Cyndi Hitsman, Hlg’s Advanced Specialist In Esi/e-discovery

Cyndi Hitsman is Herring Law Group’s Certified Paralegal.  She has worked in the legal field since 1987, and has held her Certified Paralegal designation since 2001.  She has an Advanced Paralegal Certificate in Discovery from the National Association of Legal Assistants.  Fewer than 65 California paralegals enjoy this distinction.

Her areas of emphasis are document management, discovery and ESI (Electronically Stored Information)/E-Discovery as they relate to litigation and family law.  HLG takes ESI and E-discovery seriously, and we lead the 805 in that fast-evolving practice area.  More and more of our cases concern ESI.  Cyndi is our go-to resource when they involve text and email communications, electronic storage devices, websites, social media and the like.

In April 2016 Cyndi completed the comprehensive Arkfeld E-Discovery and Digital Evidence Course.  That rigorous program covers all aspects of ESI/E-Discovery, including types of data, hardware and software, and modes of collection, legal preservation, processing and production.  She now possesses an E-discovery Advanced Specialist Certificate from Arkfeld (

Cyndi has been a member of the National Association of Legal Assistants, and of the Santa Barbara and Ventura County Paralegal Associations.  She is the Past President of the Ventura County Association.  She has presented a number of continuing education programs including topics of trial preparation, ESI/E-Discovery, document management, paralegal compliance, ethics and technology.

Out of the office, Cyndi enjoys her two sons, runs, rides her motorcycle and participates in obstacle course events.  She is currently working toward her second-degree black belt in Taekwondo.  Cyndi is a bright light and a force, and we are proud to have her on our team.