Business Development Expert Cynthia Sharp

Veteran attorney Cynthia Sharp (CEO of The Sharper Lawyer) works with motivated lawyers seeking to generate additional revenue for their law firms. She practiced law from 1982 - 2009 and then embarked on a professional speaking and writing career. Ever since she has served solo and small firm attorneys throughout North America.

Cindy, author of The Lawyer’s Guide to Financial Planning published by ABA Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division, is also a Contributor to the Division’s books How to Capture and Keep Clients: Marketing Strategies for Lawyers as well as Effectively Staffing Your Law Firm.

She has delivered close to 200 live presentations over the past 25 years on behalf of the American Bar Association, 10 state bar associations, the Million Dollar Round Table, Professional Services Marketing Association and numerous other legal, financial and professional groups in addition to private seminars conducted for her clients.

Cindy served as Business Development columnist on behalf of the ABA GP Solo eReport, Social Media Strategist for GP Solo and has served as a regular guest contributor to ALM’s publication Marketing the Law Firm. In addition, she has written well over 120 articles over the past 30 years that have been published in various journals throughout the country.

During 2017/18, Cindy held positions on the GP Solo and eReport Boards of the ABA Solo, Small Firm & General Practice

Division, having previously served as Chair of the Publications Board of the Division and on the Division’s Council. She completed her term as President of the Philadelphia Chapter of the National Speakers Association in June of 2015 and served as Dean of the Speaker Academy the subsequent year. Sharp has also been an active member in the Association of Continuing Legal Education (ACLEA). She continues her service to her colleagues through a podcast featured on Solo Practice University.

Cindy’s most recent accolade is that she has been named Trainer of the Year by the American Bar Association Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division, a national award presented in New York City on May 3, 2019.

Cindy lives in Philadelphia with her husband, Mark H. Gallant and their dog Rocky and cat Jackson. She practices yoga, enjoys the arts and loves to bake.

Take a look at The Sharper Lawyer Blog for up to date information and commentary on business development and practice management issues.

Contact Cindy at 609 923 1017 or at


Cynthia Sharp The Lawyer’s Guide to Financial Planning (ABA, 2015) The Lawyer’s Guide to Financial Planning by Cynthia Sharp is an indispensable resource for any professional seeking financial literacy and security. Sharp, a veteran attorney with an LL.M. in taxation, explores essential financial and tax concepts that all lawyers must grasp in order to properly guide clients as well as to secure their own economic futures.

A roadmap to this comprehensive and well researched book is provided in the detailed table of contents which is available online. (See link below.) Written for busy professionals, this practical, step-by-step and fun-to-read guide provides unbiased and balanced recommendations, resources, references and tools. All readers, whatever level of wealth, will benefit from Sharp’s extensive knowledge and wisdom. CLICK HERE to order The Lawyer’s Guide to Financial Planning, available through ABA Book Publishing.

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Thanks to Terry LaBan of Breakthrough Visuals for creating this graphic recording during one of my recent CLE presentations in Philadelphia.