Daryl Moore

Of Counsel

Daryl Moore

Of Counsel

Daryl Moore is a seasoned trial and appellate lawyer who also earned recognition as one of Harris County’s best judges when he served on the bench in the 333rd District Court. He was named Trial Judge of the Year for 2018 by the Texas Association of Civil Trial and Appellate Specialists (TACTAS).

In 2019, Judge Moore received the President’s Award for Outstanding Service to the Houston Bar Association for his work for the Harris County Law Library and its award-winning bilingual publication of the Pro Se Litigant Handbook (Manual para Litigantes Pro Se). That same year, he earned the highest ratings of any of the 84 elected trial  judges in Harris County from the Houston Bar Association in its biannual evaluation of jurists.

In 2020, Judge Moore again received the HBA’s President’s Award, this time for his work in inaugurating the LGBTQ+ Committee of the Houston Bar Association. In addition, the American Association of Law Libraries presented him with the Law Library Advocate Award for his work for the Harris County Law Library.

Judge Moore also serves on the Texas Pattern Jury Charge Committee (Green Book), and on the Board of Directors of TACTAS.

Before becoming a judge, Judge Moore had his own law firm, Daryl L. Moore, P.C., where he practiced trial and appellate work in state and federal courts from 1993 to 2016. Since 1995, he has been board-certified in Civil Appellate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and served as chair of the Civil Appellate Board Certification Committee from 2008-2011. He was chair of the Appellate Practice Sections of both the State Bar and the Houston Bar Association and a director of the Litigation Section of the Houston Bar Association.

Judge Moore has taught at the University of Texas School of Law (Appellate Advocacy), the University of Houston Law Center (Legal Research and Writing; Appellate Advocacy), and South Texas College of Law (Trial and Appellate Procedure).

Judge Moore earned his law degree from South Texas College of Law and served as briefing attorney for the Fourteenth Court of Appeals after graduation. He then worked as an associate at a Houston law firm. He is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and has a master’s degree from Houston Baptist University.

Daryl Moore is a seasoned trial and appellate lawyer who also earned recognition as one of Harris County’s best judges when he served on the bench in the 333rd District Court. He was named Trial Judge of the Year for 2018 by the Texas Association of Civil Trial and Appellate Specialists (TACTAS).

In 2019, Judge Moore received the President’s Award for Outstanding Service to the Houston Bar Association for his work for the Harris County Law Library and its award-winning bilingual publication of the Pro Se Litigant Handbook (Manual para Litigantes Pro Se). That same year, he earned the highest ratings of any of the 84 elected trial  judges in Harris County from the Houston Bar Association in its biannual evaluation of jurists.

In 2020, Judge Moore again received the HBA’s President’s Award, this time for his work in inaugurating the LGBTQ+ Committee of the Houston Bar Association. In addition, the American Association of Law Libraries presented him with the Law Library Advocate Award for his work for the Harris County Law Library.

Judge Moore also serves on the Texas Pattern Jury Charge Committee (Green Book), and on the Board of Directors of TACTAS.

Before becoming a judge, Judge Moore had his own law firm, Daryl L. Moore, P.C., where he practiced trial and appellate work in state and federal courts from 1993 to 2016. Since 1995, he has been board-certified in Civil Appellate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and served as chair of the Civil Appellate Board Certification Committee from 2008-2011. He was chair of the Appellate Practice Sections of both the State Bar and the Houston Bar Association and a director of the Litigation Section of the Houston Bar Association.

Judge Moore has taught at the University of Texas School of Law (Appellate Advocacy), the University of Houston Law Center (Legal Research and Writing; Appellate Advocacy), and South Texas College of Law (Trial and Appellate Procedure).

Judge Moore earned his law degree from South Texas College of Law and served as briefing attorney for the Fourteenth Court of Appeals after graduation. He then worked as an associate at a Houston law firm. He is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and has a master’s degree from Houston Baptist University.

