Cindy Nations received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from The University of Texas at Austin, graduating with honors and with special honors in psychology.
Ms. Nations has fourteen years of experience in community mental health. She also worked in law firms for nine years before becoming an attorney. Having lived and worked abroad for several years, Ms. Nations mastered the Spanish language and gained an understanding of Latin American culture.
Entering the University of Texas Law School, her studies focused on various types of litigation. While in school, she participated in a five-month clinic where she represented state hospital patients in mental health commitment hearings. Cindy Nations received her Doctor of Jurisprudence from The University of Texas Law School and is licensed to practice law in the State of Texas. She is a member of the American Association for Justice (formerly known as the Association of Trial Lawyers of America), the State Bar of Texas, and the AAJ Women Trial Lawyers Caucus.
Ms. Nations has worked on cases in the areas of product liability, wrongful death, medical malpractice, breach of contract, qui tam, securities fraud and various types of personal injury. Her current practice focuses primarily on mass tort pharmaceutical and medical device litigation. Ms. Nations has also written numerous legal articles covering a wide range of topics for use in CLE programs across the country and for TRIAL Magazine. Her publications to date are listed below.
"The Rules of Digital Evidence" Co-authored with Howard L. Nations o CLE Paper for State Bar of Texas, Bar Tech '06 Dallas, Texas. November 9, 2006. o CLE Paper for American Law Institute - American Bar Association program. Santa Fe, New Mexico. July 11, 2007. "Marketing Strategies for Transitioning into Business Litigation" CLE Paper for American Association for Justice (ATLA) Mid-Winter Conference Miami, Florida February 11, 2007 "Atypical Antipsychotic Drug Litigation: Zyprexa & Seroquel" CLE Paper for American Association for Justice (ATLA) Annual Convention Chicago, Illinois July 16, 2007 "Get New Business from your Clients" Short piece for TRIAL Magazine, "Good Counsel" column. Published Fall 2007 "Preparing for Defense Attacks on the Plaintiff" CLE paper for American Association for Justice (ATLA) Winter Convention San Juan, Puerto Rico January 26, 2008 "Federal Preemption in Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Litigation" CLE paper for the State Bar of Texas, Causes of Action Seminar. Dallas, Texas. April 18, 2008. Houston, Texas. May 16, 2008. "Persuading on Causation: The Principles of Attribution" Co-authored with Howard L. Nations CLE paper for American Association for Justice Annual Convention Philadelphia, Pennsylvania July 12, 2008. "Preparing for Defense Attacks on the Plaintiff" Full-length article for TRIAL magazine Published July 2008