Cynthia D. Hafif, a former world class figure skater, has amassed millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for her clients over her career and has earned a reputation as one of the most feared, yet compassionate lawyers throughout the state. She holds some of the largest wrongful termination, personal injury, wrongful death and contract dispute verdicts and settlements.
She is licensed to practice in The Supreme Court of the State of California; The United States District Court for the Southern District of California; The United States District Court for the Central District of California; The United States District Court for the Northern District of California; the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; and all California courts.
Ms. Hafif received her Juris Doctorate degree in 1991 and obtained dual degrees in her undergraduate studies, one being a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration; and the other a Minor Degree in English. She was one of Two Recipients of Presidential Award for Highest Grades in College; received the Highest Achieved Mark in Trial Advocacy; Recognized on National and State Dean’s List; listed in the Who’s Who in America; and, received numerous Extemporaneous Speaking and Debate Awards.
Ms. Hafif was selected by judges and her peers to be a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, an organization that requires its members to be responsible for elevating the standards of integrity, honor, ethics, civility and courtesy in the legal profession. The mission of the Civility Matters program is to promote the importance of professional and civil behavior in the practice of law. She is in “The Million Dollar Advocates Forum” as a result of her verdicts and settlements, and recognized as a “Top Trial Lawyer in America”; has been recognized in the Inland Empire as “Regions Top Lawyer”, a “Women of Distinction”; and “Best Lawyer”. She is also a member of the Consumer Attorneys of California; a board member of the Consumer Attorneys of California of the Inland Empire, that helped pioneer the Inland Empire chapter; a member of the San Bernadino County Bar Association; a member of the California State Bar; and, received the highest rank from Martin Dale Hubbel which evaluates lawyers and their practices.
Ms. Hafif also provides pro-bono legal educational speeches, acts as a judge in law school debates and presentations, is a member of the United States Figure Skating Association, International Skating Institution, and Ontario Chamber of Commerce.
Areas of Expertise
Personal Injury, Automobile, Trucking, Aviation and Bicycle Accidents, Brain Injury and Catastrophic Injuries, Wrongful Death, Business Law and Construction Litigation. Over 30 years of representing minors.