Cynthia Gilkey has been an attorney with Neighborhood Legal Services since August, 2018. Her work includes handling private landlord/tenant cases through a grant funded by Bank of America. She currently practices in both Lawrence County and Beaver County.
Cynthia graduated Magma Cum Laude from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, where her Law Review article, “Following in the Footsteps of Ford: Mental Retardation and Capital Punishment Post-Atkins,” was published. Also a Magma Cum Laude graduate from La Roche College, she holds a B.A. in Professional Writing. She was admitted to The Western District of Pennsylvania, The Third Circuit and The Supreme Court of the United States while working as an Assistant District Attorney in Mercer County. Her work ranged from summary citations to First Degree Murder. She has also served as vice president of the Middlesex Borough Council and Law clerk for the Honorable Oliver J. Lobaugh.
Upon leaving the District Attorney’s office, her desire to remain in “public service” law led her to Neighborhood Legal Service. Cynthia is the President of West Middlesex Council and serves on the board of the Shenango Valley Animal Shelter.