annAnn M. Cerney- Retired from Firm

Ann Cerney practiced Social Security law for over 30 years up until her retirement at the end of 2014. She was a sustaining member of the National Organization of Social Security Claimant’s Representatives, and was a founding member of its Sacramento branch (SOSSCR). Ann Cerney had been admitted to the California Bar, and admitted to practice law in the United States District Courts of the Eastern and Northern Districts of California, as well as the 9th Circuit.

Ms. Cerney graduated from Dominican University in 1956, and from Humphreys College, School of Law in 1975. She has taught for the Salinas Unified School District, and volunteered teaching environmental units at Lodi Unified School District. Ms. Cerney taught English as a Second Language at the Patterson, New Jersey Community Center and also taught high school in Colombia, South America.

Ann Cerney has been exceptionally active in her community. She is a state board member of California Rural Legal Assistance, a non-profit law firm which has 24 offices across the state. She sat as a judge pro tem for San Joaquin County, and was formerly on the elected Board of Trustees San Joaquin Delta Community College District; a political position she held for 14 years. She is a citizen advocate for environmental issues in the San Joaquin Valley, primarily those issues pertaining to land-use and planning. She was a litigant in the area’s big ‘Wal-Mart case’: Citizens for Open Government v. City Council of Lodi, Civil No: C051419. She was honored by the San Joaquin County Bar with the 2011 Law Day award for her contributions to the legal community.

Ann Cerney has five children and six grandchildren. She has lived in Lodi, California for over 40 years.