Cynthia Heidelberg

Breskin, Johnson & Townsend
1000 2nd Ave Ste 3670
Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 652-8660

Cindy is a partner at BJT. She litigates civil cases and appeals in state and federal court, focusing on individual and class action employment and consumer protection cases. She has argued appeals in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, the Washington Supreme Court, and the Washington Court of Appeals, and has briefed the Washington Supreme Court on behalf of amicus curiae. She has a particular emphasis on meal and rest break class actions and on pregnancy discrimination and lactation accommodation cases. She is a passionate advocate for her clients and takes pride in standing up for employees and consumers.

Prior to joining Breskin, Johnson, & Townsend, PLLC, Cindy worked in New York City as counsel for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and as a Judicial Law Clerk in Immigration Court as part of the Department of Justice Attorney General’s Honors Program.

Cindy graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown Law. During law school, Cindy worked as a student attorney representing claimants in unemployment benefits appeals, for the AARP Litigation Foundation Age and Disability Discrimination Group, the Southern Poverty Law Center Immigrant Justice Project, the ACLU National Prison Project, and a private employment law firm specializing in representation of whistleblowers. Cindy has represented low-wage workers in unemployment benefits appeals, migrant workers in employment actions and immigration proceedings, and whistleblowers in actions before state and federal courts. She also tutored law students, for which she received an award for excellence, and was a mentor for recently resettled refugee families through the International Rescue Committee. Cindy graduated magna cum laude from the University of Washington in 2006 with dual degrees in Communications and Anthropology and a human rights minor.

A Minnesota native, Cindy initially moved to Seattle to train with Pacific Northwest Ballet. She still regularly takes dance class and performs when she is not practicing law or spending time with her family.