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I am a marital and family law attorney.  Our firm, Zerman Mogerman LLC, is a leader in family law practice in St. Louis and throughout Missouri, and limits its practice to complex dissolution of marriage matters involving substantial assets, closely-held businesses or professional practices,  child custody, and related appellate practice.   We represent some of St. Louis' most prominent citizens with utmost discretion and skill.  Our firm consists of my partner, Allan H. Zerman and I, and we practice with six associates:  Mary E. Niemira, Patricia Susi, Joseph Kodner, Penny Robinson, Stephanie Jones, and Melody Noel. I am a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.  


Practice areas


  1. Family: 100%
    27 years

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Contact info

Zerman Mogerman LLC

100 South Brentwood Blvd
Suite 325
St. Louis, MO, 63105-1635


MOGood Standing, Active198501/08/2013
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Missouri/Kansas Top 100 SuperLawyerSuperLawyers2011
St Louis Top 50 SuperLawyerSuperLawyers2011
Listed one of St. Louis' Top Family Law AttorneysSt Louis Magazine2011
Roger P. Krumm Family Law Practitioner AwardMissouri Bar Family Law Section2009
Lawyer of the Year, Family Law, St. LouisBest Lawyers in America2009
Top 100 Attorneys Serving Affluent Clients and their FamiliesWorth Magazine2007
John C. Shepherd Award for ProfessionalismBar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis1997
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerZerman Mogerman LLC1997 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Academy of Matrimonial LawyersBoard of Governors2005 - Present
American Academy of Matrimonial LawyersFellow1995 - Present
Missouri BarN/A1985 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1985 - Present
St Louis County Bar AssociationMember1985 - Present
American Academy of Matrimonial LawyersTreasurerN/A
American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (Missouri Chapter)Past-President2001 - 2002
Bar Association of Metropolitan St. LouisChair Family and Juvenile Law Section1993 - 1995
Publication nameTitleDate
Journal of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Vol. 21, No. 2The New Era of Electronic Eavesdropping and Divorce: An Analysis of the Federal Law Relating to Eavesdropping and Privacy in the Internet Age2008
Missouri Family Law, 6th EditionCharacterization and Division of Property in Divorce2004
Missouri Family Law, Sixth EditionConflicts of Law2004
St Louis Bar JournalDiscovering Undisclosed Assets in Divorce Cases1995
Journal of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Vol. 12, No.2, Winter,Wiretapping and Divorce: A Survey and Analysis of the Federal and State Laws Relating to Electronic Eavesdropping and their Application in Divorce Cases1994
St. Louis Bar JournalJurisdictional Issues and Conflicts of Law in Missouri1990
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Washington University School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor1985
Drake UniversityHistory and Political ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1982
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
BAMSL Bench and Bar ConferenceSeven Interesting Trends in the Dissolution of Marriage Cases2011
AAML Missouri Chapter Biennial Family Law SymposiumThe Top Ten Child Custody Cases Every Missouri Divorce Lawyer Should Know2011
MoBar Annual Solo and Small Firm ConferenceHow to be the Last One Standing: Duelling Experts in Family Law Cases2010
MoBar Annual Family Law ConferenceThe Business of Getting Divorced- Approaches to Handling Cases Involving Business Interests and Finances: A Symposium in Four Segments2010
AAML Institute for Family Law AssociatesTales from the Uniform Trust Code- A 'Hot Tip' You Can Use to Invade a Trust to Enforce a Judgment2010
AAML Institute for Family Law AssociatesThe Intersection of Family Law and Criminal Law2010
Missouri Bar Annual Family Law ConferenceSupport and Taxes: Maintenance, Child Support & College2009
AAML Institute for Family Law AssociatesHelping Your Expert Prepare to Testify in a Child Custody Case-A Brief and Concise Primer2009
MoBar Annual Family Law ConferenceElectronic Evidence in the Family Court2008
AAML Mid-year MeetingMoney Laundering and You: A Cautionary Tale (or Don't Shoot Me, I'm Only the Piano Player)2008
AAML Institute for Family Law AssociatesHow to Second Chair a Family Law Trial2008
MoBar Annual MeetingSpyware: What It Is, What It Does, and Use and Misuse in Divorce Cases2007
AFCC-St. Louis ChapterUse of Pornography as a Factor in Child Custody Cases: How Much is Too Much?2007
Trial Skills Judicial CollegeEvidentiary Issues in Child Custody Cases2006
MoBar Annual Family Law ConferenceCivility and the Practice of Family Law: How Seldom is Heard a 'Discourteous Word?'2006