Ms. Cynthia A. Braun has more than 25 years of experience in the areas of personal injury and insurance bad faith law in New Mexico. She is a 1991 graduate of The National Law Center, George Washington University, in Washington D.C., and the following year, moved to New Mexico, where she began her legal career as an insurance defense attorney. After 10 years of defending insurance companies, Cynthia realized she wanted to help people who are injured as the result of wrongful conduct of others.
For the past 15 years, she has focused on plaintiff’s personal injury, medical negligence, insurance bad faith, nursing home abuse and representing crime victims in tort cases. Cynthia has extensive trial experience, having conducted dozens of jury trials and hundreds of bench trials and arbitrations. She is licensed to practice in New Mexico, Arizona and Virginia, including their state and federal courts up to the United States Supreme Court, as well as being licensed by the Navajo Nation Tribal Court.
She has earned the respect and recognition of her peers, judges and colleagues as demonstrated by her AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating by Martindale Hubbell, which is the highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards, reflecting the confidential opinions of members of the bar and judiciary. Cynthia has been part of the Parnall Law Team since 2012.
Outside of the office, Cynthia is involved in various activities that advance the practice of law and provide a service to the community. She has volunteered for more than 20 years as part of the New Mexico High School Mock Trial program through the Center for Civic Values, serves on the board of the New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association, participates in fundraising activities for Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), has been a presenter at the District Attorney annual conference for their Victim Advocates program and for trainees of the Rape Crisis Center of Central New Mexico. She also volunteers for the State Bar “Law-La-Palooza” legal fair, giving free legal advice to members of the community, and serves on the State Bar Ethics Advisory Committee.
She is an officer and board member for two homeowner’s associations in the far Northeast Heights, where she lives with her daughter and several cats and dogs.