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William Tyler Moore Jr

Litigation Attorney at Houston, TX

4.4   21 reviews

also known as W. Tyler Moore Jr

  • Licensed for 51 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1972
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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

About William

Learn William’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Lawsuits and disputes
    25%
    I'm double board certified in both Civil Trial Law and Family Law. I have a broad range of experience in all types of litigation including contracts and debts

    52 years

  2. Litigation
    25%
    I'm double board certified in both Civil Trial Law and Family Law. I have a broad range of experience in all types of litigation including contracts and debts

    52 years

  3. Family
    20%
    I'm double board certified in both Family Law and Civil Trial Law. I have a broad range of experience in all types of family/divorce/custody litigation.

    52 years

  4. Child custody
    15%
    I'm double board certified in both Family Law and Civil Trial Law. I have a broad range of experience in all types of family/divorce/custody litigation.

    52 years

  5. Divorce and separation
    15%
    I'm double board certified in both Family Law and Civil Trial Law. I have a broad range of experience in all types of family/divorce/custody litigation.

    52 years

DEDICATED TO OUR CLIENTS, COMMITTED TO OUR PEOPLE, PROFESSIONAL TO ALL.

After graduating Law School, I served as an Assistant District Attorney in Houston, Texas, for 3 1/2 years where I learned how to try lawsuits. I prosecuted everything from misdemeanors to murders.  Leaving the DA's office, I went into private practice handling most everything that came in the door.  

In 1989, I was certified in two areas by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization-- Family Law and Civil Trial Law. I'm very proud of these certifications.  The qualifications are restrictive and the exams were difficult.  I've maintained these certifications by being re-certified every 5 years.

My proudest accomplishments are as a husband for 40 years to my best friend, father to three children and grandfather to three wonderful little girls.

Awards

AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
Top Contributor 2021,2020,2019,2018,2017,2016,2015,2014,2013,2012
Top Contributor
2021 2020 2019 + 7 ...
Client's Choice 2017,2012,2011
Client's Choice
2017 2012 2011

Location

William Tyler Moore Jr
5005 Woodway
Suite 201
Houston, TX, 77056
W Tyler Moore PC
5005 Woodway
Suite 201
Houston, TX, 77056
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Reviews

