About Cynthia

Cynthia F. Hodges, JD, LLM, MA


Tel: 425-244-2941
Email: cyn [at] cynthiahodges [dot] com

Cynthia F. Hodges, JD, LLM, MA is a versatile individual whose expertise extends across writing, law, and dressage. Her diverse background and remarkable achievements position her as an influential figure, inspiring others and leaving a lasting legacy.

Her academic journey began with a strong foundation, acquiring advanced degrees in law and Germanic Studies. This academic vigor laid the groundwork for her extensive accomplishments, embracing a wide spectrum of subjects.

As an attorney, Hodges has honed her legal expertise, focusing on the fields of animal and environmental law. Her dedication in these specialized domains underscores her commitment to championing justice.

Hodges' literary finesse shines through a multitude of genres, particularly in her insightful political commentaries. Her adeptness in weaving captivating narratives interwoven with legal and political insights showcases a unique fusion of creative storytelling and incisive analysis.

Emerging as a prominent voice in political commentary, Hodges delves into critical issues encompassing governance, banking, and finance. Her insightful analyses challenge prevailing political paradigms, urging readers to critically re-examine established narratives.

Beyond her legal and literary pursuits, Hodges has made significant contributions in the realm of dressage. Her translations from German to English have made vital dressage theory books accessible to a wider audience. With over 20 years of experience training and showing dressage horses, Hodges not only mastered the fundamentals of dressage but also shared her expertise through articles and translations.

Cynthia F. Hodges continues to make a profound impact across multiple fields. Her expertise, intellectual curiosity, and dedication to justice render her a valuable asset in both the legal and literary spheres. Hodges remains a consistent source of inspiration for readers and professionals, leaving an indelible mark in every domain into which she ventures.

About Author Cynthia Hodges

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Visit Washington Classical Dressage

See about German translation

Legal Experience

• Contract Attorney - Washington Debt Law, PLLC, Seattle, Washington (2020-Present)
• Attorney - Washington Animal Law, PLLC (2012-2020). Select equine law contracts are available for purchase (boarding, training, purchase/sale, release of liability, breeding, transportation).
• Assistant Editor - Michigan State University College of Law Animal Legal & Historical Center (2010-2012); Summer Editor (2008) - Received research grant to write article entitled “That's the Breaks: Trainer Responsibility for Racehorse Breakdowns in New York
• Contract Attorney - Hendricks Bennett, PLLC, Edmonds, Washington (2010-2011)
• Law Clerk, Student Director - National Center for Animal Law: Animal Law Clinic, Portland, Oregon (2008)
• Law Clerk - Harris County District Attorney’s Office, Environmental Crimes Division (included animal cruelty), Houston, Texas (2007). Interviewed for article entitled “Law Interns Use Ingenuity in Dog Case” by Salathea Bryant, the Houston Chronicle, July 27, 2007
• Legal Research Assistant - Animal Law - South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas (2007)
• Legal Research Assistant - Law Institute for Medical Studies, Houston, Texas (2005-2006)
• Legal Assistant - Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Matthews & Friend, Houston, Texas (2004)

Law License: Washington State Bar Association (since 2010)


• LL.M. – Environmental and Natural Resources Law
Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon, December 2008
Activities: Animal Law Clinic – Student Director
Honors: Animal Law Clinic – Most Outstanding Legal Writing Award, Spring and Summer 2008
LL.M. Presentation at Lewis & Clark Law School: "The Canadian Commercial Seal Hunt: In Search of International Legal Protection for Harp and Hooded Seals" (Powerpoint)

• Juris Doctor
South Texas College of Law in Houston, Texas, December 2007
Advocacy: Won an award for a brief in the 2006 Spurgeon E. Bell Memorial Intramural Moot Court Tournament
Activities: Environmental Law Society (ELS) – President, Treasurer; Animal Law Society (ALS) – Treasurer; Phi Delta Phi International Legal Fraternity – Member
Honors: Dean’s List, Fall 2006 and Spring 2007; graduated in top 1/3 of class

• Master of Arts – Germanic Studies, May 1998

• Bachelor of Arts with Honors – Germanic Studies, December 1994
The University of Texas Austin, Texas
Honors: Delta Phi Alpha (German Honor Society) – President; Golden Key National Honor Society – Member; Dean’s List 1993 and 1994

• Certificate in Electronic Publication – Web Production Specialization, Houston Community College (2003)



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A Zetacean's Guide to Life in This Universe

Alien Invasion: Reptilians, Cetaceans, and Frequency Wars on Planet Earth

CODE RED: The Secret Communist Takeover of America

Den of Vipers: Central Banks & the Fake Economy (Amazon)

Downsized: The Deindustrialization of America (Amazon)

Leadership by George: The Leadership Principles of George Washington

Plastic Macca (as Tina Foster)

The Devil in His Heart (as Tina Foster)

The Splitting Image (as Tina Foster)

Zion's Legacy: The Nakba Catastrophe and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Law Review Articles

Resources on Legal Matters

Horse-Training (Dressage)

System of Horsemanship by Louis Seeger (Translation by Cynthia F. Hodges)

Monsieur Baucher and His Arts: A Serious Word with Germany's Riders by Louis Seeger (Translation by Cynthia F. Hodges)

Anatomy of Dressage by Schusdziarra, Heinrich

See Washington Classical Dressage for a list of articles.

Info about German > English Translation.


Chemtrails in the Sky: What They Don't Want You to Find Out (w/ environmental lawyer) (video)

Flouride: Poisoning the Well (article)

Cynthia also posts articles to the Leadership by George Washington and Bonnie Hodges Fine Art blogs.


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