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  • Hilgers Graben Announces Cynthia Schmidt as New Deputy Chair of Its Discovery Counsel Practice Group

    Hilgers Graben Announces Cynthia Schmidt as New Deputy Chair of Its Discovery Counsel Practice Group

    With Cynthia Schmidt’s promotion to the Partnership of Hilgers Graben, the firm is pleased to announce that Cynthia will be stepping into the role of Deputy Chair of the Discovery Counsel practice group.

    While still serving her existing and future clients, Cynthia will lend her strategic experience to the task of maintaining the Discovery Counsel Practice group’s extraordinary growth and commitment to exceptional client service, marrying the best in human capital with the most cutting-edge technology.

    “Cynthia continues to deliver best-in-class service to her growing number of eDiscovery clients while being a standout ambassador for our core firm values. Her instincts with clients and colleagues are phenomenal,” said firm founder Heather Hilgers.

    “Cynthia’s training as a litigator, writer, and communicator, along with her enthusiasm and deep commitment to service, make her ideally suited to this role,” added Carrie Dolton, Chair of Hilgers Graben’s Discovery Counsel practice group. “Cynthia’s new role will allow us to leverage the full gamut of her talents for the clients of Hilgers Graben.”

    Before joining Hilgers Graben, Cynthia practiced complex commercial litigation at Gibson Dunn & Crutcher and clerked for Judge Barbara M.G. Lynn, United States District Judge for the Northern District of Texas. She is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and SMU Dedman School of Law. Very involved in her local community, Cynthia lives in Dallas with her husband and five children.

    About Hilgers Graben PLLC

    Hilgers Graben PLLC is a nationwide litigation and discovery counsel firm specializing in complex commercial and intellectual property litigation, discovery counsel services, and trademark services. Hilgers Graben uses common sense business principles to provide high-value legal services while avoiding the billing rate insanity. The firm has nearly 140 professionals nationwide, including top attorneys it has recruited from leading firms around the country. Its business model and cultural approach have created significant traction in the marketplace. The firm has been named to the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing companies in America five times, including for 2023, and was named a “Best Law Firm” for 2022, 2023, and 2024 by U.S. News and World Report. It also is one of the largest woman-owned firms in the country, and recently was certified by WBENC.

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