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William Ryan Moore

Criminal defense Attorney at Fort Lauderdale, FL

4.8   16 reviews

also known as William Ryan Moore, William Moore Law Firm

  • Licensed for 26 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1997
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About William

Learn William’s areas of practice.

Practice area
  1. Criminal defense
    William Moore litigates criminal and DUI cases & is lead counsel for criminal cases with the law firm of Alitowski & Moore who primarily focuses on personal injury, employment & criminal defense.

    28 years, 10,000 cases

Criminal attorney William Moore has recently teamed up with two of the most respected criminal defense lawyers in South Floirda. If you have been arrested, ask what our law firm will do to protect you. 

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My name is William Moore and I have spent the entirety of my career practicing criminal law right here in South Florida. Over the last 20 plus years, I have appeared before our local Broward County Criminal Court Judges on a daily basis. I have authored works and lectured about criminal defense related tactical issues and trial strategies on over a thousand occasions. Hundreds of these lectures are available to the general public by accessing our law firm’s interactive website. Throughout the course of my career, I have protected the rights and liberty of thousands of people charged criminally and personally tried to verdict hundreds of these cases in front of a jury. I’m proud of my criminal case history and trial results. All of which is available for your review. Research some of the various cases that I have defended in South Florida and see for yourself why I should be the lawyer to successfully resolve your pending criminal matter.

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William Moore Law Firm
1 Financial Plaza Suite 2500
Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33316

