Cynthia Elkins

Cynthia Elkins is the principal of Elkins Employment Law, founded in 1998, and represents employers in all aspects of employment litigation and personnel/human resource compliance issues. The emphasis is on being preventative and proactive to avoid disputes and provide clients with “best practices”

Professional & Association Involvement

2012-2013 Co-Chair and Council Representative (2010-2017) for the Council of Sections, and Advisor for the Executive Committee of the Small Firm & Solo Section of the CLA; is a contributing author to the State Bar publication “Opening and Managing a Law Office”, Vol I and II and is a regular contributor to other state and local bar publications. Cynthia formerly held a District Director position for the Conference of Delegates of the State Bar of California, and is an active member of the Labor & Employment Law Sections of the State Bar and the Los Angeles County Bar Association. Cynthia was General Counsel for the Woodland Hills-Tarzana Chamber of Commerce and a trustee of the San Fernando Valley Bar Association. Cynthia also is Vice Chair Board Development of the Valley Cultural Center.


Phone: 818.598.6771
Fax: 818.598.6779

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Speaking Engagements

  • CLA Annual Meeting (2018)
  • State Bar Annual Meeting (2006 -2016)
  • State Bar Section Education Institute (2006 – 2009)
  • State Bar Solo & Small Firm Institute (2010 – 2016)
  • State Bar Section Convention (2017)
  • Sullivan Curtis Monroe Insurance Services (2017)
  • Zoetis │ Companion Animal Division – Partners For Success Summit (2014 – 2016)


CSU Northridge, BS Business Administration, 1982

Southwestern University School of Law, JD Law, 1985

Employment History

Pearlman, Borska & Wax – Head of Employment Law Department, 1995-1998

Employment Law Firm in SFV – Senior Associate, 1987-1995