Cindi contributes to the firm’s intensive involvement in the National Prescription Opiate Multidistrict Litigation, as well as similar cases filed in state court against manufacturers, distributors and other entities believed to have played a role in causing the opioid crisis. She has additional experience in pharmaceutical drug, defective medical device, and product liability cases, including working with Motley Rice attorneys in the 1990s on historic Big Tobacco litigation, which resulted in the largest civil settlement in U.S. history.
In addition to her legal career, Cindi has worked for several years to promote eye health in the Charleston, S.C., area, including co-founding and serving as Volunteer Executive Director of Operation Sight, a non-profit that provides free cataract surgery and other services to those in need. She also served as a member of the Board of Directors for the Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired – Charleston from 2011 to 2016.
Currently, Cindi serves on the Boards of the Kiawah Island Club and Spoleto Festival USA, in addition to being a member of Trident United Way’s Community Impact Committee. Numerous other community positions she’s held include:
Member of the Board of Directors for Trident United Way, 2004-2010, and 2014-2015
President of Trident United Way’s Women's Leadership Council, 2014-2015
President of MUSC’s Women’s Club, 2009-2010