Cynthia Dashiell



Experience includes preparing and prosecuting patents in the electrical and mechanical arts in various technological areas including: telecommunications (both packet switched and circuit switched), medical, thermal insulation, HVAC, agricultural and food processing equipment, and software implementations. Additional experience includes: preparing patentability opinions, patent validity analysis, preparing trial motions and briefs, claim analysis, reexamination proceedings and the acquisition and enforcement of trademarks and copyrights.


  • Texas Wesleyan University School of Law (now Texas A&M School of Law) JD, December 2003, cum laude Staff Member, Texas Wesleyan Law Review: 2002-2003 Phi Delta Phi International Legal Honor Fraternity
  • Texas A&M University, College Station, TX BS, Industrial Engineering, 1994


  • Texas
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Texas


  • Hitt Gaines/Parker Justiss; 2012-2021
  • The Danamraj Law Group, Dallas, TX; 2009 – 2012; Of Counsel
  • Law Office of Cynthia Dashiell, Plano, TX; 2006 – 2009
  • Michael A. O’Neil, P.C., Dallas, TX: 2004 – 2005; Of Counsel
  • Various Clerkship positions: 2002-2003
  • Nine years of engineering experience prior to and during law school in the areas of industrial, manufacturing and safety/fire protection engineering at the following companies:
    • Texas Instruments
    • Spectrapoint Wireless, LLC
    • Raytheon Systems Company
    • Trane Company
    • Mason & Hanger, Department of Energy Pantex Plant


  • State Bar of Texas, IP Section and Women in the Law Section
  • Texas Aggie Bar Association
  • Collin County Bar Association
  • Plano Bar Association
  • DFW Women of IP