Cindy Cieslak's practice focuses on labor and employment litigation, including the defense of municipal and private employers against claims of wage and hour violations, discrimination, breach of contract, free speech retaliation, whistleblower retaliation, and other civil rights violations. She also provides advice to employers regarding compliance with labor and employment laws and the drafting of employee handbooks.
Prior to joining FordHarrison, Cindy was an attorney at a small Connecticut firm that focuses on labor and employment litigation and personal injury law.
Cindy holds a Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude, in Political Science from The Pennsylvania State University, with minors in Spanish and Women's Studies. While at Penn State, she was named to the Dean's List and was inducted into and elected president of Penn State's chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha, the National Political Science Honor Society. Cindy received her Juris Doctor from the University of Connecticut School of Law, where she served as Book Review Editor of the Connecticut Law Review and participated in the American Association for Justice Student Trial Advocacy Competition. She is the recipient of an Updike, Kelly & Spellacy, P.C. Scholarship and CALI Awards for Excellence in courses on the First Amendment and the Americans with Disabilities Act.