A human approach to law
We use the law to help families strategically plan for the future. We help our clients and their families and by doing it right, we have a positive effect on families, our community and, we believe, the world.
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Our founder, Cindy Wysocki, spent her first years out of law school as a public defender. Public defender is where newly minted lawyers go to get instant client and courtroom experience. It can be a ‘sink or swim’ immersion into the practice of law.
Cindy swam. She got trial experience from virtually her first day. She thrived in that environment. She saw it all. Enough, certainly, to realize that truth is stranger than fiction. A few years of rapid-fire, high volume litigation, though, were enough.
She left the public defender’s office and . . . traveled the world. You know the Johnny Cash song, I’ve Been Everywhere Man? Cindy went everywhere [man]. All through the United States, Central and Eastern Europe, East Africa, Turkey, Egypt, Mexico, Thailand, Nepal, India, Alaska, England, France, Ireland, Costa Rica...you get the idea.
Just as Cindy was about to 'get back to practicing' some people she knew 'reached out for help.' Each of them was in the middle of a family law matter that seemed incomprehensible. They 'were in pain.' People 'were suffering such injustice.' Cindy 'had to help because I knew I could.'
Family law was meaningful work that had direct impact on people’s lives. Practicing family law the right way meant making a difference. A chance to see 'a tangible impact on people’s lives while improving their lives for the better.'
Wysocki Law, PLLC was born.
More about our founder
We’re almost certain that our founder, Cindy Wysocki, is the only family law attorney in the country whose bio includes Krakow, one of the greatest left-handed hitters in baseball history, a former senator-governor-college president, and the Department of Defense. Come to think of it, she’s probably the only attorney in the country with these in her bio.
After Cindy graduated from Truman State University (with honors) she attended Washington University School of Law where she received a full tuition Scholar in Law Award and the Stan ‘the Man’ Musial scholarship (Hall of Fame St. Louis Cardinal).
In her third year of law school, Cindy was awarded a U.S. Department of Defense David Boren Fellowship (Senator/Governor of Oklahoma, President of OU).
That scholarship sent her to Krakow, Poland for a year to study and conduct research to build on her earlier experiences as a United States Agency for International Development Projekt Firma 2000 volunteer.
A stint as a public defender followed her graduation from 'Wash U.' Then she roamed the globe before coming back to Washington and opening her own firm. With her breadth of diverse and eclectic experiences, it’s no wonder Cindy has a unique, resourceful style of practicing law.
When she is not helping clients through family law issues, Cindy spends time with her family (husband, son, daughter, bearded dragon and fish). She swims, hikes, bikes, skis, shoots hoops and plays the trumpet. She enjoys writing, drawing, nature, the contemplative arts, and is a huge fan of Wim Hof and the power within.