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4.8 / 5.0
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Posted by John S | November 8, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
This lawyer won my "unbeatable" case.
Attorney Moore saved my life. He saved my job, my marriage. Everything. If it wasn't for him I would have been sent to prison. In fact, the lawyer that I had hired before Mr. Moore actually tried to convince me to plead guilty to the charge. William explained that I had several defenses on our very first meeting. Months later, he gets the case dismissed. No trial, no court appearance. He did it all over Zoom with the judge. Amazing.
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Posted by Eric | May 4, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Criminal Attorney / Superhero / William Moore!
I hired Mr. William Moore to defend me in a case in which I had been falsely accused by an ex- girlfriend of domestic battery. It appeared that she gave my name after being assaulted in a park. She went to the hospital for treatment and when police arrived, gave my name. Her report to the police resulted in a warrant for my arrest and the State of Florida bringing charges against me. I hadn’t seen her for at least 6 years, and was no where near her when the alleged incident occurred. In fact, I was actually in a different city, hundreds of miles away. I only found out about the charges against me after applying for a job and being informed by the prospective employer that there was a warrant out for my arrest. It appears that in such cases, the accuser can simply provide a name and a felony charge results, no witnesses or proof required. I have since learned that this occurs often, whether in revenge for a broken relationship, or to protect someone else. It’s used as a way to really screw up someone’s life. I was victimized by a vengeful ex-girlfriend who never got over my ending the relationship. Mr. Moore is extremely knowledgeable regarding Florida law in this type of case. Domestic Violence is not easy to defend, nor should it be. But, he understood that I was an innocent victim of a false accusation and fought one my behalf to have the case dismissed. He was always accessible, encouraging, and kept me updated. The case was eventually dismissed and I thank Mr. Moore for knowing exactly the course of action to take in my defense. I'm now hireable again!
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Posted by Emilia | August 26, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Absolutely wonderful to work with. Considering the stress of the case he made it all very easy. Mr. Moore made me feel very comfortable during a very challenging time in my son's life. Everything he promised me he did, exceeding my expectations with outstanding results. I do not know what I would have done without his support and expertise.
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Posted by Shane | April 26, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Best criminal lawyer
William is an amazing lawyer on the first day he took my case from a felony to a misdemeanor. He always answered my calls and text messages, never a problem. He was always the one in court not sending someone else, unlike my last lawyer. 10/10 would recommend. If I ever have any other problems he will be the first person i call.
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Posted by Peter | February 8, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Not only is William Moore, Better then an Excellent Criminal Attorney He's now a friend. He stuck with me side by side while the prosecuting team just kept coming up with excuses to prolong the trial trying to gather evidence, 14 months in all. In the end William was victorious and I didn't go to prison. THE The Whole Journey He MADE ME FEEL THAT IT WAS HIS ASS ON THE LINE NOT MINE!!!!! Very Meticulous Very Detailed Oriented. With out a doubt BEST CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY IN Tri County Area Don't hesitate Call Him.. PS Let me also mention Very Reasonable and Made more then a easy payment plan for me THIS IS YOUR GUY!!!!!!!!
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Posted by anonymous | September 13, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Bery competent, professional & prepared Attorney
Mr. Moore was very atyentive to the case i brought before him. Paid attention to every detail & took care of it very fast. Highly recommend if you need a defense attorney. Great job!
Posted by Terrence | May 25, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
I have not spoken with him in years, but since I was doing a review for another attorney here in Illinois, I thought to do one for Attorney William Moore also, since he did such a great job for me back in 2010 and 2012 concerning a DUI case in Florida. Long story short, he got the case dismissed after 9 mos, even though they did refile the case. He then went on to beat that case too which was permanently dismissed. I was ecstatic, because a DUI case in Florida, never falls off your record. Great attorney, genuine guy.
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Posted by Jay | April 11, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Sincere, Listens well, and RESULTS
I have a case from another county and simply called Mr. Moore for a consultation, even though I already hired a lawyer for my case. I made sure he was aware of all information, he did not try to poach me as a client. Instead I felt that he was actually looking to help resolve my issue or confirm my current lawyers advice. I made the call to conduct my checks and balances with the advice I was given and Mr. Moore was able to reassure me it was the best outcome I could have, all while suggesting one alternative. Being a first time offender, it is a scary situation and when you find someone who legitimately listens and actually provides you with a result it can tremendously reduce the pressure off your chest. He is very knowledgeable and polite and would definitely recommend his services.
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Posted by Robert | June 10, 2014
Top Tier Attorney Who Deftly and Skillflully Took Care of My Case.
I had a disgruntled ex-employee file a Dating Violence restraining order on me. For my first hearing I had Mr. Moore's partner, William Direnzo, but at the last minute due to a scheduling conflict Mr. Moore had to take over. He picked up the file and you could tell it wasn't sitting on his desk. He was constantly contacting me asking me to explain or clarify the Petitioner's accusations. (Even during the weekend, I don't think he even takes time off. He seems to live the Law). I am a very hands-on type of person and had a lot of questions and he was patient and listened to everything I said. If it was relevant he would tell me, if not he would explain it. As you never know what is going to happen in court, he gave me different scenarios (nobody can predict the future). These are serious accusations that I had levied against me, and I definitely felt like my case was taken very serious and I was treated as an individual not just another client passing through who writes a check and then is often ignored. A lot of this, besides the law itself, is the impact it has on people accused of something as serious as that. Both the law, and my personal worries couldn't have been treated any better as far as I'm concerned.
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Posted by anonymous | March 20, 2014
Highly Recommended !
I hired Mr. Moore to defend me in a criminal case. I am a professional so my career and my job were at stake, and I was very worried. He is an amazing lawyer, very knowledgeable, has a lot of experience and he also cares about his clients and is very supportive He won the case which was very complex and did a phenomenal job. I will forever be grateful. I highly recommend him. You won’t regret hiring him.
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Posted by Alyssa D. Winn | October 6, 2013
Fantastic! Mr. Moore has worked his fingers to the bone for me.
Fantastic! Mr. Moore has worked his fingers to the bone for me. I came to him with a lot of problems. I was unsure if I would be able to afford to hire an attorney and I explained this to him after telling him about my situation. He charged me a flat fee and has worked for a year for this fee. We've sorted through everything now and I feel good recommending him to others. I was recommended to him by a cousin of mine and I will do the same. Thank you Mr. William Ryan Moore!
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Posted by Sandra D. | September 28, 2013
If you want an attorney who is respected and knowledgeable - William Ryan Moore is the attorney to use.
When it comes to hiring an attorney for your criminal charge, it is a must to hire someone who is experienced and professional. I thank God for I found William Moore. He is one such great honest and knowledgeable attorney who did a great job on my case which resulted in a drop. If you want an attorney who is respected and not afraid to try your case to secure you the victory to which you're entitled - William Ryan Moore is the attorney to use.
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Posted by anonymous | August 24, 2013
Best attorney
Never in my live did it occur to me that I'd someday need a criminal attorney. William Moore is an excellent attorney who is smart, driven, and very responsive.He is well respected in the community by judges, prosecutors and criminal defense attorneys alike. In the future, if I were to need legal help, William would be my first call.
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Posted by Helene | June 28, 2011
Thank you.
My husband & needed an attorney after being involved in a car accident last year. We found Alitowski & Moore on the internet as we had recently moved from Michigan and knew few people in Fort Lauderdale. The lawyers at this firm were so diligent in helping us and constantly kept us informed. Best of all, the end result far exceeded our expectations. Thank you so much guys.
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Posted by Kathy | November 6, 2009
Excellent Criminal Defense Attorney
Mr. Moore helped me through what was, by far, the most difficult time in my life. He made sure I understood all aspects of what I was up against and treated me with respect and kindness. Most importantly he won the case that I wanted to plea no-contest to. Thank you Ryan.
Posted by anonymous | January 25, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Rip off artist
I hired William Moore to handle a vop. He went to court one time the removed himself from my case and refused to respond. I believe he was with Andrew Alitowski at the time who also sued him. Avoid this guy.
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AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Public Defender
  • Broward Public Defender's Office
  • 2000 - 2001
  • Felony Prosecutor
  • Broward County State Attorney's Office
  • 1997 - 2000


  • Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • Flagler College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1993

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020


Attorney endorsements

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Given (8)
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Unknown Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. He has a great reputation."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Other
"William is a very good attorney and is highly respected by peers in the community. I am happy to endorse William. He truly cares about his clients and that they receive the best possible representation. William is well versed and current on the law and well respected by the Judges and Court staff he appears in front of."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"William Moore is extremely knowledgable in the area of criminal defense law. His honesty and professionalism are among the many reasons he is respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse William. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse William Moore specific to the area of criminal defense."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"William is a great lawyer and very knowledgeable in the area of personal injury."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer's outstanding criminal defense and DUI work."
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Fort Lauderdale Criminal defense Lawyer William Ryan Moore
William Ryan Moore
Criminal defense Attorney
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Licensed for 26 years
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