Cynthia F. Adkins

Partner/Founder

Cynthia Adkins co-founded Adkins Black in 2003, and is currently a partner at the firm. With more than 20 years of domestic and global experience, she focuses primarily on research and development, clinical trial, manufacturing, licensing, SaaS, and collaboration agreements for her technology and life sciences clients. 

Before starting Adkins Black (originally known as Adkins & Plant) in 2003, Cindy served as senior counsel for Immunex Corporation, senior counsel for Home Grocer.com, and counsel to the treasury and software licensing groups at Boeing. She began her legal career as an associate at Foster Pepper.

In December 2023, Cindy will complete her second four-year term on the Medina City Council. Cindy has enjoyed being a long-term board member of CRAB (Cancer Research And Biostatistics), a non-profit endeavor dedicated to helping cure cancer and other diseases through the application of biostatistical principles and innovative data-management methods. Cindy is also a founder of the Seattle chapter of Ellevate Network (formerly 85 Broads), a global professional women's network.

Although she is usually professional and well behaved, Cindy once participated in a citywide tomato fight in Buñol, Spain. No charges were filed. And, since she received her Bachelor of Arts from Washington State University and her J.D. from the University of Washington, she pretends not to care who wins the Apple Cup.

Cynthia F. Adkins
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