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Cary J. Mogerman

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in St. Louis, MO

Carmody MacDonald P.C.
120 S. Central Avenue, Suite 1800
St. Louis, MO 63105
Phone: 314-854-8600
Fax: 314-854-8660
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2022
Licensed in Missouri Since: 1985
Practice Areas: Family Law
Attorney Profile

Cary J. Mogerman represents individuals in a wide range of divorce, marital and family law matters, with emphasis on complex or high asset divorce cases which may involve interests in businesses, professional practices, or complex executive compensation issues, as well as cases involving existing estate plans and trusts, spousal support and child custody disputes. 

Recognized by his peers as a leader in family law practice, Cary is a Fellow and President of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, having served on the Executive Committee of the Academy for ten years and chaired or been an active participant on many Academy committees.  Cary is also one of only 100 Diplomates of the American College of Family Trial Lawyers, an organization of top family trial lawyers limited to an invitation-only membership of 100 members from around the United States, all of whom must also be Fellows of the AAML.  He is a Fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers, and a member of the Missouri Bar Family Law Section and the American Bar Association Family Law Section. He is a past President of the Missouri Chapter, AAML and past Chair of the Family and Juvenile Law Section of the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis.  In 2020 he was one of thirty Missouri family law attorneys recognized on the Missouri Lawyers' Weekly "Power 30 List" for Family Law.  He presently serves as Chair of the six-member of the Missouri Commission on Retirement, Removal and Discipline of the Missouri judicial system.

Cary is a frequent lecturer on family law topics for professional organizations including the Missouri Bar and the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, among others.   He authored two chapters of the legal Missouri Bar deskbook “Missouri Family Law” as well as numerous articles on a wide range of topics for legal journals and publications which include the Journal of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and the ABA's Family Advocate magazine.  His most recent published writing project is a book entitled A Guide to Divorce in Missouri:  Simple Answers to Complex Questions, (Addicus Books 2017), presently available at Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com.

Mr. Mogerman has been listed by Naifeh and Smith as one of the Best Lawyers in America* for family law annually since 1996, and designated its "Lawyer of the Year" for Family Law in St. Louis in 2009 and 2019.   He is also listed among the “Top 50 ” (St. Louis) and “Top 100” (Missouri/Kansas) Super Lawyers lists, since 2006. He has also received the highest rating of AV Preeminent** from Martindale-Hubbell. In 2008, Mr. Mogerman was selected by the the Missouri Bar Family Law Section to receive its annual Roger P. Krumm Family Law Practitioner Award  in recognition of his work for the advancement of family law and in 2019 was named the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers "Fellow of the Year.

Cary enjoys teaching and mentoring other lawyers in the field of family law, and since 2006 has been a faculty member of the Academy's annual Institute for Family Law Associates, held annually in Chicago, Illinois, and since 2012 for the ABA's Family Law Trial Advocacy Institute, presented annually in conjunction with the National Institute for Trial Advocacy in Boulder, Colorado.

He is married and the father of three adult sons.  

*The Best Lawyers in America® 2013. Copyright 2013 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC.

**AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used 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 confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

About Cary J. Mogerman

First Admitted: 1985, Missouri

Professional Webpage: https://www.carmodymacdonald.com/cary-mogerman

Bar/Professional Activity

  • President, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • President-Elect, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 2021
  • Member and past-Chair, Missouri Judicial Commission on Retirement, Removal and Discipline , 2021
  • Member, Missouri Commission on Retirement, Removal and Discipline of the Judiciary, 2017
  • Trained Family Law Arbitrator, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 2020
  • First Vice-President, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Second Vice President, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 2015-present
  • Treasurer, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 2011 - 2013
  • AAML Institute for Family Law Associates, 2007 - Present
  • Past-President, Missouri Chapter, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 2002-2003
  • Member, Missouri Bar, Family Law Section
  • Member, Missouri Chapter Sub-Board of Review
  • Member, AAML committees on Admissions Procedures, 2007 - 2011
  • Member, Board of Directors, AAML Foundation, 2010 – 2016
  • Member, Family Law Sections, American Bar Association
  • Fellow, International Academy of Family Lawyers, 2013-present
  • Co-Chair, Missouri Chapter AAML CLE Committee, 2007 - Present
  • Member, Board of Governors, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 2005 - 2012
  • Continuing Legal Education, 2011 - 2014
  • Past-Chair, Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, Family and Juvenile Law Section, 1993 - 1995

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers "Fellow of the Year"

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Past-President of Congregation Temple Israel, St. Louis 2002-2004
  • Member, Board of Directors, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Foundation, Chicago, IL, 2010-2016, 2010
  • Faculty, Institute for Family Law Associates, presented annually by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Chicago, Illinois, 2006-present, 2006
  • Faculty, Family Law Trial Advocacy Institute of the American Bar Association Family Law Section and the National Institute for Trial Advocacy, presented annually in Boulder, Colorado, 2012 - present, 2012

Educational Background

  • JD Washington University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri, 1985

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Author, with M. Niemira, Domestic Tort Claims in the Context of Divorce, Family Advocate, published by ABA Family Law Section, 2016
  • Frequent lecturer on a wide variety of topics related to the practice of divorce and family law for the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Missouri Bar, Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, University of Missouri School of Law, St. Louis County Bar Association
  • Author, Chapters on Characterization and Division of Property and Conflicts of Law, Missouri Bar Family Law Deskbook
  • Co-Author, Articles on Privacy in Divorce, and Wiretapping and Electronic Surveillance in the Journal of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Faculty, ABA/NITA Family Law Trial Advocacy Institute, Boulder, Colorado, 2012-present
  • Faculty, AAML Annual Institute for Family Law Associates, Chicago, Illinois, 2006 to date
  • Author, Chapter 15 of the MoBar Missouri Family Law Deskbook: "Characterization and Division of Property in Divorce"
  • Author, Chapter 27 of the MoBar Missouri Family Law Deskbook,  "Conflicts of Law"
  • Author, with J. Kodner, Joinder of third Parties to Allocate Property Interests in Divorce, St. Louis Bar Journal, 2016
  • Author of the Foreword, to Steven Peskind's One Hundred Days Before Trial: A Family Lawyer's Guide to Preparation and Strategy, ABA Publishing 2015, Author, ABA Publishing, 2015

Honors/Awards

  • , Fellow of the Year, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 2018
  • "Roger P. Krumm Family Law Practitioner of the Year Award", Missouri Bar and its Family Law Section, 2008
  • "Lawyer of the Year for Family Law", St. Louis, Best Lawyers Publication, 2009, Lawyer of the Year, St. Louis, Family Law, Best Lawyers in America publication, 2009
  • Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 1995
  • , John C. Shepherd Professionalism Award, Bar Association of Metropolitan St Louis, 1997
  • "AV" rating of the Martindale-Hubbell Legal Directory"
  • Lawyer of the Year, St. Louis, Family Law, Best Lawyers in America publication, 2019
  • Worth Magazine's Annual List of "Top 100 Attorneys Representing Affluent Individuals", 2007

Industry Groups

  • And Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Marital
  • Matrimonial
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Office Location for Cary J. Mogerman

120 S. Central Avenue
Suite 1800
St. Louis, MO 63105

Last Updated: 7/28/2022

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