Cynthia A. Pensoneau, JD, is the founding partner of The Pensoneau Firm, PC in Memphis, Tennessee. Cindy is a lawyer, mediator, coach, yoga teacher, wellness trainer and presenter/speaker. She has practiced law for 18 years, primarily in family law litigation, Collaborative divorce and mediation.
Her legal practice now focuses on Collaborative divorce and mediation to assist families through the uncoupling process in a way that transforms conflict and allows people to part in an equitable way without the expense, disruption and emotional pain of litigation. When litigation is necessary, Cindy partners with the most skillful divorce lawyers, financial advisors, and mental health counselors to achieve the best outcome for her clients.
As a divorce coach, Cindy guides and counsels clients on how to navigate the divorce process, using Mindful Communication and holistic health practices to transform conflict into harmony for a more fulfilling future.
Cindy also leads classes for individuals and groups in yoga, meditation and mind/body vitality practices at studios and business offices. She is also a frequent presenter on other topics, including Collaborative law practice, Mindful Communication, and personal and professional development.
Cindy has practiced yoga for 21 years and received her 200-hour YTT certification in 2010 in the hatha yoga tradition. She is currently working towards her 500 hour advanced yoga teacher certification and Mindfulness meditation teacher training. She serves on the Managing Board of the Mindfulness in Law Society (MILS), is Vice-Chair of the Memphis Bar Association Wellness Committee, is on the managing board of the Memphis Collaborative Alliance (MCA), a member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP), the Tennessee Bar Association (TBA), presents for the American Bar Association, and works with her colleagues in Lawyer Yoga to speak on the intersection of yoga and law practice.
Cindy regularly volunteers at her son’s school, practices karate with her son, swims, runs, travels and is devoted to keeping adventures on the horizon. Cindy graduated from Vanderbilt University (B.A. 1998) and from the University of Memphis (J.D. 2002).
“Where there is love, there is life.” – Mahatma Gandhi