Patricia (Patty) Cyr has focused most of her legal career on families’ and children’s needs. After practicing corporate litigation with Sullivan & Cromwell, a major national top-tier firm, Ms. Cyr represented children with special needs and their families as they sought appropriate education in the Washington, DC and Maryland school districts.
Ms. Cyr joined the Hittelman law firm as an Associate Attorney in 2017. She is also qualified by the Orange County Superior Court to serve as Minor’s Counsel. Her passion for assisting families and individuals through family law issues continues as she helps families successfully create new beginnings.
Since 2011, Ms. Cyr has taught as an Adjunct Professor in the Domestic Violence Clinic at the University of California Irvine School of Law. In this capacity, she teaches trial skills and supervises law students in their representation of domestic violence victims in and out of court. When necessary, the clinic also assists with dissolution, custody issues, and immigration. Ms. Cyr also serves on the board of Laura’s House, an organization that dedicates itself to providing emergency shelter, transitional housing, legal services, and counseling to domestic violence survivors and their families.
In 2000, Ms. Cyr graduated cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center and then clerked for The Honorable Stanley Birch on the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Georgetown University and a Master’s Degree in International Comparative Education from Stanford University.
Ms. Cyr was admitted to the California State Bar in 2001. She is also admitted to the Ninth and Second Federal Circuits, the Northern, Central, and Southern Districts of California, and the District of Columbia. Ms. Cyr is a member of the California, Orange County, District of Columbia, and American Bar Associations.