Attorneys Paul Capriolo and Cynthia Unglesbee formed their new partnership effective June 1, 2014. We are now in our fourth year working together. The past year for Capriolo & Unglesbee continues to be busy and successful, and we and our staff pride are glad to provide our clients with the excellent legal representation. We look forward to continuing to serve the legal needs of our current and future clients.
Our practice continues to grow and we would like to thank all of our clients who have put their faith in us to help them with their legal needs, as well as the kind referrals they give to our practice. We look forward to continuing to work together as partners, and for our clients, to serve your legal needs.
We live and work in Carroll County and are blessed to work and raise our families in such a wonderful area.
Cindy continues to serve as a Member for the Character Committee of the Maryland State Court of Appeals. She regularly meets with students after they have completed law school and taken the bar examination, to help determine their character and fitness to practice as a lawyer. She also speaks with the bar candidates references to inquire as to their character and fitness to practice law and serve the residents of Maryland.
Paul and Cindy also regularly host a high school or college intern at our office. A student from Westminster High School will soon begin a half year internship here, and a Stevenson College student will also interning here as well, giving them the opportunity to learn about the law as a possible career choice. We are looking forward to having our interns experience learning about the practice of law. We regularly host high school and law school students for these internship opportunities, involving them in all facets of the practice of law, including attending court with us.
This Christmas season, our office again "adopted" two local families so that they chould enjoy some Christmas cheer in their homes. We and our families were involved in choosing gifts for our adopted families, even involving our children in helping to select suitable gifts for other children. This was a wonderful and rewarding experinece for all of us.
Cindy and her family regularly take part in the Father's Day Fun Run in support of the neo-natal intensive care unit at GBMC.
Cindy and her family also participate in the fundraiser to support research in the fight against prostate cancer, which is held at Johnny Unitas stadium in Towson.
Paul and his family regularly take part in the walk to benefit the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation, and will be doing so again this May.
Paul and his family regularly take part in the YMCA Turkey trot, to raise funds in support summer camps for children without the financial means to otherwise afford them. Though he regularly brings up the rear in the race, a good time, for a good cause, is had.
Paul and Cindy are sponsors of the Carroll County Bar Association's Secretaries dinner, which is an annual fundraiser to raise funds for those in our community who are in need, especially during the holiday season.
Paul and his family took part in the Westminster Celtic Canter Run in March, which benefits Access Carroll and Target Community and Educational Services. This year the weather was quite cold, but we enjoyed our walk for a good cause, with an Irish Celebration following.
Paul is a board member of the St. Vincent DePaul Foundation and has been for over twenty years. St. Vincent DePaul supports many good causes including literacy and education programs, employment training, and providing nutritious meals for those in need, especially children. One of our subsidiaries, Kidz Table, provides nutritious meals for children in Baltimore City and County, and Harford and Carroll Counties.
Paul has been named a Maryland Super Lawyer for 2016, 2017, and 2018. This is the third year in a row that Paul has been named a Super Lawyer in the area of Family Law. Recognition will be made in the January 2018 editions of the Baltimore Magazine and the Super Lawyers Magazine. The Super Lawyer Award is based on attaining a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. It is only awarded to five percent (5%) of Maryland lawyers. Paul has also recently been named one of the National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorneys in Maryland for 2017 and one of the top 100 Trial Lawyers for 2017 by the National Trial Lawyers Association.
Cynthia Hatten Unglesbee has been named a Maryland Super Lawyer for 2018. This distinction is based upon peer recognition and professional achievement. For the past 17 years, Cynthia has practiced primarily in the areas of Family Law , including all aspects of divorce, child custody, child support, and spousal support, and Estate Planning and Estate Administration. She has extensive courtroom experience, including working as a Judicial Clerk for the Honorable Raymond E. Beck, Sr., gaining valuable insights into the workings of the court system. Cindy also serves the legal profession as a appointed member of the Character Committee of the State Board of Law Examiners. Cynthia has also been recognized by the American Institute of Attorneys as one of Maryland’s 10 Best Attorneys in the areas of Personal Injury Law, Family Law, and Criminal Law for 2016. The American Institute is a third party rating organization recognizing the excellence of attorneys based upon a formal nomination, a high degree of professional achievement, and an impeccable client satisfaction rating. Cindy was also nominated by the American Institute of Attorneys as one of Maryland's 10 Best Family Law Attorneys, one of the 10 Best Criminal Law Attorneys, and as one of the 10 Best Personal Injury Lawyers, based on Client Satisfaction.
Last year, Paul helped organize a Mediation conference which was held at Turf Valley and was a moderator of one of the segments dealing with ethical topics in mediation. Paul also was an assistant lecturer at a Mediation conference in Carroll County, which was to help train community mediators.
Paul also regularly lectures at the local Parenting Seminars, which helps people experiencing divorce learn skills for co-parenting their children.
As part of our involvement with local schools, we regularly participate in Mock Interviews for High School students, giving them interview experience and information on a legal career. We also host student interns to provide them with insight into the practice of law.
Cynthia contiues to serve as a Member of the Character Committee for the Maryland Court of Appeals and volunteers her time to meet with and interview candidates for admission to the Maryland Bar.