticut Super Lawyers
    • Top 25: 2006 Women Connecticut Super Lawyers
  • Winner of The Connecticut Law Tribune’s Professional Excellence Awards , June 30, 2015
  • AVVO: Received highest rating of 10 (“Superb”) from AVVO*

* Best Lawyers in America
Superlawyers Magazine
Worth Magazine

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIPS

  • Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 1987 to present
    • Served as counsel to the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 1995- 1996
    • Co-Chair of the Gender Bias Committee, 1992-2004
    • Member of the Budget Committee
    • Member of the Marketing Committee
    • Member of the Advertising Committee
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Past Chairman of Family Law Section and Past Chairman of the Bench/Bar Committee
  • American Bar Association, Past Chairman of Marriage and Cohabitation Law Committee and Treasurer of the ABA’s Family Law Section 1998-1999

PRESENTATIONS AND PUBLICATIONS

    • Connecticut Family Law Citations: A Reference Guide to Connecticut Family Law Decisions by Cynthia C. George and Thomas D. Colin
    • The State of Premarital Agreements in Connecticut, 8 Conn. Law Trib. P.20, 1995.
    • Deviations from the Child Support Guidelines, St. Bar GA. (Fam. Law Section Newsletter), 1992.
    • Survey of Developments in Connecticut Family Law, Conn. Bar J. 109, 1992.
    • Comment: Fifth Amendment and Adultery, 5 Conn. Fam. Law J., 1990.
    • Connecticut Family Law Jurisdiction, 64 Conn. Bar J. 455, 1990. Read Article
    • Compelling a Spouse to File a Joint Tax Return, 4 Conn. Bar J. 131, 1989.
    • Survey of Developments in Connecticut Family Law, 63 Conn. Bar J. 131, 1989.
    • Can the Court Compel One Spouse to Sign a Joint Tax Return, FairShare, 8 Mat. Law Monthly 3, 1988.
    • Rehabilitative Alimony: Do We Have it in Connecticut?, 5 Conn. Fam. Law J. 74, 1987.
    • Marching to a Single Beat, 6 Fam. Advoc. 24, 1984.
    • Should You Take a More Businesslike Approach to Marriage?, Bus. Times p.23, 1984.
    • Combating the Effects of Inflation on Alimony and Child Support Orders, 57 Conn. Bar J. 233, 1983.

 

Awards / Accomplishments

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