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200A North Rogers Street

Waxahachie, Texas 75165

Phone:  (972) 938-1850
Fax:  (972) 937-6844

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Cynthia ("Cindy") K. Shanklin


Waxahachie, Texas


Phone:  972-938-1850

Fax:  972-937-6844


email: cindy@elliscountylaw.com


Cindy practiced law primarily in the Dallas-Fort Worth area for over 18 years, although she has handled cases all over Texas in multiple forums including state and federal courts. Cindy has also represented a number of clients in arbitration proceedings, including those administered by the American Arbitration Association. The majority of her work has been in the areas of complex civil litigation, insurance defense, medical malpractice, personal injury and a variety of matters relating to banking and real estate. Cindy also assists clients in employment matters, wills, guardianships and probate proceedings, and selected family law matters. Cindy’s clients also include a number of small businesses who look to her for guidance relating to general business matters including contracts, debt collection, and compliance matters.


Cindy is married to John Fink. She is active in a number of local civic and charitable organizations.





  • Doctor of Jurisprudence, Baylor University School of Law, 1998
       Order of the Barristers
       Judge Abner V. McCall Inn of Court, The American Inns
         of Court Foundation
  • Bachelor of Science, Magna Cum Laude, Angelo State University, 1995

Bar Admissions  

  • State Bar of Texas, May 1998
  • U. S. District Courts for the Northern District of Texas, 2000
  • U. S. District Courts for the Eastern District of Texas, 2000
  • U. S. District Courts for the Western District of Texas, 2007
  • U. S. District Courts for the Southern District of Texas, 2015

Practice Areas

  • Civil Litigation
  • Real Estate Transactions
  • Estate Planning, Wills, Trusts, and Guardianships
  • Probate and Heirship Proceedings
  • Debt Collection and Foreclosures

Professional Associations and Activities

  • State Bar of Texas
  • State Bar of Texas Lawyer's Assistance Program Committee 2005 - 2008
  • Ellis County Bar Association





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