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Jeffrey George Moore

Criminal defense Attorney at Riverside, CA

3.8   8 reviews
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1998
    Active No misconduct found

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Jeff Moore received a Bachelor of Science in Physiological Sciences from UCLA before obtaining his law degree from the University of California, Hastings School of Law in San Francisco in 1998. After passing the California State Bar, he spent eight years as a Deputy District Attorney for Riverside County.


During his tenure at the District Attorney’s Office, Mr. Moore was assigned to various specialized vertical prosecution units, including Grand Theft Auto, Welfare Fraud, Arson, Special Prosecutions (including Insurance Fraud), and Narcotics Prosecution. Designated as the Major Narcotics Vertical Prosecutor for the Southwest Division for several years, Mr. Moore has received certification in Clandestine Laboratory Investigation from the California Department of Justice, which is the same training required for all law enforcement clan lab investigators. He has attended additional law enforcement trainings in the fields of homicide, auto theft, and high technology crime, as well as the CNOA (California Narcotics Officers Association) conference. Mr. Moore’s assigned cases have encompassed virtually every major area of criminal law, from misdemeanor battery to first degree murder. Additionally, Mr. Moore participated as an attorney-coach in the Riverside County Mock Trial Competition for six years, before entering semi-retirement as a perennial scoring attorney for the competition.


As a criminal defense attorney, Mr. Moore worked as an associate in the Blumenthal Law Offices for six years before accepting a position as Senior Trial Attorney with the Law Offices of Michael A. Scafiddi.  He has attended defense-oriented trainings related to Sex Crimes, Gang Crimes, Homicide, Trial Practice, and has participated in the California Death Penalty Seminar semi-annually.


Mr. Moore has successfully defended criminal cases ranging from Death Penalty/Homicide to Child Molestation to misdemeanor Domestic Violence.  His trial experience now spans over fifteen years, exclusively devoted to California criminal justice.  He has a track record of success on both sides of counsel's table, with nearly 100 jury trials completed in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties.


Blumenthal Law Offices
3993 Market St.
Riverside, CA, 92501

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3.8 / 5.0
  8 customer reviews
Posted by Yara V | May 5, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer in town
My family and I are extremely grateful to have had Jeff represent my brother. He goes on and beyond to advocate for his clients. He is quiet at times and doesn’t like to talk much about the case over the phone because he looks out for your best interest. He is very detail oriented and his calmness keeps you sane. He constantly keeps you updated and gives you reassurance when needed. My family and I highly recommend Mr. Moore. Our results weren’t the best but we know he gave it his all at all times. Thank you Jeff for giving 110% in my brothers case.
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Posted by Steve and Katie | January 30, 2014
The Best
Fantastic Lawyer Helped out our family by showing and pointing out the truth and He WON our case, couldn't have done this without him . THANKS Jeff
Posted by Mark | May 14, 2013
I would hire this attorney.
Jeff will give you clear insight on any issue you are faced with in any legal matter. Thanks again Jeff.
Posted by anonymous | August 28, 2012
Game Changer
When my husband was arrested, we realized it was going to be his word against the cop's. Jeff worked hard for us and my husband's case was dismissed. It was good to have someone like him in our corner. I would highly recommend him.
Posted by anonymous | August 12, 2012
excellent attorney
Mr. Moore is an excellent attorney. I have known him for years and followed his career. His grasp of the law is outstanding and his ability to see both sides of issues enables him to be prepared for every contingency. I recommend him highly.
Posted by anonymous | November 30, 2012
proceed cautiously
Mr. Moore is highly regarded by his peers as an excellent trial lawyer. I will arrest that his performance in a court room is great and he doesnt back down. However, the biggest part of going to trial is preparation and investigation. Jeff is very arrogant, ignores evidence and at times ignores his client Nobody knows your case better than you and if our attorney is arguing against you, where do you turn. I had a bad experience with Mr. Moore and in the most trying of circumstances, where i was facing a life sentence. He ignored vital evidence that i told him to look at to the point when he finally got over himself enough to look at, it couldn't be accessed. He is very knowledgeable about the law but lets his personality and personal view of his client get in the way. After changing attorneys from Jeff, i m obviously out of custody, no longer facing life and possible i may not even suffer a conviction. Be wary with Jeff. If he is dedicated to your case, and going to trial he may be the best. Yet that could change in a heartbeat based on nothing more than if he feels like it.
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Posted by anonymous | July 22, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Constantly berated me and pushed me to sign a plea bargain for a Felony. His fee was almost $30,000 for this treatment. Never discussed the positive merits of my case. I was vulnerable at the time and he took full advantage of my situation. Find a different attorney.
Posted by anonymous | July 7, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Represented me twice
Jeff represented me twice. He plead down without consulting me and does not communicate well. He charges a ton of money upfront for little to no results.
Response from Jeffrey Moore September 15, 2016
Ah yes, the bravery and reliability of the anonymous internet hit piece. I'd love to respond to this libel specifically, but since it's not true and is anonymous I'm unable to. I can say that my phone is answered by a human receptionist 24/7, and calls are put through to my cell when I'm available but out of the office (including nights and weekends). I also communicate with my clients by email, text, and office visits. As to the allegation that I "plead down" a client without consulting him or her, this is a flat out lie. I can say that without knowing who this client is because it has never happened. Ever. So, I'll challenge the reviewer to identify him or herself and allow me to post the details of the cases and the dispositions online. Then we can let the readers be the judge. I have no idea what the motivation was for this "review." I probably never will. On the off chance that the alleged client responds, I look forward to refuting these baseless charges.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Blumenthal Law Offices
  • 2013 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Law Offices Of Michael A. Scafiddi, Inc.
  • 2012 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Blumenthal Law Offices
  • 2006 - 2012
  • Legal Intern
  • San Francisco District Attorney's Office
  • 1998 - 1998
  • Deputy District Attorney
  • County Of Riverside District Attorney's Office
  • 1998 - 2006
  • Legal Intern
  • Mendocino County District Attorney
  • 1997 - 1997
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  • UC Hastings COL
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1998
  • Univ of California at Los Angeles
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1993