4.4 / 5.0
  21 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2017
Client's Choice
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Posted by Dennis Hensley | January 19, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Straightforward, no nonsense, effective and efficient.
When I was seeking an attorney for a child support modification, I was struck by the insistence of other attorneys on a ridiculous and costly initial consultation. I called Mr. Moore and in 10 minutes had engaged him and shortly thereafter had a retainer on the way to his office. He quickly accomplished my legal objectives, and more, with a minimum of fuss, unnecessary meetings and wasting time. I certainly try to avoid legal problems but, if necessary again, he would be my first call.
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Posted by anonymous | March 1, 2015
Very glad he was recommended to me
After a not so pleasant experience with another lawyer, Mr Moore took over and was excellent. I appreciate his responses, his comunication, and most of all his result. Thank you Mr Moore
Posted by Lorie | November 6, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer and counselor
Handled ny case with efficiency, and was very professional throughout the case. Helped the other side cut through their client's BS quick.
Posted by anonymous | December 1, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Honest and straightforward
Attorney Moore Jr answered my question quickly, to the point and very professionally. He was honest and his response helped me make a decision regarding my situation.
Posted by Eddie | August 8, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce
Great attorney, wealth of knowledge and experience. My wife hired a large law firm, Tyler immediately leveled the playing field and brought them to the table for a fair and just settlement. They did not want to go to court against Tyler. Extremely fair billing, I had a great overall experience, he knew how to handle everything. I will go back to him if I ever need more legal help.
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Posted by anonymous | August 7, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Writ of Habeas Corpus Petition
Mr. Moore was very helpful and very informative. I just need to get the copy of the petition and will be set.
Posted by anonymous | August 3, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Highly Recommend
This lawyer is the most helpful that I have come across, even before receiving any money from us he gave great advice and guidance. I absolutely recommend him to anyone in this area.
Posted by Tod | July 11, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Resolved a 20-year, multi-state and U.S. Territory Child Support issue
Mr. Moore has always been extremely professional throughout the entirety of my case. He was exemplary in ascertaining the critical information necessary for my case to proceed and also in the follow-up needed to gain that information. Mr. Moore was faced with having to work with two states and a U.S. Territory on a very difficult case involving debatable rulings and dated bookkeeping thus making the true amounts of child support owed very questionable at best. Some overseas OAG employees were challenging and evasive as he tried diligently to gain their cooperation. Many times the government employees overseas caused further unnecessary delays and greater confusion to an already complicated case. Mr. Moore was finally able to secure all the required information and proceed to a court hearing on the matter where a judge made a ruling. There is light at the end of this 20-year tunnel. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND Mr. William Tyler Moore as a trusted and dependable attorney to solve your challenges as he did mine.
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Posted by anonymous | February 2, 2015
Professional and effective
Tyler handled my divorce case three years ago, and I could not be happier with the outcome. At the start, my situation looked very bleak: I was served with my wife’s divorce lawsuit on the day she left the state with my child, and she had hired an attorney who was probably the most expensive in the state. I quickly needed an experienced attorney and hired Tyler. By the end of the case, I had custody of my child, all of the provisions that were important to me, and a reasonable division of property. Tyler is compassionate yet tough, and I felt his advice was very sound. He was particularly adept at spotting elements of my case that were important to the court but which I didn’t think were remarkable; and also at steering me away from pursuing things that seemed important during the battle but would later prove unimportant. He is very responsive, usually returning calls or emails the same day. Although I hope to never need a family law attorney again, I would not hesitate to hire Tyler if the need arose. I recommend him without reservation.
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Posted by Michael | December 11, 2014
long-time attorney
Tyler Moore has represented me and my family over the course of some thirty five years and has always provided excellent and timely advise and counsel. Recently my wife and I discovered that our wills that were prepared by another attorney were far out of date as our circumstances and needs have evolved over the years. Tyler did an excellent job of following our requests and made very insightful suggestions to us to reduce or eliminate altogether any future issues with our estates and our choice of trustee. I heartily recommend Tyler Moore for any family law need!
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Posted by Lisa | December 4, 2014
Great Lawyer
I have had Tyler Moore on retainer for the past year and I have found him to be very dependable and easy to communicate with. He is always available to address any concerns or problems and has shown a sincere interest in achieving a favorable resolution to my case.
Posted by Julie | December 4, 2014
Thank you Mr. Moore
Mr. Moore always has his clients' best interests at heart. He is extremely knowledgable in family law and it shows with all of his years of experience. Thank you Mr. Moore for working so quickly and helping to guide and lead in difficult situations.
Posted by Brandy | December 4, 2014
Great attorney! Responsive and available
Great attorney! always available by phone or email and willing to respond to even the simplest questions. I will certainly use him again in the future.
Posted by Paul Lanham | October 27, 2011
Excellent counselor
Tyler is a great lawyer. He has a meticulous attention to detail and is a wonderful advocate for his client. Can not say enough good about Tyler. Tyler helped to see that the case was dismissed because the State had no evidence of wrongdoing and an overzealous police officer who wanted to be malicious.
Posted by Blair | September 28, 2011
GySgt Clark
Mr. Moore was an absolute blessing to my family. If need be I will definetly seek his services out again. I thoroughly recommend Mr. Moore. In my opinion he is the very best family law attorney in the state of Texas.
Posted by Dallas | June 19, 2011
Tyler Moore is simply the best.
Tyler Moore represented me in a divorce/civil suit. In short, through his cunning legal prowess, we powerfully prevailed. As a lawyer, he is extremely knowledgeable, trustworthy, responsive, compassionate and tenacious. He picks his battles very carefully, and he wins. Plus, in total, I thought his fees were very fair. In 40 years of business with various legal entanglements, I have never been so ably represented. Without any hesitation, I very strongly recommend Tyler Moore. I certainly would not want to go against him.
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Posted by Lainey | May 26, 2011
Child Custody Case
We had a difficult and unusual child custody case which we had talked to several different lawyers before Mr Moore. The lawyers before were not as positive as Mr Moore, they did not think we could win our case of termination of my daughters father and didn't even want to persue that avenue. Mr Moore was very knowledgeable and trustworthy. Whenever we called with a question he was quick to respond and always put us at ease. His staff was also kind and knowledgeable. We also liked the fact that he was board certificated. We did go on to win this case, but even if it would not have gone our way we would not have any regret with hiring Mr Moore, we know he was the best. From the moment he began talking in court we were confident in knowing we had chosen the right lawyer. If we ever need a lawyer for anything we would not hesitate to retain his services again.
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Posted by Barbara | May 26, 2011
Awesome Lawyer
William Tyler Moore made my divorce less stressful by helping me understand the whole process. His staff is also very helpful and make you feel very comfortable when asking questions. I highly recommend him.
Posted by anonymous | May 28, 2014
be careful
He's a fist pounder with the only intent of making my case cost more as his fist pounding has little to no effect other than annoying the the other side and the judge. Made my case more expensive than it needed to be and he waste time all the while thinking his maneuvering was clever... it wasn't! Truly his own biggest fan
Response from William Moore December 5, 2014
My employment contract signed by clients contains a provision: "It is impossible to predict accurately all that will be required to represent your legal interests in this matter, both present and future. It is impossible to predict accurately the total amount of the fee for professional services or other costs that may be involved in representing your interests
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Posted by William | January 21, 2014
Money hungry
Tyler is just money hungry I paid him 5000$ and by the rnd of the moth hi was asking for more I told hom I won't not give him any more $ until I seen results and he started to cus and disrespect me over the phone he should go down to a -5 rating dont let him still your money
Response from William Moore December 5, 2014
My employment contract signed by clients contains a provision: "It is impossible to predict accurately all that will be required to represent your legal interests in this matter, both present and future. It is impossible to predict accurately the total amount of the fee for professional services or other costs that may be involved in representing your interests."
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 400-400 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • W. Tyler Moore, P.C.
  • 2012 - Present
  • Of Counsel
  • O'Donnell, Ferebee, Medley & Keiser, P.C.
  • 2005 - 2012
  • Of Counsel
  • Nichols Law, P.L.L.C.
  • 2003 - 2005
  • Principal
  • Law Office of W. Tyler Moore, Jr.
  • 1976 - 2003
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Assistant District Attorney Harris County
  • 1973 - 1976
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Education

