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Ann Bauer

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Clayton, MO

The Center for Family Law, LLC
7710 Carondelet Avenue, Suite 405
Clayton, MO 63105
Phone: 314-721-8844
Fax: 314-721-8855
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2008, 2011 - 2021
Licensed in Missouri Since: 1994
Practice Areas: Family Law
Attorney Profile

After 15 years of working in early childhood education with both children and their parents, Ann E. Bauer has a deep understanding of how difficult family law cases can be. She handles all matters of family law at The Center for Family Law in Missouri. A member of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and the Collaborative Family Law Association, Ms. Bauer is qualified to handle cases that are settled through mediation or negotiations, but is also prepared to take a case to trial when necessary.

Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Ms. Bauer earned a Bachelor of Science from Iowa State University and a Master of Education from the Erikson Institute of Child Development at Loyola University. After an enriching career, she changed her focus from psychology to law and earned a Juris Doctor from Washington University School of Law in 1994. For her commitment to legal ethics and professional accomplishments, she earned the highest peer rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell.

Her passion for children and families comes through in her work with the American Bar Association’s Family Law section, The Missouri Bar Association, The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts and the International Association of Collaborative Professionals. Ms. Bauer has also served on parenting coordination task forces and as guardian ad litem in St. Louis County Family Court for children in situations of domestic violence, and has volunteered for Legal Services of Eastern Missouri.

Ms. Bauer’s areas of focus include all matters of family law such as protective orders, adoption and juvenile law, paternity, divorce and legal separation, child support and custody, estate planning, guardianship and conservatorship, and small business matters.

* AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards

Practice Areas
  • 100%Family Law
Focus Areas

Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law


15 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2008, 2011 - 2021

Certificates and Credentials

About Ann Bauer

First Admitted: 1994, Missouri

Professional Webpage:


  • Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers of Missouri and Kansas, 2005-2008 and 2011
  • in recognition of excellence, skill, integrity, commitment, and dedication to the improvement and advancement of family law practice and the children and families involved in family law matters., Roger P. Krumm Family Law Award, Missouri Bar Association, 2013
  • Volunteer Lawyer of the Year in 2001
  • Rated AV by Martindale Hubbell
  • In recognition of outstanding service to those in need of legal assistance., Pro Bono Service Award, Missouri Bar, 2012

Bar/Professional Activity

  • American Bar Association (Family Law Section)
  • The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (Family & Juvenile Law Section)
  • International Association of Collaborative Professionals (IACP)
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • The Missouri Bar Association (Family Law Section Chair 2003-2005)
  • Collaborative Family Law Association in St. Louis (CFLA founding member of association and board member 2004-2005)
  • The Missouri Bar Association (Family Law Section and governing council member since 1999)
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (organizing committee for the Missouri AFCC chapter and board member and treasurer 2002-2007)

Educational Background

  • Iowa State University, B.S., 1973
  • Loyola University, (The Erikson Institute of Child Development) M.Ed., 1976

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Elected to the Board of Directors of the YWCA of Metropolitan St. Louis., 2018
  • Association for Conflict Resolution; President of the Advisory Board for Woman's Place, 2000-present
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Office Location for Ann Bauer

7710 Carondelet Avenue
Suite 405
Clayton, MO 63105

Phone: 314-721-8844

Fax: 314-721-8855

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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