Founder, The Marcus Law Firm in Fishers, Indiana
Cynthia Marcus concentrates her practice in the areas of family law and medical malpractice. She is a trained mediator, using her skills to represent clients in divorce, child support and custody, and medical malpractice cases.
Cynthia "Cynde" Marcus was born in Corona, California. She grew up in Michigan, graduating from Rockford High School. Following graduation, she attended the University of Michigan. She enlisted in the United States Air Force. After completing technical training as a Operating Room Technician, she was assigned to Homestead Air Force Base in Florida.
After completing her service in the Air Force, Cynde used her GI Bill to finish school. She attended Grand Rapids Junior College earning her Associate Degree in nursing. As a Registered Nurse, she worked in the areas of critical care, surgery, and rehabilitation. She was commissioned as an officer in the United States Army Reserves where she soldiered part-time and worked full-time establishing and directing the multistate HIV testing program for the Army Reserves. She attended Mercy College of Detroit and finished her Bachelor's Degree in Nursing at Ball State University.
While attending basic training for the United States Army Reserves, she met Ed Marcus. They later married. Ed is a dentist in Indianapolis. They have two children and enjoy scuba diving, traveling, and canoeing.
Cynde graduated from Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis. She worked for several years in an Indianapolis firm before leaving to start The Marcus Law Firm in 2002. She is a litigator who tries cases in both state and federal courts. She appeals cases in the areas of Family Law and Medical Malpractice. Her military experience assists her in the representation of both service members and current/former spouses of service members with regard to divorce, custody, and military retired pay.
Her experience as a Registered Nurse is invaluable in explaining a client's injuries to a jury. She is able to differentiate between medical malpractice situations when health care providers are negligent and when they are not. She has the ability to understand and communicate the many facets of a severe injury. As a Registered Nurse, the most important part of her job was advocating for her clients. As a lawyer, her ability to advocate for others has been taken one step further.
Cynde represents health care providers before the Indiana Health Professions Boards in actions against their licenses. Her unique perspective both as a nurse and as an attorney allows her insight into the many pressures faced by health care providers.
She has been active with both local and state youth hockey organizations. Cynde volunteers as a guardian ad litem for youth in Hamilton County. She is a member of Sigma Theta, an honorary group of nurses nominated by their professors for service.
- Indiana Bar, 1995
- U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 1995
Law School: Indiana University, J.D., 1994
- Ball State University, B.S., Nursing, 1991
- Grand Rapids Junior College, A.D., Nursing, 1981
- University of Michigan; Miami-Dade Community College; Mercy College of Detroit
- Indianapolis Bar Association and serves on the Lawyer Referral Service Board
- Hamilton County Bar Association
- Indiana State Bar Association and serves on its Ethics Committee
- American Trial Lawyers Association
- Indiana Trial Lawyers Association
- U.S. Air Force, 1976-78
- U.S. Army Reserve, 1985-92
John Uskert was born on August 25, 1947 in Gary, Indiana and spent his formative years in Gary and Valparaiso, Indiana. He graduated from the college preparatory program at Gary Andrean High School in 1965. After attending Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, John Uskert enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1968. He was initially stationed in the continental United States, then served overseas in Okinawa and Korea as a radar technician on the F-102 fighter/interceptor aircraft. He returned to the United States for his last duty assignment at Tyndall Air Force Base, Panama City, Florida, and received his Honorable Discharge in May 1972.
John Uskert resumed his studies and received his A.A. degree from Gulf Coast Community College in Panama City, Florida in May 1973 and his B.S. in Pharmacy from Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama in May 1976. He pursued his career in retail pharmacy in Panama City, Florida where he practiced until August 1987.
At age 39, John Uskert graduated in 1990 from the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University, an ABA-approved law school located in Birmingham, Alabama. Upon graduation, he completed and passed the Florida bar exam and was admitted to practice by the Florida Supreme Court. John Uskert established his own successful civil law firm in Panama City where he practiced until June 2006.
John Uskert returned to his roots and extended family in Indiana where he was admitted to the Indiana Bar and was sworn in and admitted to practice before all Indiana State Courts in August 2006.
He has used his pharmacist training to represent his pharmacy colleagues in civil and criminal proceedings, and has assisted with corporate pharmacy organization.
He maintains his pharmacy licenses in Florida and Alabama, and has recently applied for his Indiana pharmacist license.
- Florida, 1990
- U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida, 1991
- Indiana, 2006
Law School: Cumberland School of Law of Samford University, J.D., 1990
- Gulf Coast Community College, A.A., 1973
- Samford University, B.S., Pharmacy, 1976
- American Bar Association
- Florida Bar Association
- Indiana State Bar Association
- Indianapolis Bar Association
- American Society for Pharmacy Law
Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Law Mediator
The Marcus Law Firm, LLC is based in Fishers and serves the communities of Indianapolis, Carmel, and Noblesville, Indiana.