Meet the Attorney
Cindy Strom of the Law Office of Cynthia A. Strom, PA., has been practicing law in the area of Social Security disability since she became licensed as an attorney in NC.
She received her JD from the University of Tennessee Law School in 1990. She started her own firm in 2003 after being a partner at in a local law firm.
Prior to becoming an attorney, Cindy was a registered nurse for 16 years practicing in a variety of areas including home health, infection control and geriatric nursing. She graduated from Barry College in Miami, Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree (BSN). She started and finished her nursing career in the US Navy – first on active duty in San Diego at the end of the Vietnam war, and then upon recall to the Navy as a Lieutenant Commander for Operation Desert Storm (the first Gulf war).
Cindy is a member of many professional organizations including the 28th Judicial Bar (Buncombe County), NC Bar Association, NC Association of Women Attorneys, NC Advocates for Justice- Disability Advocacy Section, American Association for Justice- Social Security Disability Section, National Organization of Social Security Claimant’s Representatives and the American Bar Association.
Ms. Strom volunteers to speak at professional seminars to further the education of other attorneys in the area of Social Security Disability. And she is past Benefits Team Chair of the Pro Bono Committee of the 28th Judicial Bar – helping coordinate Pro Bono (free) legal services for those obtaining disability benefits. She works extensively as a volunteer lawyer for Mountain Area Volunteer Lawyers providing hundreds of hours of her time every year. She was awarded the William Thorp Outstanding Service Award by the 28th Judicial Bar in 2005 and again in 2008.
Additionally, she is very supportive of local non profit organizations, having been on the board of Pisgah Legal Services for years, and of Loving Food Resources- a local food bank for HIV+ and terminal persons. In 2007, Ms. Strom was awarded the Founder’s Award for outstanding Volunteer Service by Loving Food Resources. Her staff has also volunteered there as part of their employment. She was instrumental in the startup ACCESS Independent Living, another local nonprofit serving disabled persons. She regularly supports other legal non profits in their quest for legal justice. Additionally she speaks to disability support groups and medical professionals in the community about Social Security disability.
Ms. Strom is assisted by a knowledgeable and friendly staff also are readily available to answer questions and assist our clients throughout the disability process. Ms. Strom works closely with her team of paralegals to ensure thorough development of your Social Security Disability claim.