Ann Taylor Schwing is of counsel in the Municipal Law practice group of Best Best & Krieger LLP. Prior to joining the firm in 2010, Ann was of counsel with McDonough Holland & Allen in Sacramento for 24 years.
Ann’s practice focuses on litigation where she specializes in appeals, motions and research and on conservation easements. She divides her time between work for the firm, writing legal treatises, involvement in The Anthony M. Kennedy Inn of Court, and serving on several nonprofit boards and the Land Trust Accreditation Commission.
Ann received the American Inns of Court Professionalism Award for the Ninth Circuit in 2004 and the Federal Bar Association Sacramento Chapter award for Outstanding and Tireless Service to the Federal Bar and Judiciary in 2003. She also is a recipient of the Melville M. Bigelow scholarship award for the graduate with the greatest promise as a scholar and a teacher of the law from Boston University School of Law in 1975.
Ann serves on the board of directors of Scribes, The American Society of Legal Writers. She is a fellow of the American Bar Foundation. She serves as commissioner and secretary for the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, and as an executive committee member and Master of the Bench for The Anthony M. Kennedy Inn of Court. Since its inception, she has served as a member and reporter for the Judicial Advisory Committee for the Eastern District of California and the Subcommittee on Local Rules. Ann is also a panel member for the Voluntary Dispute Resolution Program for the Eastern District of California.
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