  • San Bernardino County Bar Association, Criminal Law Section
  • Co-chair
  • 2012 - Present
  • Riverside County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • San Bernardino County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • California Public Defenders Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • California State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Clandestine Lab Certification
  • California Department of Justice
  • 2001
  • Thurston Honor Society
  • Hastings College of the Law
  • 1998
  • Regent's Scholarship
  • University of California Regents
  • 1988
  • National Merit Scholar
  • National Merit Scholarship Corp.
  • 1987
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Speaking Engagements

  • Criminal Law Section
  • Sentencing and the Impact of AB109
  • 2012
  • CSAIA Conference
  • Investigation of Sex Offense Allegations from a Defense Perspective
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (20)
Given (7)
Endorse Jeffrey
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Jeffrey Moore. His experience as a former prosecutor is a huge advantage. "They know that he knows what they know". Experience counts! Read his reviews. If you are in or near Riverside call him first for a consultation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Moore is a knowledgeable and experienced criminal defense attorney. I have reviewed many of his responses here on AVVO and find myself regularly impressed. I would hire him if I needed an attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Moore is a dedicated and passionate advocate."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 04
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."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Jeffrey. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"As a prosecutor, Jeff was the type of intelligent and talented lawyer who made my job as a defense attorney difficult. As a defense attorney, he's the type who makes the prosecutor's job difficult, to his clients' benefit."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Jeff both in his capacity as a DDA, and for many years now, as a defense lawyer. He was a great prosecutor; honest, fair and lots of common sense. He is a fantastic defense lawyer, both as a trial lawyer and writer. He is highly respected by the bench and the bar, and Jeff is somebody I would hire if a criminal matter arose,."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Moore is one of the finest Criminal Defense Attorneys in his state. He is a strong and zealous advocate for his clients and a credit to the legal profession. I highly recommend his legal services."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Co-worker
"Jeff Moore is on the short list of the top criminal defense attorneys in the Inland Empire. Jeff takes his years of experience as a former prosecutor and applies that inside knowledge to achieving the best results for his clients. Jeff is always well prepared and his knowledge of the law is superb. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Moore's advice is always solid and on point. He is not only an experienced practitioner - and it shows - he is also committed to helping people. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jeff is an extremely knowledgeable attorney, particular in the complex area of felony defense. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Moore is really truly smart and highly and widely experienced. I regularly read his Avvo Q and A contributions and I have consulted with him in the past about a serious matter involving the intersection of criminal law and professional licensing law. I was deeply impressed in that matter with his analytic skills and pragmatism and with his reality-grounded approach to legal issues. I have Jeff Moore on my short list of attorneys for myself and my family, and I recommend him without hesitation to my clients and colleagues."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I know him through his writings and reputation. He thinks things through to give practical, down-to-earth advice. He has a reputation as a lawyer who fights for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jeffrey Moore is one of the top criminal defense lawyers in the Inland Empire. He uses his invaluable experience as a former Riverside prosecutor to examine every case from the "other side's" perspective. He knows the criminal justice system thoroughly and gets great results for his cilents."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Co-worker
"I presently work with Jeff and find him to be an extremely smart and talented attorney. His knowledge of the law and demeanor with opposing counsel and judges have resulted in fabulous results for clients. I certainly endorse his work."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've worked with Jeff as opposing counsel (when he was a DA). I've also seen him in action as a defense attorney recently. He's truly talented and knows his stuff."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Co-worker
"Jeff is an extremely intelligent and passionate attorney. He takes great pride in his work and truly cares about his clients. Jeff has a wealth of trial experience and he excels in handling serious felony cases. He has a tremendous amount of knowledge that he is always willing to impart to the other attorneys in the office. I am fortunate to be working with Jeff and learning his habits that make him so successful and respected by his peers. Jeff has my highest recommendation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 13
Relationship: Co-worker
"I currently work with Jeffrey Moore at the Law Offices of Michael A. Scafiddi. I frequently rely on Jeff for information, as he has a vast knowledge and experience when it comes to criminal matters. Jeff is not only an excellent, experienced lawyer, he also is a great guy to work with. I highly endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Jeff Moore is a veteran lawyer whose reputation in the legal community is outstanding. He is a former Deputy District Attorney who for the last six years has represented people accused of serious crimes. His trial skills but him in a very select circle of local attorney's. His knowledge of criminal law and his reputation among Judges other attorney's and local DA's provide his clients the greatest chance of success. Jeff's knowledge has placed him into the top 1% of local lawyers who are allowed to represent clients in Death Penalty Cases. I know in the DP cases he has gone to trial on both times the clients did not receive the death penalty. He is a true advocate for his clients and does not shy away from trial. He handles all types of cases with an emphasis on serious felony matters. On a personal note Jeff is a dedicated member of his community and a wonderful father and husband. He simply cares about all people. It is my honor to endorse this lawyer !"
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