EDUCATION

  • South Texas College of Law, J.D., 1989
  • University of Texas at Austin, B.A., 1985
  • Houston Baptist University, M.L.A., 2008

AWARDS & HONORS

  • Highest Rated Elected Trial Judge in Harris County, Houston Bar Association, 2019
  • Trial Judge of the Year, Texas Association of Civil & Appellate Specialists, 2018
  • President’s Award, Houston Bar Association, 2018, 2020
  • Law Library Advocate Award, American Association of Law Libraries, 2020
  • John Paul Barnich Award, Justice for the LGBTQ+ Community, 2020
  • Life Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation, 2010
  • AV-rated, Martindale-Hubbell, 2005-present
  • Texas SuperLawyer,  2003, 2006-2016

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITES

  • Board Certified, Civil Appellate Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 1995 – present
  • Member, Texas Pattern Jury Charge Committee Green Book, 2019 – present
  • Officer, Texas Association of Civil Trial & Appellate Specialists (TACTAS)
  • Chair, Civil Appellate Board Certification Committee, 2008-2011
  • Chair, Appellate Practice Section, State Bar of Texas, 2008-2009
  • Director, Litigation Section; Chair, Appellate Practice, Houston Bar Association, 2003
  • Adjunct Professor, University of Texas School of Law, 2008-2015
  • Adjunct Professor, South Texas College of Law, 2007, 2017
  • Adjunct Professor, University of Houston Law Center, 1990-95, 1997
  • Editor-in-Chief, The Appellate Lawyer, 1997-98

PUBLICATIONS & SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

Author/Speaker, State Bar of Texas Courses

  • Advanced Civil Appellate Practice
  • Advanced Civil Trial Practice Course
  • Advanced Personal Injury Practice Court

Author/Speaker, University of Texas

  • State and Federal Appeals Course

Texas Association of Civil Trial & Appellate Specialists

Author, O’Connor’s Federal Forms: Civil Trials, Chapters 1-5, 1997

Co-Author, O’Connor’s Federal Rules: Civil Trials, Chapter 3, 1996

Co-Author, O’Connor’s Texas Forms, Civil Trials & Appeals, 1994, 1996

 

 

 

 

EDUCATION
  • South Texas College of Law, J.D., 1989
  • University of Texas at Austin, B.A., 1985
  • Houston Baptist University, M.L.A., 2008
AWARDS & HONORS
  • Highest Rated Elected Trial Judge in Harris County, Houston Bar Association, 2019
  • Trial Judge of the Year, Texas Association of Civil & Appellate Specialists, 2018
  • President’s Award, Houston Bar Association, 2018, 2020
  • Law Library Advocate Award, American Association of Law Libraries, 2020
  • John Paul Barnich Award, Justice for the LGBTQ+ Community, 2020
  • Life Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation, 2010
  • AV-rated, Martindale-Hubbell, 2005-present
  • Texas SuperLawyer,  2003, 2006-2016
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITES
  • Board Certified, Civil Appellate Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 1995 – present
  • Member, Texas Pattern Jury Charge Committee Green Book, 2019 – present
  • Officer, Texas Association of Civil Trial & Appellate Specialists (TACTAS)
  • Chair, Civil Appellate Board Certification Committee, 2008-2011
  • Chair, Appellate Practice Section, State Bar of Texas, 2008-2009
  • Director, Litigation Section; Chair, Appellate Practice, Houston Bar Association, 2003
  • Adjunct Professor, University of Texas School of Law, 2008-2015
  • Adjunct Professor, South Texas College of Law, 2007, 2017
  • Adjunct Professor, University of Houston Law Center, 1990-95, 1997
  • Editor-in-Chief, The Appellate Lawyer, 1997-98
PUBLICATIONS & SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

Author/Speaker, State Bar of Texas Courses

  • Advanced Civil Appellate Practice
  • Advanced Civil Trial Practice Course
  • Advanced Personal Injury Practice Court

Author/Speaker, University of Texas

  • State and Federal Appeals Course

Texas Association of Civil Trial & Appellate Specialists

Author, O’Connor’s Federal Forms: Civil Trials, Chapters 1-5, 1997

Co-Author, O’Connor’s Federal Rules: Civil Trials, Chapter 3, 1996

Co-Author, O’Connor’s Texas Forms, Civil Trials & Appeals, 1994, 1996

 

 

 

 

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