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Cynthia Kisser

Attorney Cynthia Kisser

Cynthia Kisser


Practice Areas

  • Personal Injury
  • Business Law
  • Appellate Work


Cynthia Kisser has been an attorney associate at Lawrence H. Hyman & Associates since 2000.  Prior to receiving her law degree, Ms. Kisser was the executive director of a not-for-profit.

Ms. Kisser holds a Juris Doctor Degree from the Chicago-Kent College of Law, where she also earned a certificate in Litigation, Arbitration and Dispute Resolution.  She holds a Master’s Degree in American Studies from Bowling Green State University and a Bachelor’s Degree in American Studies from Mary Washington College of the University of Virginia (now Mary Washington University). While obtaining her law degree, Ms. Kisser was research assistant to the well-known professor Michael Spak and to Henry H. Perritt, Jr., then-President of Chicago Kent College of Law.

She is admitted to practice in the State of Illinois and in the United States District Court of the Northern District of Illinois, focusing on personal injury and chancery cases.  She has both trial experience and experience briefing and arguing cases in the Illinois Appellate Court for the First and Second Districts.

Ms. Kisser is a member of the Illinois Bar Association and the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association.  She has served as a member of the Amicus Curiae Committee of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association. Her writings have been published in annual editions of the Employment Law Update, the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Daily News, the Law Enforcement News, and Skeptics magazine.

She was a co-presenter at the 2000 conference of the Academy of Criminal Justice Science.

Ms. Kisser’s practice focuses primarily on personal injury , business law and appellate work.  Ms. Kisser has written on legal and social issues, and has been active in professional and civic organizations. These activities include:

  • Member, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 2000 to date
  • Amicus Volunteer Award, ITLA Amicus Committee, 2013
  • Member, Illinois State Bar Association, 2000 to date
  • Mentor, Illinois Supreme Court 2Civility Mentoring Program, 2016-2017
  • Alumnae Mentor, Society of Women in Law, Chicago-Kent College of Law, multiple years
  • Member, Board of Trustees, McHenry County College, Crystal Lake, Ill., 2011-2017
  • Founding member and past board member, J.P.D. Warriors, not-for-profit suicide prevention and support organization
  • Co-author with William Leonard, representing not-for-profit Illinois Public Research Group pro bono, in amicus brief to Illinois Supreme Court in support of plaintiff for protection of patients’ right to privacy for personal information in medical records, April 2021
  • Co-author with Robert D. Frank and Sofia Zneimer, “Court’s qualified protective order form ignores HIPAA,” Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, April 18, 2019
  • Author, Chapter 3, “Liens Under Illinois Tort Acts,” Health Care Services Lien Act, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 2019 edition
  • Author, amicus brief to Illinois Supreme Court, representing Amicus Curiae Committee of Illinois Trial Lawyers Association pro bono, in support of plaintiff for interpretation of statute on representation regarding estate of deceased plaintiff, 2013
  • Member, various committees, Chicago Bar Association, 2000 to 2006
  • Author, “Using Title VII and Sec. 1983 to Combat Sexual Discrimination in Public Sector Employment,” 2001 Employment Law Update, Aspen Publishers, Inc.
  • Volunteer mediator, Center for Conflict Resolution and Circuit Court of Cook County, Ill., 1999-2000
  • Co-presenter with William R.Rehling, “Juvenile Offenders – A Survey of States and the Law Regarding the Trials of Juveniles  37th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Science, New Orleans, LA., March 22, 2000
  • Co-author with Henry H. Perritt, Jr., “Actions Against Individual Supervisors and Fellow Employees,” 1999 Employment Law Update, Aspen Publishers, Inc.
  • Author, “The Road to Heaven’s Gate,” editorial, Wall Street Journal, April 2, 1997


  • Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois
    • J.D.
  • Bowling Green State University
    • M.A.
  • Mary Washington College of the University of Virginia
    • B.A.

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois

Professional Associations

  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association