Anne-Marie Rábago is Cofounder of Modern Juris, a community of creative lawyers committed to bridging the access to justice gap. Prior to this new venture, she was Director of the Texas Opportunity & Justice Incubator (TOJI) at the State Bar of Texas. She led the April 2017 launch of TOJI and quickly scaled the program to become the largest legal incubator in Texas (possibly the world). In 2019, Anne-Marie guided TOJI’s statewide expansion and transition to virtual delivery.
Prior to TOJI, Anne-Marie served as Director of the Access to Law Initiative, a legal incubator at California Western School of Law (CWSL). In addition, she was an Adjunct Professor of Federal Income Tax at CWSL and a Faculty member for Solo Practice University where she teaches solo and small firm attorneys about tax requirements for their legal businesses.
In 2009, Anne-Marie started Rábago Business & Tax Law, APC, and over the following seven years, she advised hundreds of small business owners on tax and legal compliance matters. For this work, she was named a San Diego Super Lawyers® Rising Star in 2016 and 2017. Anne-Marie is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and a Member of the American Bar Association.
After completing her JD at CWSL, she received an LLM in Taxation from Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law. Anne-Marie is licensed to practice law in California and Texas. In her spare time, she is an avid craft beer enthusiast who enjoys world travel adventures with her husband.
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