USC Gould Search

Anne Kiley
USC Gould School of Law

Anne Kiley

Lecturer in Law

699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA

Last Updated: January 9, 2018




Anne Kiley has been practicing family law for over 25 years, and has been a certified family law specialist since 2001.

She recognizes the unique challenges presented by family law and has a unique ability to counsel clients through the complex and emotionally charged issues that arise during the proceeding.

Kiley is well known for being direct and efficient. She believes most cases can be resolved without trial, but knows when a case cannot be settled and has the skills to prepare and bring a case to resolution either way.

She believes that the relationship between a client and attorney is of paramount importance and to be successful requires trust and respect. A client deserves communication, responsiveness, guidance and an understanding of the proceeding to make educated decisions. Kiley also believes knowledge of the law and the rules of court are a critical component of proper representation and she is meticulous in her dedication to studying and understanding family law.

Her steadfast commitment to professionalism has led to numerous honors and awards. Kiley has an AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell for professional excellence and ethical standards. She has also been recognized by Los Angeles Times Magazine as a Southern California “Super Lawyer” for the past 10 years, and as one of the top 50 women lawyers in Southern California since 2011. Additionally, Kiley has been named to “Best Lawyers in America” since 2007.

FACULTY IN THE NEWS

Bloomberg Government
June 22, 2022
Re: Franita Tolson

Franita Tolson was interviewed about how federal lawsuits from North Carolina, Alabama, and Arkansas test the limits of the Voting Rights Act, the boundaries of state government authority, and the ability of voting rights groups to file racial gerrymandering cases. “These doctrines and approaches in these cases fundamentally reset the rules of the game,” she said. “In 2030 we will live in a completely different world than we lived in in 2020, and 2020 was not favorable to minority voters at all.”

RECENT SCHOLARSHIP

Robin Craig
March, 2022

"Saltwater Sovereignty: Tribal Marine Management Authority Along the Pacific Coast.” Online Environmental Law Workshop. University of Maryland School of Law, Baltimore, MD.

Daniel Klerman
March, 2022

“Comment on Choi, Erickson, & Pritchard, ‘Coalitions among Plaintiffs’ Attorneys in Securities Class Actions’,” Conference on Empirical Legal Studies, Virtual, Toronto, ON, Canada.

Robin Craig
March, 2022

“Who’s on First? The Mind-Blowing Attempt to Conceptualize Deference in the Midst of Decision Delays and Agency Repeals,” J.B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Environmental Law Symposium for the George Washington University School of Law, Virtual, Washington, D.C.