Joseph J. Kodner

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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 Rising Stars: 2008 - 2012, 2015 - 2016
Licensed Since: 2003
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (90%),
  • Appellate (10%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Japanese
Attorney Profile

A partner at Zerman Mogerman LLC, Joseph J. Kodner skillfully represents his clients throughout the St. Louis, Missouri, metropolitan area. He focuses his practice on family law matters, including high net worth divorces and related issues.

After receiving a Bachelor of Arts in 1999 from Washington University in St. Louis, where he was honored with membership in the Phi Beta Kappa Society, Mr. Kodner pursued his legal education at Washington University School of Law, where he served as a member of the Washington University Global Studies Law Review. After being awarded his Juris Doctor in 2003, Mr. Kodner first worked for an insurance defense firm in Kansas City, Missouri, before moving to St. Louis and joining Zerman Mogerman LLC in 2005. He is admitted to practice in both Missouri and Kansas.

Throughout his career, Mr. Kodner has constantly worked to improve his knowledge and skill level. He is a 2008 graduate of the Family Law Trial Advocacy Institute, an annual program presented by the American Bar Association. He also attended the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers' Institute for Family Law Associates in 2006 and 2009. By constantly working to increase his knowledge and to stay abreast of changes in the law, Mr. Kodner has been able to develop his practice to a high level.

Mr. Kodner is highly regarded by his fellow professionals, as evidenced by his receipt of a 10.0 "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo. A member of The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, he has authored numerous works on various family law issues and is frequently asked to deliver presentations on matrimonial and related topics at seminars and conferences.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Family Law (90%): Dissolution, Divorce, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property

Appellate (10%): Appeals

Focus Areas

Dissolution, Divorce, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Appeals


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Rising Stars: 2008 - 2012, 2015 - 2016

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About Joseph Kodner

Admitted: 2003, Missouri


  • Phi Beta Kappa, 1999
  • Designated a "Super Lawyers Rising Star", by Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers, a publication of Law and Politics Magazine, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011
  • Awarded the honor for most outstanding note of 2003, Global Studies Law Review

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Kansas
  • Missouri

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Author, Missouri Family Law CLE Deskbook Chapter 27, The Missouri Bar, 2011
  • "The Impact of the Reconfigured Family on Estate and Trust Issues" at the 2010 Solo and Small Firm Conference presented by the Missouri Bar, Presenter, 2010
  • Global Studies Law Review, Associate Editor, Washington University School of Law, 2003
  • Co-Author of the 2007 and 2009 Updates to the Conflicts of Law Chapter in the Family Law Deskbook published by The Missouri Bar
  • Missouri Bar Family Law CLE chapter on Conflicts of Law, Co-Author

Educational Background:

  • Graduate of the American Bar Association's Family Law Trial Advocacy Institute, 2008
  • Washington University, Bachelor of Arts, Double Major in East Asian Studies and Anthropology, 1999
  • Participated in the 2006 and 2009 American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers' Training Institutes for Family Law Associates
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Office Location for Joseph J. Kodner

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

Phone: 314-854-8600

Fax: 314-854-8660

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Last Updated: 4/15/2019

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