Cynthia A. Spinola is a founding partner of Hashim and Spinola where, for 45 years, she has focused her practice on representing seriously injured persons. Attorney Spinola handles complex litigation cases arising from automobile accidents; construction site accidents; fall down accidents; medical negligence; and workplace injuries. These have resulted in wrongful death; catastrophic and disfiguring injuries; permanent back and neck injuries; amputations; traumatic brain injuries; and strokes.
Attorney Spinola has extensive civil trial experience, having successfully tried numerous jury cases. She has successfully represented employees at various stages of litigation through the appeals process at the Department of Industrial Accidents. For decades she has successfully represented disabled persons in their claims for disability benefits before the Social Security Administration. She has practiced successfully in the United States Bankruptcy court where she has defeated the defendant's claim to discharge her plaintiff's judgment. She represents individuals in their claims for disability retirement before the Public Employees Retirement Board, Division of Administrative Law Appeals, and the Contributory Retirement Board.
In addition to appearing in all trial courts in the Commonwealth, Attorney Spinola has successfully argued before the Supreme Judicial Court and the Appeals Court. Besides the Massachusetts courts, she is admitted to practice and has successfully litigated cases in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts and the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts including the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel. She is admitted to practice before U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.
She graduated from the University of Michigan where she earned a B.A. degree. She received her J.D. degree in 1977 from the University of San Francisco School of Law. She is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association, Berkshire Bar Association, and Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys. Attorney Spinola is a member of the National Organization of Social Security Claims Representatives (NOSSCR).
She is the Co-Chair and past-president of the Boys and Girls Club of the Berkshires where she has served on the Board of Directors for 35 years. She chairs the Board Governance and Development Committee as well as the Insurance and Legal Committee. She is the recipient of the Berkshire Bar Association Community Service Award. She is the past chair of the Berkshire County United Way Fund Drive Campaign.