Barbara Moser '90, Founding Partner, Kaye • Moser • Hierbaum LLP
Moser began her career in family law as an associate with Brobeck Phleger and Harrison, where she was mentored by fellow USF alumnus Max Gutierrez '59. In 1995, Moser established Kaye • Moser • Hierbaum LLP, a boutique family law firm in San Francisco comprised of many USF alumni. The firm is known for handling the most complex cases, and for dealing with issues such as stock option valuation and international jurisdictional issues. They have been involved in cases around the state involving top executives, professional athletes, and rock stars. The firm also does estate planning, probate and trust litigation, and trusts and estates work. "We are known for zealously representing our clients, so sometimes other attorneys describe us as being aggressive," Moser said. "But we settle the vast majority of our cases, and on very good terms for our clients, precisely because of our zealous representation, our thoroughness, and our attention to detail." Moser has been named a Northern California Super Lawyer three years in a row, and was the recipient of a Reader's Choice Award for San Francisco's Favorite Attorney by J., the Jewish news weekly of Northern California. In 2006, Moser was named USF's John J. Meehan Fellow for her dedication to the professional development of USF law students.