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Family Law "How To" Series: Solving Complicated, Yet Common, Problems in Family Law — Faculty Bios



Anne C. Kiley, CFLS, has been practicing family law since 1990 and has been a Certified Family Law Specialist since 2000. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics, with honors, from the University of Michigan in 1986, and received her J.D. cum laude from the University of Michigan in 1989. She is a partner at Elkins Kalt in Century City, where she heads their family law department and is a Fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers and the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Ms. Kiley has been an adjunct professor of law at the University of Southern California Gould Law School, where she has taught Family Law and Community Property. Ms. Kiley is a frequent teacher for California Family Law Report (CFLR)/The Rutter Group, including co-teaching the annual Family Law Updates, teaching property for the Advanced Family Law Course and co-teaching trial advocacy programs. Ms. Kiley has also made several presentations on family law issues for multiple bar organizations and other groups. Her Martindale-Hubbell rating is “AV,” she has been recognized as one of the top attorneys in Southern California by the Los Angeles Times Magazine, is a Lawyer of the Year Honoree in Family Law for 2022 and has been included in Best Lawyers in America since 2007.

Christopher C. Melcher, CFLS-CALS, is dual specialized in family law and appellate law. His practice focuses on the financial aspects of divorce, litigation regarding premarital agreements, and international family law. He is a Fellow of the AAML and served as Chair of the State Bar of California Family Law Section for the 2011-2012 term. He has presented over 200 continuing legal education programs and published books and articles on family law.

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