Cynthia Cartier

Cartier & Bower, LLC

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Phone: 203-458-1477
Fax: 203-458-1499
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2488 Boston Post Road, Guilford, CT, USA

Profession: Attorney
Non-Adversarial Divorce Services: Mediation, Collaborative Divorce
Collaborative Practice Group: DSC

Cindy Cartier received her BA from Upsala College, JD from Widener Law School and LLM from UCONN Law School where she was the recipient of the CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Insurance Finance. Cindy began her career clerking in the 7th Judicial Circuit in Maryland and then went into private practice concentrating on family law and civil litigation. She returned home in 1997 working for Sentry, St. Paul and then Fireman’s Fund Insurance Companies as Trial/Senior Trial Counsel concentrating on insurance defense litigation and worker’s compensation. In 2005, she joined Nationwide as Assistant General Counsel where, as a member of the Senior Leadership Team, she performed legal and compliance functions for national and program accounts throughout the New England Region. In 2013, she joined Attorney Ray Bower to open their firm where they could provide counsel to families, seniors, veterans and small businesses. She serves as the managing partner of the firm. She is admitted to the bars of Connecticut and US District Court for the District of Connecticut. She is a member of both the Connecticut and New Haven Bar Associations and has been involved in various community activities throughout her career including currently serving on the Connecticut Commission for Women, Children & Seniors and Board of Directors for Clifford Beers and Shoreline Area Senior Network. She has previously served on the Guilford Boards of Selectmen, Education and Planning and Zoning as well as the Hamden Legislative Council. Since 2001, she has been appointed as a fact-finder/arbitrator for the Judicial Districts of New Haven and Meriden. She is the honored member of Worldwide Who’s Who of Executives in 2013 and has received numerous awards for her work in family law including: 2018 Expert Network Distinguished Attorneys, 2017 & 2018 recipient of the 10 Best Family Law Attorneys in the State of Connecticut by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, 2017, 2018 & 2019 Top 10 Family Law Attorneys by Attorney & Practice Magazines and 2018 Avvo Client’s Choice Award. Her practice concentrates on Family and Elder Law including Mediation, Collaborative Law, Asset Protection and Estate Planning. She also provides counsel for veterans, small businesses and nonprofit entities. Cindy resides in Guilford with her husband, Rich and their three children, Joseph, Samantha and Charlotte.