Hackler Flynn & Associates

Hackler Flynn & Associates We are a law firm. We represent a diverse group of businesses and individuals throughout Southern California. As a smaller firm, we have the ability to facilitate close relationships with each client and are able to provide meaningful legal relationships, unlike many large firms.

Founded by Cynthia Hackler, Esq., she brings her years of experience working in large law firms to aid in solving any situation with which you may need assistance, with a more personal touch. The Hackler Flynn and Associates Firm believes in working hard for every client, large or small. Each and every case that is served by us gets the attention to detail and care that it deserves. We always provide honest and carefully researched legal advice. We believe in delivering the best solutions for our clients combined with a more personalized relationship. Our firm is located in Los Angeles, the social, economic, political and business center of Southern California. Los Angeles also serves as the heart of diversity, where many cultures live, learn and grow together. As a focal point for Southern California area families and businesses, LA provides a location where our firm can easily provide service to all clients. Growth is the key to Los Angeles, and the Hackler Flynn and Associates Firm is here to accommodate all of the needs associated with that growth.

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Cindy Flynn is the founder and managing partner of Hackler Flynn & Associates, a boutique law firm in Greater Los Angeles that focuses on employment law, business litigation and corporate work. Our core focus is to help commercial businesses defend and protect against employment lawsuits.

What makes us unique: As a woman-owned law firm, we are a certified Woman Business Enterprise (WBE) and Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB). We work around our clients’ busy schedules and make it as convenient as possible for you to meet with us, either through virtual meetings, conference calls or in-person meetings. Our attorneys offer clear guidance that fully prepares you for all possible outcomes, while also addressing your expectations. In addition to addressing the issues at hand, we also provide a global or long-term perspective that helps you prepare for any changes your businesses might encounter.

In addition to providing expertise in these areas of law, we pride ourselves at being a resource for many of clients’ professional service needs (i.e. CPAs, wealth advisors, bankers, attorneys in other fields, insurance, etc.) through our professional memberships.

Our goal at Hackler Flynn & Associates is to help you thrive in business with the confidence of knowing that we are looking out for you. Our seven attorneys are always ready to take your calls, as we believe personal attention to our clients’ needs is one of the things that truly set us up apart from other law firms serving Southern California.

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