The Moody Firm

The Moody Firm- About

Passionate about Working

with Local Businesses

and Entrepreneurs

Founded by native San Diegan, Autumn Moody, The Moody Firm values honesty, integrity, leadership, dedication to quality, common courtesy, and creative entrepreneurship.




Autumn Moody, Founder of The Moody Firm

Autumn Moody, Founder of The Moody Firm



  • Juris Doctor, 2007


  • Master of Science in Business Administration- Entrepreneurship & Business Development, 2006


  • B.A., Communication Studies, 2003

  • B.A., Human Resources Mgmt, 2003

Activities & Affiliations

  • San Diego County Bar Association, Member

  • Lawyers Club, Member

  • Southern California Mediation Association, Member

  • California Lawyers Association, Labor and Employment Law Section

Law Admissions

  • California Bar License #253984

  • United States District Court, Southern District

  • United States District Court, Central District

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Autumn D. Moody, Principal and Founder

Attorney, Mediator and Business Consultant

Autumn Danielle Moody is a California licensed attorney, mediator for civil litigated cases, and a business consultant.  Ms. Moody has had a successful career as a civil litigation attorney working at prominent national and local insurance defense litigation firms where she represented clients in the private and public sectors.  Ms. Moody is experienced in all phases of pre-trial and trial practice, law and motion practice, arbitration, mediation and appellate practice.  

Ms. Moody previously focused her litigation career in the areas of public entity and civil rights defense, tort litigation, premises liability, employment litigation, entertainment law, homeowner's association disputes, business litigation and contracts disputes, eminent domain and inverse condemnation, public works and construction disputes, product liability, wrongful death, insurance defense, and general counsel.  Autumn has obtained multiple successful court rulings on motions for summary judgment and demurrers and negotiated favorable settlements on behalf of her clients.  

Autumn previously served as both in-house and outside counsel to cities and special districts throughout central and southern California.  As a municipal and public agency attorney, Autumn provided legal advice ranging from complex construction contracts, land use and zoning, general employment and risk management, city council ordinances, California Public Records Act requests, to various matters relating to police and fire departments such as civil rights claims under 42 U.S.C 1983, and the California Government Claims Act. 

Autumn's employment practice focuses on claims involving discrimination, sexual harassment, hostile work environment, unpaid overtime, meal and rest periods, breach of contract, retaliation, wrongful termination, and other related matters.  Autumn also provides training to employers on preventative risk management and personnel policies.    

Autumn Moody previously had a successful career in sales management working for an international medical spa company serving as a Regional Area Manager and overseeing the initial development and growth of multiple commercial retail locations, recruiting and training managers, sales teams, and retaining key personnel during a major company acquisition.  Autumn also worked for one of the largest cosmetics companies in the world as an outside medical sales representative and consulted with dermatologists and plastic surgeons in Southern California and Hawaii.  

Autumn Moody received her J.D. from California Western School of Law and her Masters of Science in Business Administration from San Diego State University's renowned Entrepreneurship and Business Development Program.  

A full CV is available upon request.

How The Moody Firm was created:

Founder Autumn Moody is an experienced civil litigator who has had a successful career working for prominent national, regional, and local litigation defense firms. After grinding out many rigorous hours over late nights and long weekends, Autumn realized that her legal background, sales management experience and advanced business education created a unique opportunity to provide more value for her clients outside the confines of the traditional law firm model.


The Moody Firm is centered around the client first, focusing on a consultative approach to troubleshooting and problem solving everyday business and legal issues. The mission statement is to employ legally defensible strategies that are ethically responsible, reflect common courtesy to all and follow the golden rule while engaging in law and business.

Book a Consultation with Autumn:

Finding the right attorney and business consultant to work with you is a choice not to be taken lightly. That’s why The Moody Firm offers free consultations to walk you through your needs, the scope of your goals, and your budget.

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Fun Fact:

Autumn loves dogs and her dog Frasier loves exploring! Do not be surprised if you see the two of them together cruising around Ocean Beach on a beautiful Sunny San Diego day.

Photo of Frasier in front of the Ocean Beach Pier, 2017

Fun Facts about Autumn's hometown, Lakeside, CA:

From 1859-1886, Lakeside was primarily a ranching town.  In 1886, Lakeside became a town site and a tourist destination when the Lakeside Inn was built.  From 1886-1920 the focus of the town changed from livestock ranching to fruit ranching and a resort town.  From the 1920's to the 1950's the County's land boom effected Lakeside's development and the town turned into a more community based economy rather than a resort based town.  Lakeside once had the most quarter horses per capita in the entire United States!  Little old Lakeside (not so little anymore), right here in San Diego County.  Not many people know that fact.  It is one of those things you find out when you are proud of your home town, and want to continue to honor the people who helped make you who you are today.  To find out more about Lakeside, check out the Lakeside Historical Society here.