Cynthia Hirsh has served as an Assistant Attorney General, litigator, and instructor for 24 years. Earlier this year, she traveled to Monvovia, Liberia with Lawyers Without Borders to work with local prosecutors enforcing Liberian human trafficking laws. In addition, she worked for three months in southern India for a human rights organization advocating against public corruption and human rights violations. She also has participated as a moot court judge in international criminal law competitions at the International Institute of Higher Studies in Criminal Sciences and the International Criminal Court.
Cynthia’s practice at the Wisconsin Attorney General’s office primarily focused on criminal and civil environmental protection cases and consumer protection. She served as Director of the consumer protection group from 2000 until 2007, chairing the Department of Justice training committee. Prior to joining the Attorney General’s Office, she was a criminal prosecutor in Champaign County, Illinois for 9 years, where she handled juvenile and felony matters.
Cynthia is a graduate of Miami University (Ohio) and obtained her Juris Doctor degree from DePaul College of Law, where she served as a Law Review editor. Since 2004, she has served as faculty for the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) in training AAG’s around the country in trial, deposition, and motion practice skills. NAAG named Cynthia the 2015 faculty of the year.