Cynthia Pietrucha

Name: Cynthia Pietrucha
Title: Attorney
Cynthia @ Work

Cynthia is a native of Downers Grove, IL, and has handled legal matters in a number of areas including employment law, contract negotiations, government records/FOIA, and civil mediations. She is particularly passionate about the American workforce and helping with unemployment benefits appeals, negotiating employment separation agreements, and evaluating requests for medical leave from employment.

Cynthia also serves as a federal court mediator, helping employees and corporations communicate and navigate termination and workplace disputes with separation agreement negotiations, settlements, creative dispute resolution, administrative claims, and civil employment litigation. Cynthia is new to the Castle Law team in 2023 and is excited about the opportunities that lie ahead.

Cynthia @ Play

When not handling complex legal matters in all the practice areas that she has experience in, you can find Cynthia in the music room playing the flute and piano. Her family and three children keep her quite busy, yet she finds time to travel with them (and others) to the sandy beaches of Florida, the mountains of Tennessee, and the beautiful outdoor vistas known as the great state of Montana!

Legal Focus
  • Criminal Prosecution
  • Employment Law
  • Contracts
  • Government Records/FOIA
  • Mediations
  • Juris Doctor, 2009
  • Northern Illinois University
    • Dekalb, IL
    • B.A., Spanish, 2006
    • B.S., Broadcast Journalism, 2006
    • Pre-Law, 2006
  • University of Illinois
    • Champaign, IL
  • University President's Leadership Award, 2002
  • State of Illinois Michael Curry Summer Internship Program, 2006
  • Black Women Lawyers' Association of Greater Chicago, Inc. Service Award, 2009
Bar Admissions
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois, pro hac vice 2023
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois, 2021
  • U.S. District Court. Western District of Arkansas, pro hac vice 2020
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 2018
  • Illinois, 2014
Government & Legal Affiliations
  • Labor and Employment Section Committee Member, Illinois State Bar Association 
  • Volunteer Arts & Entertainment Lawyer, Lawyers for the Creative Arts 
Cynthia's Favorite Fun Facts!
  • Favorite Food – Macaroni and cheese
  • Favorite Movie – Mean Girls
  • Favorite Music – Dolly Parton
  • Pineapple on pizza? YES