Ann M. Moder

Senior Counsel Family Law

Ann Moder is a Certified Family Law Specialist by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. Prior to transitioning her practice to Los Angeles in 2012, Ms. Moder was a partner at of one of Chicago’s leading family law firms. She is licensed to practice in both California and Illinois, and focuses her practice on family law. Before joining FMBK, LLP, Ms. Moder also practiced with a West Los Angeles firm that’s primary focus was complex family law matters and the distribution of multi-million dollar estates, representing clients of a variety of backgrounds, such as business owners, and other successful professionals, including the entertainment industry, entrepreneurs, and heirs.

Ms. Moder has an extensive litigation background representing individuals in all aspects of family law matters, including child custody and visitation, child support, spousal support, property division, complex financial matters, tax consequences, and pre and post nuptial agreements. Because of her litigation experience, Ms. Moder is able to settle the majority of her cases. She believes that clients should take an active role in determining their future by the settlement process. She also believes that the best settlements for clients are the result of preparation which allows her clients to negotiate from a position of strength. Ms. Moder is compassionate yet strong in helping clients through the difficulties of family law disputes. Although she seeks to resolve matters prior to going to court, she is not reluctant to litigate aggressively on her clients’ behalf.

Ms. Moder is actively involved in the Beverly Hills Bar Association, and the Los Angeles County Bar Association, having served as a member of the Family Law Executive Committees of both associations. Ms. Moder assists with the preparation of the family law “Nuts & Bolts” series of Continuing Legal Education for Beverly Hills Bar Association, providing younger attorneys, and attorneys who are new to family law practice, the necessary education in that specialized field. Ms. Moder was also previously  appointed as liaison between the Los Angeles County Bar Association’ s Barristers Section and Family Law Executive Committee. Ms. Moder has also been published on various occasions in the Los Angeles Daily Journal, Family Lawyer magazine and Attorney at Law magazine.

While attending the University of Minnesota, Ms. Moder lived in South America for extensive periods of time and is fluent in Spanish. She attended the university in both Merida, Venezuela and Santiago, Chile. Prior to attending The John Marshall Law School, she also lived and worked in Europe. Ms. Moder brings her multicultural experiences to her practice where appropriate.

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois: 2006
  • U.S District Court: 2006
  • California: 2013

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Member, Beverly Hills Bar Association
    • Family Law Executive Committee
  • Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association
    • Barristers Section liaison to the Family Law Executive Committee, 2014-2016
  • Former Member, Illinois State Bar Association
  • Former Member, Chicago Bar Association
    • Co-Chair on the Family Law Committee
    • Co-Chair of the Social Committee
    • Young Lawyers Section
  • Former Member, Small Business Association Council of Illinois

Honors, Awards & Accomplishments

  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars
    • Named a Rising Star by LA Magazine, 2016
  • South Texas College of Law, National Family Law Trial Institute
    • Family Law Trial Skills and Family Law Advocacy Court, 2015
    • Advanced Business Valuation Course, 2017

Community Involvement

  • Harriet Buhai Center for Family Law, 2013 – Present
    • Volunteer attorney representing clients in dissolution and paternity matters
  • Levitt & Quinn Family Law Center, 2017 – Present
    • Volunteer attorney representing clients in dissolution and paternity matters
  • Chicago Volunteer Legal Services, 2006-2011
    • Volunteer in the capacity of a Guardian Ad Litem representing minor children though guardianship litigation

Published Work


  • Presenter, “100 Days Before Trial” for Beverly Hills Bar Association’s Nuts & Bolts CLE, 2016
  • Presenter, “Understanding Tax Returns & Financial Statements and Utilizing them to Prepare Requests for Orders, Financial Disclosures and Discovery; Dissomaster Basics” for Beverly Hills Bar Association’s Nuts & Bolts CLE, 2017