Cynthia Crofoot Rignanese, Esquire
Thinking Globally, Practicing Locally in Central Florida Since 1990


Biography & Resume

Cynthia Crofoot Rignanese, Esquire

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Gainesville, Florida

Bachelor of Science with Honors in Business Administration, Major in Finance, 1987

Juris Doctor of Law, 1990

London, England

GPA 3.75, 1986

Florence, Italy

GPA 4.0, 1987


With nothing but Five Star Reviews on Google and Avvo Lawyer Service, Cynthia Crofoot Rignanese, or “Lady Lawyer” as she is often called, has the expertise, education, and dedication you need. She has been serving clients with professionalism since 1991.

From the principal office in Winter Haven, via online meetings or in-person meetings in Lake Wales or Tampa, Ms. Rignanese and the firm's entire team of “Legal Eagles,” is focused on finding the right solution for your legal matter. She wants you to save time, trouble, and money in the legal areas of Estate Planning, Wills, Trusts, Travel Law, Probate, Real Estate, Corporate and Business Law.

Ms. Rignanese is a proven leader and active with prestigious organizations. She is active in civic and charitable groups. She is a member of the Winter Haven and Lake Wales Chambers of Commerce, and serves on multiple boards including Kiwanis, Meals on Wheels, and Executive Women.

Her educational background included studies in three countries: the US, England, and Italy. But her degrees are firmly grounded in Florida with a Bachelor of Science with Honors in Business Administration and Juris Doctor of Law from the University of Florida. 

She is a published author on estate planning topics, powers of attorney, trusts, and international travel.

She has a radio presence since 2000, and hosts a legal advice show via blog talk radio called "LADY LAWYER LIVE." It is a live, call-in show.

She is an accomplished public speaker, who has lectured on five of the world's seven continents, to audiences as large as 900 people. She is an authorized speaker for the Florida Bar Association, three Speakers Bureaus, Royal Caribbean and Princess Cruise Lines. She has more than 80 unique speeches. When the Florida Bar's membership numbered over 80,000 lawyers, Ms. Rignanese was selected as the third lawyer ever recognized as the "Speaker of the Month."

Our business and individual clients are assured of working directly with Ms. Rignanese from the initial consultation through the resolution of the legal matter. We emphasize a professional and personal approach to keeping clients satisfied.

Activities & Affiliations

• Founding Member and President of the Winter Haven Women's Bar Association
• Founding Member and Past President of FAB-Females Advancing Business
• FAB Woman of the Year (2012)
• Polk County Woman of Distinction in Law (2015)
• American Bar Association
• Florida Bar Association
• Who's Who in American Law
• Who's Who in America
• Cambridge Who's Who Among Executive Professional Women

Bar Admissions

• Florida