29 Years




Ann Kinsey Schu

Ann Kinsey Schu

Ann Kinsey Schu focuses her practice in the areas of family law, estate planning, trust litigation, and general civil litigation.

Ann’s Practice Areas

Civil Litigation


Trust & Estate

858.551.2440 x. 324


Anna Lisa Vega
858.551.2440 x328

Paralegal Estate and Tax:
Mari E. Wadsworth
858.551.2440 x329

Bars and Courts
  • California Bar
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
Professional Affiliations
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • La Jolla Bar Association, Director
  • Lawyers Club of San Diego
  • ProVisors
  • San Diego Family Law Bar Association
  • University of San Diego School of Law, JD (San Diego Law Review, Editor-in-Chief, Volume 51)
  • University of Pennsylvania, BA Psychology
Community Affiliations
  • Penn Club of San Diego
  • University of Pennsylvania Athlete Mentor Program
  • Promises2Kids Advisory Committee


Advising and representing individuals who are going through divorce, including taking the case from filing to judgment, preparing and negotiating marital settlement agreements, participating in mediation, negotiating to settlement, and preparing for trial.


Advising and representing individuals in various family law matters, including parentage cases, stepparent adoption cases, grandparent visitation cases, Department of Child Support Services cases, and preparing and negotiating premarital agreements, postmarital agreements, child custody agreements, cohabitation agreements, and co-ownership agreements.


Advising and representing individuals engaging in assisted reproduction, including preparing egg donation and surrogacy agreements.


Advising and representing individuals in estate planning matters, including preparing estate plans and trust amendments.


Advising and representing individuals in guardianship proceedings, trust disputes, and probate matters.

Representative Transactions


Settled in mediation a divorce case involving a family business.

Successfully defended against a grandparent visitation petition at trial.

Settled in mediation a stepparent adoption case.

Trust dispute concerning assets in excess of $12 million.

Publications and Speaking Engagements


Ann E. Kinsey, Comment, A Modern King Solomon’s Dilemma: Why State Legislatures Should Give Courts the Discretion To Find that a Child Has More than Two Legal Parents, 51 SAN DIEGO L. REV. 295 (2014).


Moderator: “Clients with Diminished Capacity: Advice for Their Advisors,” Co-Sponsored by BKF and Monarch Cottage, La Jolla

Employment Background


During law school, Ann externed for the Honorable M. James Lorenz of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California and the Honorable Amy M. Pellman of the Los Angeles Superior Court.


Prior to law school, Ann spent three years in the Bronx, New York serving foster children and their families. She served as a Family Foster Care Caseworker and also the Educational Coordinator for the Children’s Aid Society.

Special Notes


As a member of the Penn softball team, Ann was awarded First Team All-Ivy League honors for four years, was unanimously voted the 2007 Ivy League Player of the Year, and served as a captain her junior and senior seasons.  Ann was inducted into the University of Pennsylvania Athletics Hall of Fame Class XI on May 4, 2019.