Cindy M. Wysocki,
Attorney at Law
Cindy Wysocki has been licensed to practice law in Washington since 2005. Ms. Wysocki has represented hundreds of clients and appeared in court countless times arguing motions, jury trials, and bench trials. Ms. Wysocki entered private practice in 2009, after spending the early years of her career as a public defender. While Ms. Wysocki valued the opportunity to hone her courtroom skills and serve the public in a high-volume public defense practice, she prefers private practice which allows her to provide highly personalized service to a much smaller number of clients.
Ms. Wysocki is passionate about providing the best legal services possible, while helping clients navigate some of the greatest and most personal challenges they will face in life. Recognizing the financial and emotional burden of escalating conflict, Ms. Wysocki works hard to creatively problem solve outside of court. She is known for her ability to "think outside the box" to skillfully settle even the most difficult cases without resorting to litigation. However, when faced with an unreasonable adversary, Ms. Wysocki is a powerful and effective courtroom advocate. Ms. Wysocki finds that by wielding both carrot (reasonable demands in the context of skillful negotiation) and stick (careful preparation coupled with the threat of litigation), her clients consistently achieve favorable outcomes both outside and inside of court.
Ms. Wysocki attended Washington University School of Law, where she received several academic merit distinctions, including a Scholar in Law Award (full tuition academic merit scholarship) and Hall of Fame baseball player "Stan the Man" Musial Scholarship. As a law student, Ms. Wysocki worked for three years as a research assistant for John Drobak, Professor of Law and Economics. She also interned at Discover Financial Services, Inc. in Riverwoods, IL. During her third year of law school, Ms. Wysocki won a United States Department of Defense David L. Boren Fellowship, which enabled her to spend a year living and studying in Krakow, Poland. While in Poland, Ms. Wysocki conducted independent research that built on her previous experience as a United States Agency for International Development, ACDI/VOCA Projekt Firma 2000 volunteer. Prior to law school, Ms. Wysocki graduated with honors from Truman State University, where she studied political science and studio art.
Outside of work, Ms. Wysocki is an avid practitioner of the Wim Hof Method. She loves cold water swimming, hiking, biking, writing, nature, and the contemplative arts. She has traveled widely, including in Central and Eastern Europe, Western Europe, East Africa, the United States, Mexico, Alaska, Thailand, Nepal, and India. Ms. Wysocki draws from a breadth of diverse experience, which contributes to her unique, resourceful style of practicing law.