Cynthia F. Buhr is Of Counsel to the firm. She focuses her practice on family formation and dissolution, including parentage establishment, property status agreements, child custody and support, complex asset divisions, committed intimate relationships (unmarried couples), adoption, estate planning, assisted reproduction technology (ART) matters and helping multi-parent, non-traditional and blended families navigate the legal system.
Cynthia has spoken frequently before public and professional groups on LGBTQ+ legal issues and other family law matters. As a board member of the QLaw Foundation, Cynthia helped establish the QLaw Foundation LGBTQ Legal Clinic and Family Matters specialty clinic. Additionally, Cynthia is a graduate of the Washington State Bar Association Leadership Institute and is a Past President and founding board member of the QLaw Association of Washington.
Cynthia joined Skellenger Bender after having practiced family law for over 14 years in King County as a small firm owner. Prior to working in private practice, she served as a judicial extern for now Supreme Court Justice Mary I. Yu and as a law clerk at the ACLU of Washington. Currently, Cynthia regularly volunteers with Family Law CASA of King County, as well as the QLaw Foundation Legal Clinic. Cynthia is also a trained collaborative lawyer and mediator and participates in the King County Volunteer Settlement Conference Program.
When not working or volunteering, Cynthia enjoys going to concerts, being the humble servant of a finicky but adorable cat and partaking in a variety of Seattle adventures with friends and family.
Memberships & Affiliations:
- Washington State Bar Association, Family Law Section and LGBT Law Section
- King County Bar Association, Family Law Section
- Greater Seattle Business Association
- QLaw Association of Washington
- National LGBT Bar Association
- Family Law Institute, National LGBT Bar Association
- Domestic Relations Attorneys of Washington