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Nicholas J. Moore

Domestic violence Attorney at San Diego, CA

5.0   8 reviews

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About Nicholas

Learn Nicholas’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    25%
    Focusing on White Collar Crime, and major felonies.

    9 years

  2. Domestic violence
    25%

    9 years

  3. Lawsuits and disputes
    25%

    9 years

  4. White collar crime
    25%
    Has represented clients in over $7 Million in white collar criminal charges.

    9 years

Award-winning San Diego criminal defense and civil rights attorney - named "Best of the Bar 2016" - by the San Diego Business Journal. Selected to the Rising Star list for 2016 and 2017 by Super Lawyers Magazine. Less than 2.5% of lawyers in the state are awarded such distinction. Nicholas J. Moore is an experienced and aggressive San Diego Criminal Defense and Civil Litigation Attorney.

 

Nick's practice is concentrated in the areas of: white collar criminal defense, criminal trials, and business and employment strategy and litigation. Mr. Moore began his legal career as a clerk under Paul Pfingst, the former District Attorney of San Diego. Much of Nicholas' early work involved multiple homicide trials and a high profile public corruption and bribery case. To date Nicholas has been trial counsel on over $7 million dollars of white collar criminal charges. 

 

Nicholas is a graduate of the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, Class of 2006. Prior to practicing law school, Nicholas was a consultant to Fortune 500 companies at GSI Commerce Inc, an eCommerce company that was sold to eBay for $2.4 Billion. 

 

Nicholas graduated from the Thomas Jefferson School of Law, where he received the Jefferson Medal for Ethics and the WITKIN award for Professional Responsibility. Nicholas takes great pride in providing his clients the highest levels of transparency and candor. 

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Licensed for 9 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2013
Updated 12/06/2022

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

Contact Nicholas

Moore Long & Vernon LLP
101 W. Broadway
Suite 1760
San Diego, CA, 92101

Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | August 24, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional and Prepared
To start, I had never needed or envisioned ever needing a lawyer in my life. I found Nick's name multiple times when searching for a civil defense lawyer and scheduled a meeting with him. From the time we first met to the present day he always treated me with the utmost respect and has gone the extra mile to making me feel like I have an ally in my corner. I have called him and contacted him at just about every hour of the day and he's always been prompt with responding. He's represented me through two civil cases and helped me resolve both of them. Nick is worth every penny. He provided me with peace of mind to live my life freely while having a civil case in progress (which can feel like a looming grey cloud). He was super prepared, he gathered a ton of evidence, he was honest with me at every step of the way, and was aggressive with seeking justice (in a good way). I would recommend Nick to anyone that ever needed a civil defense lawyer.
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Posted by Emily | June 7, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome Lawyer
Nick is awesome. I was referred to him by a family friend during a difficult time and he did an excellent job making me feel like I had nothing to worry about and was honest and forthcoming about what exactly to expect and how to prepare. This was my first time needing to hire a lawyer, and it was an emotional and scary situation for me. Nick answered all phone calls and emails right away and was patient with my never ending questions. If I ever need a lawyer again, he is the person I would go to, no doubt about that. Thanks again, Nick!
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Posted by anonymous | December 17, 2016
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| Consulted Attorney
satisfied
great
Posted by Vera | October 13, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Simply the Best
My deepest appreciation to Mr. Nicholas Moore, who assisted me with my case. He was very professional from the beginning, and I trusted his legal advice. I was fully confident that Mr. Moore could win my case, and he did. A million thanks to a great lawyer.
Posted by Kristina | March 12, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing, knowledgeable talented lawyer
My husband and I were referred to Nick from another lawyer and we could not have been any happier. We needed help with our case regarding a restraining order and to ensure our children were protected. Nick was upfront and honest about fees, what we could expect and what he would expect of us. He returned all phone calls and emails in A very timely manner and even when we had to call him On the weekend/Holiday he was very helpfully and didn't sounds upset we had to bother him. He answered all of our questions, went to every court date and made sure we understood what was taking place , when he meet with our children he spoke to them on their level and made sure they understood also. We did get a win and he made our family very happy and our children can't wait to be kids again. If we are ever in a spot again where we need a lawyer we will be calling Nick first to see if it is an area he works with.
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Posted by Christopher | August 2, 2015
Handled my case with care and attention to detail.
I am completely satisfied with Nick's care, professionalism, and attention to detail. Throughout my case, Nick always responded quickly to my calls and text messages and provided me with excellent advice. He dedicated extensive time to discuss all the possible outcomes of my case and thoroughly explained his reasonings. With Nick's help, my case was resolved and I was able to move on with my life. I would happily retain this attorney's services again.
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Posted by anonymous | February 11, 2015
The best San Diego attorney money can buy!
For someone new to the game, Mr. Moore is an excellent lawyer with the business sense of a much older, seasoned attorney. He has continually exceeded expectations and maintained the highest level of professionalism throughout our client-attorney relationship. Criminal law can be a very messy, unpleasant business, yet Mr. Moore always does his best to keep his clients at ease. He returns calls and emails in a timely manner and explains everything in detail. I will whole-heartedly recommend him to friends and relatives.
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Posted by Lucia | November 15, 2013
Dedicated Lawyer
When I was seeking for help with my immigration issue I contacted Nicholas J. Moore. Mr. Moore answered all my questions and concerns he was really helpful. He was also flexible with his time and my time to make the times of the appointment available for me and according to my schedule. When it came to filling out paperwork Mr. Moore made it simply and easy at no moment was I helpless or clueless. Mr. Moore also kept me informed and constantly fallowed up with me on my case. Thanks to the great work of Mr. Moore we successfully were able to obtain my work permit.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-250 per hour
  • Contingency 30%-40%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Moore Long & Vernon LLP
  • 2017 - Present
  • Co-Founder
  • Meeting Match LLC
  • 2014 - 2016
  • Law Clerk
  • Higgs, Fletcher & Mack, LLP
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Principal Attorney
  • The Law Offices of Nicholas J. Moore
  • 2013 - 2017
  • Editor in Chief
  • West Coast Golfer Magazine
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Associate
  • GSI Commerce
  • 2005 - 2008
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Education

