Cyndi J. Claxton

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Cyndi J. Claxton


55 South Market St., Suite 900
San Jose, CA 95113

408.287.9501 | 408.287.2583

Cyndi J. Claxton

Main Bio

Practice Overview

After 36 years as a Real Estate and Land Use Attorney, Randall (Randy) brings to Hoge Fenton vast experience in intricate land use, permitting, entitlements, and environmental review. Randy’s practice also centers on acquisitions, financing, development, and leasing of commercial real property, property ownership disputes, lien claims, and related title insurance coverage issues. He has represented high-level real estate developers in connection with all aspects of real property development and property tax issues.


Cyndi began her career as a litigation associate at Robinson & Wood. Her legal practice started in general civil litigation, handling a wide range of matters from trade secrets to defamation to construction defect cases.

Cyndi has a breadth of experience spanning the representation of clients from individuals to start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. For instance, in the years immediately prior to joining the firm, Cyndi specialized in patent infringement and trade secrets lawsuits involving medical device and biotech companies. She was an Intellectual Property Litigation Associate at Turner Boyd LLP, and, while there, represented leading manufacturers of CPUs and semiconductors. Cyndi’s representation also included an iconic Silicon Valley technology pioneer in motion to dismiss resulting in a favorable settlement as well as cloud computing-based business phone system company resulting in dismissal.

Practice Areas


J.D., Santa Clara University School of Law
B.S. Psychology, Santa Clara University, cum laude
Public International Law, Oxford University, England


U.S. District Courts, Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Central, Districts of California, Western District of Texas

Speaking & Publications


Copyright Preemption, Complete Preemption & Federal Jurisdiction, Daily Journal, April 20, 2022

Mackrell International California Minority Counsel Program Best Places to Work 2019 Bay Area Green Business