Prior to joining the team at FFMY, Cydney spent her career defending entities involved in various stages of construction litigation. Cydney represented architects, engineers, design-builders, and general contractors throughout the South, including Alabama, Tennessee, Florida, Mississippi, Arkansas, South Carolina, and Louisiana. In defending these clients, Cydney analyzed architectural and engineering design drawings and specifications for projects ranging in size from residential subdivisions to a factory owned by one of the world’s top-40 largest public companies; drafted reports for the clients; created budgets for the life of the case; and drafted answers, cross-claims, counterclaims, motions, briefs, and other such filings.
Cydney attended Cumberland School of Law. During law school, Cydney was a member of the Cumberland Law Review, the Cumberland National Trial Team, the National Negotiation Team, and the National Mediation Team. Cydney also served as the Director for the National Negotiation Team, was the winner of the Summer 2014 Mediation Competition, was a semifinalist in the 2015 Judge John Haley Trial Competition, and was a semifinalist in the 2014 Parham Williams Trial Competition. Cydney graduated in the top 2% of her law school class.
Cydney obtained her English degree from Dalton State College. Before law school, Cydney had many jobs, such as teaching English to people in South Korea via an internet phone program. However, the job she is most proud of is her time as a service member with Americorps. Her main duty was to teach women in their homes, who had not earned their high school diplomas. Throughout her time with Americorps, Cydney also volunteered with the on-site food pantry, numerous blood drives, MLK food drives in Atlanta, the after-school education and drug prevention program for at risk children, and stayed overnight often at the on-site homeless shelter. At the end of her time with Americorps, she won the Americorps Service Member of the Year award.
Cydney is a native of Blue Ridge, Georgia. When she is not working, she enjoys crocheting, spending time with her corgi, Zoe, and volunteering to judge competitions at Cumberland. Cydney is one of the few Georgia Bulldog fans brave enough to live in Alabama. Go Dawgs!
Alabama State Bar U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama
Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, J.D. Member, Cumberland Law Review. Member, Cumberland National Trial Team. Member, Cumberland National Negotiation Team. Member, Cumberland National Mediation Team. Director, National Negotiation Team. Dean’s List at Cumberland School of Law. Winner, Summer 2014 Mediation Competition. Semifinalist, 2015 Judge John Haley Trial Competition Semifinalist, 2014 Parham Williams Trial Competition Scholar of Merit: Torts I, Land Use Regulation, Business Organizations, Government Regulation of Business, and Product Liability. Dalton State College, B.A. in English.
Professional Associations and Memberships:
Member of the Construction Law Section of the Alabama State Bar
Upholding Consent to Search by Cotenant Over Objection of Tenant Removed from Premises, Casenote of Fernandez v. California, 571 U.S. 292 (2014), Cumberland Law Review, 45 Cumb. L. Rev. 199.