Cynthia L. Martin


Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District


Dates of Judicial Service:
  • Appointed to the Missouri Court of Appeals October 2009;
       assumed office November, 2009


Education:
  • Bachelor of Arts, 1981, William Jewell College, Liberty Missouri,
       majoring in Psychology and in Communications
  • Juris Doctor, 1984, University of Missouri
       at Kansas City, School of Law


Prior Employment:
  • Associate, Jackson, Dillard Brouillete, Weisenfels, Phillips and Wood, 1984-1987
  • Partner, Dillard & Weisenfels, 1987-1990
  • Partner, Weisenfels & Vaughan, 1990-2000
  • Shareholder, Sole Practitioner, Cindy Reams Martin, P.C., 2000-2009


Professional Membership and Activities:
  • The Missouri Bar (Committee Reviewing Specialization; Committee on the Independence
        of the Judiciary, Task Force on Professionalism)
  • The Kansas Bar Association (1987-present)
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Association (Young Lawyers Section President, 1990; President, 1999)
  • Kansas City Bar Foundation (President, 2002-2003)
  • Missouri Board of Law Examiners (2001-2011)
  • Association For Women Lawyers
  • National Association of Women Judges
  • Chair, Supreme Court Ad Hoc Committee on E-Discovery
  • Member, Supreme Court Ad Hoc Committee to Study Methods Conducting and Grading Bar Examination
  • Sixteenth Judicial Circuit Nominating Commission (2003-2009)
  • Interest on Lawyers' Trust Account Foundation (1991-1995)


Civic and Charitable Activities:
  • Lee's Summit Educational Foundation (2006-2009)
  • Southeastern Jackson County Citizen's Association (2002-2009)
  • Lee's Summit North Music Parents (2002-2007)


Awards and Honors:
  • Listed Among Best of the Bar by Missouri Lawyer's Weekly (2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009)
  • Listed as Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyer (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009)
  • Women's Justice Award presented by Missouri Lawyer's Weekly (Public Official), 2010
  • Association For Women Lawyers, Woman of the Year 2009
  • President's Award, Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association (1995)
  • President's Award, Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Foundation (2004)
  • President's Award, Missouri Bar Association (2005)
  • William Jewell College Law Society Alumni Award (2000)
  • UMKC Law Alumni Association Practitioner of the Year Award (2005)
  • UMKC School of Law Alumni Achievement Award (2004)


Additional Information:
  • Born July 1, 1959 in Clinton, Missouri
  • Married with two sons