Since her initial judicial appointment by the Honorable Maynard H. Jackson more than thirty years ago, Judge Moore has achieved a litany of “firsts”. She was the first woman to serve full-time on the benches of the Atlanta Municipal Court and the City Court of Atlanta and the first African-American woman to serve on the State Courts of Georgia. She is the first woman to serve as Chief Judge of the Superior Court of Fulton County, Georgia’s busiest trial court of general jurisdiction and the first African-American woman to serve as Chief Administrative Judge of any Judicial Circuit in Georgia. She was re-elected to the bench six times.
Judge Moore has since retired from the bench after 31 years of service and she engages in the practice of law with MOORE LAW, LLC, where she serves as Legal Counsel to the Ethics Board of a Georgia municipality, governmental entities, major corporations and institutions. Judge Moore has also served on the Emory law School Council, the Board of the Center for Ethics at Emory University, the Emory University Board of Visitors and the Emory University Board of Trustees.
Judge Moore is the architect of the Fulton County Family Court and the Family Law Information Center, innovative projects and the first of their kind in Georgia, providing access to justice for all. Among her accomplishments, Judge Moore coordinated strategies to develop a state-of –the-art justice information system, obtained significant grants to implement intergovernmental computer connectivity, expanded alternative dispute resolution and implemented justice system collaboration. Judge Moore has co-chaired a first-of-its-kind symposium on criminal justice to insure fairness, justice, equality, safety and security.
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|GA||Active Member in Good Standing||1971||01/14/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|United States Chief Justice Award for Judicial Excellence||Supreme Court||2001|
|Judicial Council Thurgood Marshall Award||National Bar Association||1999|
|Chief Judge||Fulton County Superior Court||1990 - 2009|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Joseph E. Lowery Institute for Justice and Human Rights||Board Member||2000 - Present|
|Probate Guardianship and Conservatorship||N/A|
|Family Law||Numerous cases with successful outcomes for husbands, wives, and parents in the best interests of children|
|Criminal Law||Numerous successful cases resulting in the nolle prose of cases and Record Restriction on behalf of the accused|
|See all legal cases|
|Publishing Associates, Inc.||Living with a Passion||2005|
|Who’s Who Publications||Black Judges in America, History of Black Judges||2003|
|30 GA. BAR J. 44||Book Review||1993|
|35 HOWARD L. J. 37||Justice Thurgood Marshall and His Legacy: A Living Legend’s Unceasing Commitment to Justice and Equality||1991|
|28 GA. BAR J. 25||Black Lawyers of Georgia: In Pursuit of Justice||1991|
|FULTON CTY. DAILY REP’T||A Time for Tea and Judicial Appointments: A British Experience||1991|
|PESI||The Collateral Source Rule: Motor Vehicle Litigation||1990|
|6 GA. BAR J. 448||The Incompetence of a Husband and Wife to Testify So As to Illegitimate A Child||1970|
|Emory University School of Law||N/A||Doctor of Law (J.D.)||1971|
|Illinois Institute of Technology||N/A||N/A||1966|
|University of California - Los Angeles||N/A||Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)||1965|