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Cynthia Day Grimes Receives Leadership Award
July 24, 2017
Strasburger & Price, LLP (Strasburger) is pleased to announce that Cynthia Day Grimes is a 2017 recipient of the Women’s Leadership Award presented by the San Antonio Business Journal. Cynthia, a partner in Strasburger’s San Antonio office, received the award in recognition of her trailblazing role as a female attorney, leadership in the profession, and dedication to community service. Cynthia is also San Antonio co-chair of StrasburgerBOLD™, the firm’s strategy to promote women within the firm, the legal profession and the global business community.
“Cynthia has had a remarkable career and been a true leader for women in the legal profession, both in San Antonio and the state of Texas,” said Betsy Kamin, chair of StrasburgerBOLD™. “Her achievements in court, as a leader in various law firms and within legal organizations, as well as her community involvement, all reflect her dedication to service. Strasburger is proud to be led by partners of Cynthia’s caliber and can think of no one more deserving of this award.”
During her 40 year legal career, Cynthia has experienced many firsts. As a new law school graduate, she was the first woman lawyer at the firm she joined, and soon became the first female partner. Cynthia has held leadership positions at every law firm where she has worked, mentoring other San Antonio women in the legal profession along the way. She set an example by cultivating a balanced family life as well as successfully navigating a challenging legal career.
In addition to being a Partner, Cynthia is active on Strasburger’s Healthcare Industry Team, serving as the litigation chair. In 2016, Cynthia was one of two women elected to serve on the firm’s Policy Committee, bringing her perspective as trial lawyer and woman attorney in San Antonio to the firm and its management.
Cynthia is Board Certified in Civil Trial Law and in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Board of Legal Specialization. She has tried 72 jury trials involving complex and catastrophic issues, including nine brain injury cases. She was among the first female members of the American College of Trial Lawyers, and remains one of approximately 10 women in Texas who are fellows in the organization. She has topped a number of Best Lawyers lists over the years, been selected as a Texas Super Lawyer by Thomson Reuters since 2004, and received a variety of other industry accolades.
Cynthia is an active volunteer within the community, having served on various church-related boards and service endeavors. Since 2008, Cynthia has been active in the American College of Trial Lawyers’ Trial Academy sponsored by the Texas Access to Justice Commission. The program educates public lawyers across the state serving citizens who cannot afford an attorney. She will travel to Guam in January 2018 with the International Committee of the American College of Trial Lawyers to present “How to Try a Civil Case” to lawyers and judges in Guam, part of an effort to encourage the rule of law in countries around the world.