Cynthia Thaxton

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Summary

Cynthia grew up in Pakistan, Kuwait, the Philippines, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, and Jordan, traveling frequently as a result of her father's career in construction management. She attended The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia and earned a bachelor's degree in International Relations and a minor in Arabic and graduated summa cum laude.

After graduating from college, she worked in Abu Dhabi as a paralegal for two years. Cynthia then returned to Virginia to attend law school at George Mason University School of Law, where she served as Senior Articles Editor of the George Mason Law Review and graduated cum laude. While in law school, she was a law clerk at the State Department's Office of the Legal Adviser.

Cynthia has experience in corporate law, international transactions, real estate, HOA law and creditors' rights and she is admitted to practice law in Utah. In her spare time, she enjoys skiing with her husband, running, and going on hikes with her Labrador retriever, Shep.

Practice Area
  • Bankruptcy
Additional Practice Area
  • Credit Repair
Languages
  • Arabic: Spoken, Written
  • French: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Assistant Managing Attorney
Lexington Law Firm
- Current
Oversee the Learning and Development and Quality Assurance departments; serve on the Compliance Team to identify and resolve compliance-related issues; analyze and review client cases with respect to the FCRA; utilize problem-solving skills to resolve client complaints; manage a team of attorneys in the North Salt Lake office.
Supervising Attorney of Learning and Development and Quality Assurance
Lexington Law Firm
- Current
Associate Attorney
Lexington Law Firm
- Current
Associate Attorney
Morris Sperry
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Drafted litigation pleadings including complaints, motions, discovery documents, and default documents related to homeowners’ associations and creditors’ rights. Executed document review of client’s records for purposes of discovery. Performed legal research and composed memoranda on topics relevant to homeowners associations.
Law Clerk
United States Department of State, Office of the Legal Adviser, International Claims and Investment Disputes
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Conducted legal research and drafted legal memoranda regarding international claims and arbitration and international and domestic torts.
Judicial Extern
The Honorable Penney S. Azcarate, Fairfax County General District Court
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Performed legal research and composed legal memoranda about criminal procedure, including Fifth Amendment double jeopardy protections and Fifth and Sixth Amendment due process rights.
Summer Associate
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer Feld LLP
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Conducted legal research on the anti-fronting laws in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries. Wrote a memorandum on the prevailing causes of construction disputes, focusing on risk allocation.
Paralegal
Shearman & Sterling LLP
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Implemented research on topics such as establishing companies in UAE free zones, the UAE’s nuclear energy program, and the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company Group of Companies. Edited and provided comments for a lease contract related to pro bono efforts for an international school.
Legal Assistant
Vinson & Elkins LLP
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Edited term sheets and contracts and translated a UAE licensing law from Arabic to English.
Education
George Mason University School of Law
J.D. (2013)
Honors: Graduated cum laude.
Activities: George Mason Law Review, Senior Articles Editor; George Mason American Inn of Court, Member
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College of William and Mary
B.A. (2008) | International Relations
Honors: Graduated summa cum laude. Phi Beta Kappa, Omicron Delta Kappa (National Leadership Honor Society), Phi Alpha Theta (History Honor Society), National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Arabic Book Award 2008
Activities: President, Women’s Chorus; Vice President of Administration, National Residence Hall Honorary
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College of William and Mary
Minor (2008) | Arabic Language & Literature
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Professional Associations
Utah State Bar # 14807
Member
Current
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Websites & Blogs
Website
Blog
Contact & Map
Lexington Law - Utah
360 N. Cutler Drive
North Salt Lake, UT 84054
USA
Telephone: (801) 297-2494