150 N. Michigan Ave. Ste. 1420
Chicago, IL 60601

Cary J. Mogerman

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Zerman Mogerman LLC

Contact Information

Park Place, Suite 325
100 S. Brentwood Boulevard
St. Louis MO 63105-1635
Work (314) 862-4444
Fax (314) 727-4440

Practice State



I lead a firm of six conscientious, experienced attorneys who devote their practices exclusively to divorce, marital and family law. My partners and I represent men and women in the St. Louis metropolitan area and its surrounding counties,and occasionally in other counties throughout Missouri.

While the central focus of our practice is upon matters involving substantial assets and income, we also efficiently and meticulously represent individuals in relatively uncomplicated divorce cases. We have a wealth of experience with cases involving business interests (both private and public), professional practices, complex executive compensation and and complex estate plans. We also accept child custody and appellate matters.

I have been listed in the directory "Best Lawyers" since 1999, and as its "St. Louis Lawyer of the Year--Family Law", in 2009. The Super Lawyers publication has designated me a "Top 100" Missouri Super Lawyer and a "Top 50" St. Louis Super Lawyer.

We welcome any call. If we cannot accept the representation, we will promptly assist in referring the matter to other capable counsel here and throughout the State of Missouri.




Traditional representation of individuals in all divorce and divorce-related matters, with emphasis on trial or settlement of cases involving substantial assets, business interests, professional practices, executive compensation, complex estate plans involving family wealth, or complex child custody issues. 



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  • St. Louis, Missouri


Washington University, St. Louis J.D. 1985;  Drake University, B.A. 1982.

Legal Organizations

Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers; Diplomate of the American College of Family Trial Lawyers;  Missouri Bar Association and its Family Law Section; American Bar Association and its Family Law Section; Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, past- chair, Section on Family and Juvenile Law; St. Louis County Bar Association; Master, Theodore McMillian Inn of Court.


Named St. Louis' "Lawyer of the Year, Family Law" by Best Lawyers, 2009

Recipient, "Roger P. Krumm Family Law Practitioner of the Year,"  presented by the Missouri Bar and its Family Law Section, 2008

Listed, Worth Magazine, "Top 100 Attorneys Serving Affluent Clients and Their Families," Dec. 2007.

"Best Lawyers,"  Family Law, 1999-present;

Recipient, "John C. Shepherd Award for Professionalism in Law Practice," by Bar Assn. of Metro. St. Louis, 1997.

Listed, as one of St. Louis' "Best Lawyers," St. Louis Magazine, 2002-present.

Listed by Super Lawyers publication as one of St. Louis' "Top 50 Super Lawyers," 2006-present, and as one of Missouri and Kansas' "Top 100 Super Lawyers," 2006-present, and as a Missouri and Kansas "Super Lawyer" 2005-present.

CLE Presentations

Faculty, ABA/NITA "Family Law Trial Advocacy Institute," Boulder, Colorado (2012 to present);

Representative presentations include:

Divorce Lawyer's Guide to Some Obscure and Nettlesome Accounting Concepts, Missouri Chapter AAML 2013; Dealing With Trusts, Corporations, and Other Third Parties in Divorce Cases, Missouri Chapter AAML 2015; 100 Days to Trial: Practical Pointers for Prudent Preparation, AAML Webinar with Robert N. Rosen, Esq., 2015;

"The Business of Getting Divorced- Handling Divorce Cases with Complex Business Interests and Finances," MoBar Family Law Conference, Plenary Session 2010;

Divorce Among the Affluent, 2013;

"Mad Men-----and Women: Ethical Issues in Child Custody Practice", MoBar Family Law Conference, Plenary Session 2012;

"The Intersection of Criminal Law and Family Law," 2010;

"Expert Witnesses in Divorce Cases," 2010;

"Money Laundering and YOU--- (or Don't Shoot Me, I'm Only the Piano Player)- Section 18 USC 1956 & 1957 for The Divorce Lawyer," 2008;

"The Top Ten Cases Every Missouri Family Lawyer Should Know Backwards and Forwards"-  AAML Missouri 2008;

"Spyware-Use and Mis-Use in Divorce Cases,"  MoBar Annual Meeting, 2007;

Evidence in Child Custody Cases, Mo. Judicial College, 2008;

Tax Losses in Divorce Cases, AAML 2001;

"Family Law Case Law Updates", annually, for AAML Missouri Chapter, BAMSL, and St. Louis County Bar, 1995-to present;

Characterization and Division of Property in Divorce, 2005;

"Settlement or Trial?"- MoBar  Family Law Conference, 2005;

"Civility in the Practice of Family Law:  How Seldom is Heard a 'Discourteous' Word?" MoBar Family Law Conference, 2006

"Trends in Division of Property," Mo. Judicial College, 2005.


"The New Era of Electronic Eavesdropping and Divorce," Journal of the AAML, Vol. 21, No. 2, 2008;   Author, "Conflicts of Law'' and "Characterization and Division of Property'' chapters in 2 MO Family Law (MO Bar, Sixth Edition, 2004 and all biennial supplements thereafter); "Wiretapping and Divorce - A Survey and Analysis of the Federal and State Laws Relating to Electronic Eavesdropping and Their Application in Divorce Cases", Journal of AAML, Vol. 12, No. 2, Winter, 1994.

AAML National

Officer (Second Vice President) of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 2015-present; Officer (Treasurer) of  the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 2011- 2013; Missouri Representative to AAML Board of Governors, 2005-2011

Board of Directors, AAML Foundation, 2010-present;

Faculty, AAML Institute for Family Law Associates, Chicago, Illinois, 2007-present;

Co-Chair, AAML Negotiation Seminar Committee, 2014-present; Co-Chair, AAML Marketing Committee, 2015-;

Chair, AAML Budget and Finance Committee, 2011- 2013;

Member, 2014-present.

Member, Continuing Legal Education Committee 2012; Member, Institute for Family Law Associates Committee 2007-present;

Past-Chair, Bounds of Advocacy Review Committee (2010);

Member, Admissions Procedures Committee, 2007-2011;

Fellow of the AAML, September, 1995.

AAML Chapter

Missouri Chapter President 2002-2003;  Missouri Chapter Representative to AAML Board of Governors, 2005-2011; Missouri Chapter Sub-Board of Review 2010-present; Missouri Chapter CLE Committee 2007-present.

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