Cynthia L. Ciancio is the Managing Director and a founding shareholder of Ciancio Ciancio Brown, P.C. She also heads up the firm's Family Law Group. Ms. Ciancio's practice specializes in high asset divorces and complex child custody disputes. She is also a certified mediator conducting both mediations and arbitrations for parties with or without lawyers. With over 15 years of experience exclusively in family law, and another four years prior as a Deputy District Attorney in Adams County, Ms. Ciancio has top notch litigation experience making her stand out among her peers as a highly skilled negotiator and litigator who is able to reach favorable results for her clients both in and out of the court room.

Cynthia has represented hundreds of people with a wide range of issues. She is a vigorous advocate for her clients' interests, staying highly involved with every aspect of their case. She prides herself in knowing how to move a family matter forward, whether by reaching an agreement or litigating the matter. Cynthia has appeared in all of the Denver Metro Courts and several outlying counties such as Weld, Summit, Lincoln, Larimer, Grand, Mesa, and Archuleta.

Cynthia is dedicated to the practice of family law and currently serves on a number of board's including, the Executive Counsel of the Colorado Bar Association's Family Law Section, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, and Association of Family and Conciliation Courts. She has four times been selected by her peers as a Super Lawyer and honored as one of Colorado's Top 50 Women Attorneys and one of Colorado's Top 100 Attorneys for 2012 - 2015.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Family Law Mediation & Arbitration
  • Adoption
  • High Asset Divorce
  • Legal Separation
  • Complex Child Custody
  • Child Support
  • Child Relocation
  • Family Law Appeals
  • Allocation of Parental Responsibilities

Litigation Percentage

  • 90% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado, 1996

Published Works

  • "Using Exhibits" , Presented with Honorable Ted Tow III, Colorado Bar Association's Practicum for Family Lawyers, 2014
  • "Managing Partner Roundtable - What's the Allure of Colorado's Small Law Firms", Colorado Law Week, March 2014
  • "An Editorial By The Parting Family Law Section Chair", Colorado Law Week, July 2013.
  • "In the Interest of S.N.V., a Child, and Concerning C.A.T.C." , Colorado Court of Appeals, 2011
  • "In re the Parental Responsibilities of A.D., and Concerning Rueda" , Colorado Court of Appeals, 2010
  • "Navigating the Legal Maze of Divorce", April, 2011
  • Co-Author, "Modifying or Terminating Maintenance Based on Co-Habitation", Colorado Lawyer, June, 2009
  • Editor, Family Law Newsletter, Colorado Bar Association, 2010
  • "Bench Bar Book", Family Law Section for Colorado Bar Association 2014 Edition, Editor with Honorable Angela Arkin, 2014

Classes/Seminars

  • "The Entitled Client: How to Deal with Unrealistic Expectations," American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML), December 2014
  • "Family Law & Federal Actions Pro Bono Hotline Training," Bryan Cave LLP, November 2014
  • "Evidentiary Challenges in Divorce," Strafford Webinars CLE, October 2014
  • "Family Law & Federal Actions Pro Bono Hotline Training," Bryan Cave LLP, November 2013
  • "Modification of Maintenance," Continuing Legal Education (CLE), 2010
  • "Evidentiary Challenges in Divorce Cases: Traditional and Electronic Communications - Authenticating, Admitting and Objecting

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Colorado Lawyers in the Colorado Super Lawyers List, 2012 - 2015
  • Top 50 Colorado Female Lawyers in the Colorado Super Lawyers List, 2012 - 2015
  • Named to the Colorado Super Lawyers List, 2011 - 2014
  • The Primo Award of Excellence: Service to the Community Award
  • Named a Top Women Lawyers finalist by Law Week Colorado, 2010 - 2011
  • Nominated for Denver Business Journal Outstanding Women in Business Award
  • Ballroom Dance Champion, Barrister's Ball benefiting the Metro Volunteer Lawyers
  • Recipient of the Adams/Broomfield Bar Association's (ABBA) Amicus Award
  • Recipient of the Adams/Broomfield Bar Association's Volunteer Attorney of the Year Award

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML), Judicial Global Education Committee, Chair, 2013 - Present
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC), Member, 2012 - Present
  • Colorado Bar Association, Judicial Committee, 2012 - Present
  • Colorado Bar Association, Family Law Section, Chair, 2012 - Present
  • Family Law Institute (FLI), Chair, 2012 - Present
  • Colorado Bar Association Leadership Training Program (COBALT), Graduate, 2009 - Present
  • Adams/Broomfield Bar Association (ABBA), Executive Director, President, Vice President, Treasurer, 2000 - 2006
  • Colorado Bar Association, Executive Council, 2003 - 2005
  • Colorado Bar Association, Board of Governors, 2002 - 2004
  • Adams County Colorado, Former Deputy District Attorney, 1996 - 1999
  • Metro Volunteer Lawyers (MVL), Board of Directors
  • Supervised Parenting Time and Exchange Commission, Member
  • Colorado Bar Association, Member
  • Adams/Broomfield Bar Association, Member
  • Colorado Women's Bar Association, Member
  • Colorado Bar Association, Family Law Section, Executive Council, 2008 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Adams County Colorado, Former Deputy District Attorney, 1996 - 1999

Pro Bono Activities

  • Bal Swan Children's Center, Board Member, 2008 - Present
  • Broomfield Community Foundation, Dancing with the Broomfield Stars, 2013
  • Ballroom Dance Champion, Barrister's Ball Benefiting the Metro Volunteer Lawyers, 2011
  • Adams Community Mental Health, Board of Directors
  • Monthly staffing at the ABBA Pro Se Divorce Clinic; the Family Tree Kinship Adoption Clinic, the Adams County/MVL Clinics and Divorce/Custody Clinics at the Local Libraries