Cynthia Kiersnowski is Of Counsel for Barnhouse Keegan Solimon & West. Cindy primarily practices Indian law as general and special counsel to tribal governments and tribally owned for profit and non-profit businesses in the areas of Indian civil rights litigation, gaming, housing, government relations, protection of tribal sovereignty, financing transactions, fee to trust land acquisitions, resort and real estate development, commercial land leasing, construction law, employment issues, Indian child welfare and protection of cultural resources.
Aside from Indian law, she works on litigation to implement ranked choice voting, and advises non-profit entities and small for-profit businesses.
She has represented clients in federal, state and tribal courts throughout the United States and maintains professional licensure in several courts and jurisdictions. Cindy holds a B.S.N. from the College of Santa Fe where she graduated Cum Laude, and a J.D. from the University of New Mexico School of Law, where she graduated with Honors in Clinical Law and received the Moise Prize for Judicial and Legal Ethics.