Your attorney in Zurich

Attorney Dr. iur. Annekatrin Wortha represents you in a committed and competent manner.

Portrait Annekatrin Wortha

Annekatrin Wortha

Dr. iur., Attorney at Law


Annekatrin Wortha studied and obtained her doctoral degree at the University of Zurich. She completed her legal studies in spring 2013. During her studies, she worked as a legal research assistant in a large Zurich law firm. After submitting her doctoral thesis in 2014, she worked as a clerk at the Zurich District Court in criminal and civil law from 2015. She has been working as an attorney specialising in family law and children’s law since 2020, and is with Spühler Rechtsanwälte since 2022.

Language skills

– German (mother tongue)
– English

Bar Registry

Attorney Annekatrin Wortha is registered with the Zurich Bar Registry and admitted to practice in all Switzerland.

Overview of education and professional activities

2021 – 2022
CAS Prozessführung – Civil Litigation IRP-HSG

Since January 2022
Attorney at law with Spühler Rechtsanwälte

Since August 2021
Editor of iusNet Family Law

2020 – 2021
Attorney at law with Kanzlei im Turm AG, Winterthur

2014 – 2020
District Court of Zurich
(auditor: 10th division, 5th division [Family and inheritance matters] and “Audienz”; clerk: 10th division)

Admission to the bar of the Canton of Zurich

Acquisition of the doctorate of the University of Zurich (Dr. iur.)

2009 – 2014
Legal associate with Schellenberg Wittmer AG, Zurich

2008 – 2014
Law studies (MLaw) and doctorate, University of Zurich


Editor of iusNet Family Law, since August 2021

Eingrenzung von Ausländerinnen und Ausländern im Kanton Zürich, AJP 3/2020, S. 348 ff.

Judgment review BGer 2C_287/2017 (BGE 144 II 16): Eingrenzung, AJP 2/2018, S. 234 ff.

Ausländerrechtliche Eingrenzung (Art. 74 AuG), Sicherheit & Recht 1/2017, S. 41 ff. (zusammen mit Jürg. M. Tiefenthal)

Schutz und Förderung der Familie, Verfassungsrechtliche Vorgaben und Umsetzung im Sozialversicherungs- und Steuerrecht, Diss., Zürich 2016

Der Familienbegriff im Sozialversicherungsrecht, FamPra 3/2013, S. 596 ff.


– Swiss Bar Association (SAV)
– Zurich Bar Association (ZAV)
– Section for Civil Procedure Law ZAV
– Section for Family Law ZAV
– Democratic lawyers