  • Baylor University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1972
  • Sam Houston State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1970

Sample of Legal Cases

  • In the Matter of Clark
  • custody for my client
  • in the Matter of the Marriage of Hardin
  • settled for my client at mediation-- wife got nothing on her claims

Associations

  • National Academy of Family Law Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Texas Bar Foundation
  • Fellow
  • 1972 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 1972 - Present
  • Gulf Coast Family Law Specialists
  • N/A
  • Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists
  • N/A
  • Texas Association of Civil Trial and Appellate Specialists
  • N/A
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Fellow
  • N/A
  • Garland Walker Inns of Court
  • N/A
  • Brazos County Bar Association
  • Past President
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • Houston's Top Lawyers
  • H Magazine
  • 2012
  • Board Certified - Family Law
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • 1989
  • Board Certified - Civil Trial
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • 1989
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Publications

  • pamphlet
  • Introduction to Family Law
  • 2009

Speaking Engagements

  • Advanced Family Law Course
  • Advanced Family Law Course
  • 2021

Attorney endorsements

Received (33)
Given (13)
Endorse William
Litigation Attorney | May 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Moore is a valuable resource for his clients, the legal community and the public."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Child custody Attorney | Dec 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a valuable resource to the community."
Child custody Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. A brilliant, trustworthy and highly respected attorney in the legal community."
Family Attorney | Nov 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse attorney William Moore, Jr. Active member in the Avvo community posting outstanding legal answers for people seeking help. An asset to the legal industry."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 22
Relationship: Other
"I highly endorse this attorney, While maintaining excellent client service and ethics, they are a well-respected member of the legal community."
Family Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community, I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of his clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
Child custody Attorney | Jul 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse William. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Family Attorney | May 08
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"One of the great lawyers of the courtroom. Prepared, smart and knows the law as well as the practical side of the law. Knows well when to fight and when to settle. Did an outstanding job for his client."
Family Attorney | May 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I know Attorney Moore from his Family Law posts on AVVO. When I see that he has posted I always stop to read them. I appreciate his contributions. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend and endorse Tyler Moore. He has an excellent reputation with both judges and fellow lawyers. Mr. Moore takes a practical approach to litigation, negotiation and settlement. He is the voice of reason."
Family Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have been opposing counsel. Mr. Moore is a tough litigator who cares about his clients. It is always a pleasure to have him on a case."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tyler's competency helps all of us when we have a complex issue. It is a pleasure to work with someone that cares about his client and professionalism with other attorneys."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I sincerely endorse Attorney Moore. From his answers and time on Avvo, it is clear he is dedicated to serving those in need and his clients. It's rare that lawyers spend so much valuable time helping the community, for free, and I applaud him for doing it to such a great level."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney Moore. From his answers and time on Avvo, it is clear he is dedicated to serving those in need and his clients. It's rare that lawyers spend so much valuable time helping the community, for free, and I applaud him for doing it to such a great level. Kudos."
Family Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"This attorney is a consistent contributor on AVVO and his answers are useful to those in the community seeking legal advice in the area of Family Law. He clearly has a wealth of knowledge in this practice area."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Avvo Contributions

Top Contributor 2021
Top Contributor

William earned significant contribution points in 2021.

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Houston Litigation Lawyer William Tyler Moore Jr
William Tyler Moore Jr
Litigation Attorney
Houston, TX
Licensed for 51 years