  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2012
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2006

Legal Cases

  • People v. Client
  • Charge dismissed at preliminary hearing
  • People v. Client
  • Case dismissed
  • People v. Client
  • Not Guilty - Jury Verdict
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Associations

  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Criminal Law Section Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Solo/Small Firm Section Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Mission Valley YMCA
  • Chairman - Program Committee
  • 2015 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • MIssion Valley YMCA
  • Member - Board of Directors
  • 2014 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Mission Valley YMCA
  • Director - Teen Programming
  • 2009 - Present
  • Six Degrees of San Diego
  • Membership Advisory Committee Member
  • 2013 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

Honors and Awards

  • Top 10 Under 40
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2018
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • Top 10 - Client Satisfaction - California Criminal Defense
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Best of the Bar
  • San Diego Business Journal
  • 2016
  • Top 10 Under 40
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • 15 Most Innovative Entrepreneurs
  • TEDx San Diego
  • 2014
  • Jefferson Medal for Ethics
  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law
  • 2011
  • Award for Professional Responsibility
  • Witkin Legal Institute
  • 2011
  • Member
  • Sigma Honors Society
  • 2006
  • Volunteer of the Year
  • YMCA
  • 2002
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Speaking Engagements

  • Youth & Government
  • Developments in the San Diego High School Civics Community
  • 2016
  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law 3L class
  • Solo Practitioner Panel
  • 2015
  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law 2L/3L class
  • Establishing a Web Presence for Solo Practitioners
  • 2015
  • Center for Solo Practitioners
  • eCommerce for Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Youth & Government Bill Hearing Night
  • Developments in the High School Civics Community
  • 2015
  • Youth & Government Bill Hearing Night
  • Developments in the High School Civics Community
  • 2014
  • Youth & Government Bill Hearing Night
  • Developments in the High School Civics Community
  • 2013
  • Youth & Government Bill Hearing Night
  • Developments in the High School Civics Community
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

Received (21)
Given (11)
Endorse Nicholas
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Nicholas is an exceptional criminal defense attorney whose reputation speaks for itself. Highly recommended lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Nicholas is an excellent advocate and an adept attorney. Knowledgeable, passionate, and brave, a well-rounded lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Moore is a great criminal defense attorney in San Diego. He truly cares about each client and fights for their rights."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Nicholas demonstrates a strong commitment to his clients with the highest levels of professionalism."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Nicholas Moore is an intelligent and dedicated trial attorney who consistently achieves great results for his clients. He has a reputation in the community for being honest and ethical. I recommend his services."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Nick is a responsive attorney who works hard for his clients. He's responsible, diligent, and understand the criminal justice system."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Other
"Very determined and dedicated attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Nicholas Moore is an extremely dedicated and criminal defense attorney. He has great attention to detail and works diligently to fight for the rights of his clients. I recommend Nicholas Moore to anyone seeking the services of a criminal defense attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Nick Moore is a dynamic legal presence, who applies intelligence, passion, and creativity to every case. He seeks to obtain the best results possible for each one of his clients, while also working to moving their cases quickly and efficiently."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer.-- he seems like a honest decent guy and to me that's a lot."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"When you, or a loved one, is in need of a criminal defense attorney, it is important to retain an experienced, knowledgeable and competent attorney. Mr. Moore is recognized in the legal community as all three."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Co-worker
"Nick is an excellent criminal defense attorney with strong ethics, a commitment to excellence, and in my experience is a hard worker who fights for his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Nick is a dedicated and hard working criminal defense attorney. He goes above and beyond to make sure that his clients are happy. If you ever need a criminal defense attorney I highly recommend going to Nick."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Nick is enthusiastic about his work. I endorse him."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Nick is a true advocate and very personable. Nick is well respected among his colleagues and clients. He is well beyond his years in terms of legal knowledge and interpersonal skills. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. A brilliant, trustworthy and highly respected attorney in the legal community."
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