Ann M. Moody is the firm's senior trial paralegal. Her seasoned skills have been fostered through Judah Lifschitz's mentoring over the past 20 years. Working with Judah, she has gained extensive experience in state and federal courts, as well as arbitrations and mediations.
Ann has been responsible for large teams of paralegals conducting discovery around the country, including a document production on a secure military installation, and preparing for and arranging depositions and international videoconferences. She is knowledgeable in working on electronic databases in concordance and matters relating to e-discovery. Additionally, Ann has been involved in the preparation of trial graphics.
As part of a dynamic trial team, Ann believes that her attention to detail and extensive pre-trial preparation make it easier for the attorneys to do their jobs, and, in turn, best serve the client. At the end of jury trials, Ann will canvas the jurors to gain insight into their perceptions and feedback. This insight has provided invaluable information to our trial team and allows our team to continue its tradition of working harder and smarter than the opposition when trying jury cases.
When preparing for or attending trials and mediations, Ann brings an unmatched level of dedication and commitment to the trial team. She also believes that an intense commitment to perfection and detail is the core of any success, in or out of the courtroom. A prime example of this attention to detail is a three-month jury trial in federal court, in which the judge added Ann's daily log of admitted trial exhibits into evidence, superseding the clerk's daily record of exhibits.
- George Washington University, Paralegal Program, 1978
- University of Notre Dame of Maryland, B.A., 1978
- Past board member, National Capital Area Paralegals Association
- Past member, Northern Virginia Board of Realtors