Cynthia Dillard Ince
Cynthia Dillard Ince (Cindy) is your neighborhood attorney. She is a sixth-generation Texan and has lived most of her life in the Parker/Palo Pinto area. She graduated from Mineral Wells High School as salutatorian in 1976 and received a B.S. in Criminal Justice from Tarleton State University in May of 1988 with a 4.0 GPA. She attended Baylor University School of Law and obtained her juris doctorate in 1991. She has been licensed to practice law in Texas since 1992.
After finishing law school, Cindy first worked at Heart of Texas Legal Services in Waco and then joined Bailey & Galyen for the first time in September 1994. She subsequently worked for the Tarrant County Domestic Relations Office as a child support prosecutor from 2005 until her retirement in June of 2019. Cindy returned to Bailey & Galyen as the managing attorney of the Weatherford office on July 1, 2019.
Cindy has extensive family law experience and handles divorce, adoption, child custody matters, child support enforcement, and CPS cases. She has tried thousands of cases and also handled wills, personal injury cases, and criminal cases.
Cindy is very active in the community and is a lifetime member of Eleventh Avenue Church in Mineral Wells. She often speaks to the community regarding adoptions and CPS matters and has volunteered as a mentor for younger attorneys.
- Baylor University School of Law
- Juris doctorate Degree August 1991
- Class Standing –Top 25%
- Marie and John Chiles Scholarship
- Dean’s List-3 Quarters
- American Jurisprudence Award for Achievement in Creditor’s Rights
- Moot Court Octa-Finals
- NCNB Estate Planning and Trusts Awards
- Tarleton State University
- B.S. with Major in Criminal Justice May 1988
- Outstanding Honor Graduate
- Teaching Assistant
- Overall G.P.A. 4.0
- Alpha Phi Sigma, National Criminal Justice Honor Society
- Alpha Chi, National Honor Society
- Criminal Justice Association
- Frequent speaker at various community events including Texas A & M School of Law, Tarrant County Paralegal
- Association, Tarrant County Family Law Bar Association, Legal Services of North Texas training seminars, HEB Teen Court volunteer, C.P. S. P.R.I.D.E. classes for the Arrow Project/TDPFS, WBAP Legal Hour, Children in the Middle
- Eleventh Avenue Church
- Parent Volunteer-Bell Manor Elementary School and Central Junior High
- Central Junior High Mock Trial Team Coach- 2009
- Midway High School Mock Trial Team-Assistant Coach 1995
- Tarrant County Domestic Relations Office
- Legal Enforcement Unit
- January 2005 – present
- Main duties include prosecuting child support enforcement cases, intervening in CPS cases and private attorney modifications to ensure child support is properly calculated, and filing modification actions.
- Dillard & Ince Attorneys at Law
- March 2002 – December 2004
- Heavy family law and criminal law practice-handled numerous CPS cases including representing parents and numerous appointments as attorney ad litem.
- Bailey & Galyen
- October 1995 – February 2002
- Head of Family Law Department
- Handled a large family law docket as well as handled criminal intake and bond releases. Handled misdemeanor pleas. Family law cases including protective orders, CPS cases, uncontested divorces and all manners of contested family law cases.
- Heart of Texas Legal Services
- March 1993 – September 1995
- Large family law docket including CPS cases and prosecution of protective orders. Also had a private practice in which I handled Class C prosecutions for Hewitt, Mexia and Crawford.
- Ray J. Black & Associates
- September 1989 – March 1993
- Criminal, Family Law, Workers’ Compensation