Cindy DeRuyter, Esq.

Cindy DeRuyter, Esq.

Freelance Writer

Cindy DeRuyter, Esq., has been writing for LegalZoom since 2018. She earned a Juris Doctor from Mitchell Hamline School of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota, and is a cum laude graduate of Concordia University Wisconsin, where she earned a bachelor's degree in management and communications. She currently lives in St. Paul and can be found online at cindycdwriter.com.

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