Cynthia Thomas


Cynthia Thomas is owner of PLMC & Associates, a distinguished law firm management consulting company specializing in delivering industry-leading expertise in human resources and financial/operations management to small and midsize firms. With an impressive career spanning over 25 years, Cynthia has held prominent positions as a law firm Administrative Director and Chief Financial Officer. Cynthia currently serves as the Regional Administrative Manager for Offit Kurman, an esteemed Amlaw 200 law firm.

She holds prestigious certifications as a Six Sigma Champion, boasting both white and green belts, and frequently lends her expertise as an interim law firm CFO/COO. Moreover, she passionately coaches lawyers in the art of building and nurturing sustainable law firms.

Driven by her unwavering dedication to resolving challenges with utmost efficiency, Cynthia is a sought-after speaker and prolific writer on matters pertaining to law firm operations and management.

Cynthia is celebrated as the co-author of the American Bar Association’s best-selling book, “Law Office Policies, Procedures, and Operations Manual,” now in its 7th edition (ABA 2022). She holds pivotal roles as the associate editor of ABA’s Law Practice Division Law Practice magazine and as the vice chair of the ABA LP Lawyer Leadership and Management Committee. Cynthia has been a trailblazer in creating the ABA LP Lawyer Leadership Mastermind Series and Resource Center. Additionally, she is a dedicated member of the ABA’s Solo, Small Firm, and General Practice Division, contributing as a member of the Magazine/GPSolo eReport Board, and she actively serves as a board member of the ALA Greater Los Angeles chapter. Cynthia, a proud native of California, finds solace and joy in hiking alongside her loyal Dalmatian companion, Norco.

My Sessions

Combining the best of “60 Sites,” “60 Tips,” and “Gadgets and Gizmos” into one rollicking, face-paced session. Come enjoy this annual staple with an hour of the latest in apps, work hacks, hot technologies, and more.


Action Plan to Go

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After attending ABA TECHSHOW 2024 and being exposed to the latest innovations and best practices in legal technology, it can be overwhelming to determine what to actually implement in your own practice. This interactive workshop will provide a structured framework to help you create an action plan to prioritize and implement changes after the conference. […]


Your Future Starts Here: Technology and the Next Era of Legal Practice

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TECHSHOW is not just about technology, but also about the changing nature of legal work and the world in which we practice.  Start your TECHSHOW journey as our panel of experts discuss technology trends, the current state of the profession, highlight the forces (for better or worse) shaping our future and provide insights so you […]