Cindy C. Albracht-Crogan

Cindy C. Albracht-Crogan


CINDY C. ALBRACHT-CROGAN joined CDQ in 2000 and was named a partner in 2009.  Cindy practices in the areas of commercial litigation and ADR. She has repeatedly been named as one of the top litigators in Arizona, including multiple recognitions as one of the best women lawyers in the state.  Cindy is very active in the American Bar Association (“ABA”), where she was for several years the Co-Chair of the Section of Litigation Solo & Small Firm Committee, Co-Chair of the Task Force on Solo & Small Firm Outreach and a member of the Young Litigator Task Force.  Cindy currently serves as National Co-Chair for the Section’s Judicial Intern Opportunity Program (“JIOP”), whose mission is to work together to provide opportunities to students that are traditionally underrepresented in the legal profession and as an Arizona Co-Chair for the American Bar Association’s ABA Foundation.  Cindy has also served as an instructor for the National Institute of Trial Advocacy’s deposition program and on the faculty of the Litigation Institute for Trial Training programs.  Cindy practices commercial litigation.

First recipient of the “Jurimetrics Alumni Recognition Award” given by the Jurimetrics Journal of the Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, 2018
Named to Super Lawyers® list, 2014-2023
Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America, 2022
Named to the Super Lawyers® list of the Top 25 Women Arizona Lawyers, 2017-2018
Selected to the AZ Business Magazine’s Top 100 Lawyers list for 2018, 2019
Named in Arizona Business Leaders for Commercial Litigation, 2020
AV® Preeminent™ Peer Rating from Martindale-Hubbell
Fellow of the American Bar Foundation
Sustaining Member of Arizona’s Finest Lawyers
ABA Section of Litigation “Outstanding Subcommittee Chair” and “Most Improved Webpage,” 2010-2011
Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project pro bono award, 2002

Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law
Arizona State University
J.D., 2000

  • Note and Comment Editor, Jurimetrics, the Journal of Science and Technology

California State University, Fresno
B.S. Criminology, 1993

United States District Court, District of Arizona
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals
United States Supreme Court

State Bar of Arizona
Maricopa County Bar Association
American Bar Association Section of Litigation, Young Litigator Task Force
Former Co-Chair, ABA Section of Litigation, Solo and Small Firm Committee
ABA Section of Litigation Children’s Rights Committee
Arizona Women’s Law Association
Thomas More Society
Member, Trial Law Institute
Member, Diversity Law Institute
Instructor, National Institute of Trial Advocacy Deposition Program, 2012-2016
Faculty, Litigation Institute for Trial Training (LITT) Program, 2014-2015

Frequently quoted in the American Bar Association’s Litigation News
Child Clients Are Different: Best Practices for Representing Unaccompanied Minors, Children’s Rights, Vol. 10, Issue 4 (Summer 2007)
Representing Child Victims and Witnesses in Criminal Proceedings, Children’s Rights, Vol. 9, Issue 3 (Spring 2007)
Best Practices for Juvenile Drug Testing, Children’s Rights, Vol. 12, Issue 4 (Summer 2010)
Recognizing and Addressing LGBTQ Issues, Children’s Rights (Summer 2012)
Five Tips for Young Lawyers Hanging a Shingle, Young Advocates Newsletter (September 2013)
Why the Wild, Wild West is Still Relevant, The Record Reporter (Fall 2014)
Preserving the Attorney-Client Privilege When Communicating With a Client Who Is Adverse to His or Her Employer, ABA Section of Litigation Podcast (April 2018).  To listen, click here.

Cindy is an Arizona State Co-Chair for the American Bar Foundation, an independent, nonprofit national research institute that seeks to expand knowledge and advance justice by supporting empirical research on law, legal processes and legal institutions.  She is also an instructor for the NITA Deposition Skills Program.  Cindy and her husband, Dale, also routinely volunteer at their children’s school, St. Francis Xavier Elementary School.  Cindy has choreographed and assisted with various school productions and Dale is a 6th grade home room parent for their daughter, Ruby.  Cindy is a consistent supporter and promoter of the National Kidney Foundation Arizona and competed in the Dancing With The Stars fundraiser in 2020.