Joel Moore Law, P.L.L.C. Law firm in Dallas-Fort Worth Joel Moore Law, P.L.L.C.
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Joel Moore, Texas attorney

Joel Moore, Managing Member
(469) 777-6347

P.O. Box 777
Celina, TX  75009

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practices

General practice

Contracts:
   Draft new or review existing
   Negotiation

Disputes:
   Demand letters
   Mediation

Litigation:
   State courts
   Federal courts
   Administrative agencies

Real estate transactions:
   All aspects (see right)

Legal documents, filings:
   Entity formation
   Bylaws, resolutions
   Deeds
   Wills, trusts

Legal compliance:
   Statutes, regulations, cases

Intellectual property, copyrights

Employers:
   Policies, employment manuals
   Employment termination
   Legal compliance

location

Joel Moore Law, p.l.l.c. is located in Celina, Texas in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.

Joel Moore Law, p.l.l.c. serves all areas of Texas, Louisiana, North Carolina, and Georgia.  Appointments available.

Texas Notary Public

Joel Moore Law, p.l.l.c. is a private practice law firm located in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex in Texas, one of the most important centers for economic, political, and religious activity in the United States.  The firm’s strength is in its managing member Joel Moore, an attorney with sophisticated and well-rounded legal experience who believes in treating client matters as he would want his own important matters handled.

Mr. Moore is licensed to practice law in Texas, Louisiana, North Carolina, Georgia, Illinois (inactive), and four federal courts.

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legal background

Mr. Moore earned a Doctor of Jurisprudence from a top-20 law school where his peers selected him to receive the Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law Outstanding Editor Award for the most outstanding work on the Journal, and to publish on the topic of natural law.  After law school, a senior federal appellate judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit granted Mr. Moore a prestigious federal clerkship, one step below the U.S. Supreme Court.

Before founding Joel Moore Law, p.l.l.c., Mr. Moore worked for several years in the main Dallas office of Locke Liddell & Sapp llp, one of the largest and most respected law firms in the country, as a litigation attorney.  Mr. Moore then served as an Assistant Attorney General for the Office of the Attorney General of Texas, Greg Abbott, prior to accepting a trusted position as in-house counsel for James Dobson’s Focus on the Family in Colorado Springs, Colorado, a Christian nonprofit corporation with substantial intellectual property resources and a radio show listened to by millions of people.

legal experience

Joel Moore Law, p.l.l.c. has the learning, skill, and industry to deliver excellent legal services.  The Supreme Court of Texas observed in the Texas Lawyer’s Creed that “A lawyer owes to a client allegiance, learning, skill, and industry,” and explained in the professional rules that:

Dallas-Fort Worth lawyer Joel Moore
As advisor, a lawyer provides a client with an informed understanding of the client’s legal rights and obligations and explains their practical implications.  As advocate, a lawyer zealously asserts the client’s position under the rules of the adversary system.  As negotiator, a lawyer seeks a result advantageous to the client but consistent with requirements of honest dealing with others.

During the course of Mr. Moore’s legal practice, he has analyzed important civil and criminal federal appellate cases for a federal judge reviewing district court opinions, and has helped clients in civil litigation in federal district courts and federal appellate courts.  Most recently, Mr. Moore first-chaired a major federal court dispute between over 20 different parties from five different states.  He also has experience in state courts representing the State of Texas and private clients in civil litigation, and representing the People of the State of Michigan in criminal cases.  Mr. Moore’s practice has also involved state administrative agencies, mediations, arbitrations, and class action defense.

Real estate transactions may involve a variety of complexities that require excellent legal oversight to avoid a wide variety of potential current and future problems.  Mr. Moore has handled all aspects of numerous real estate transactions in multiple states worth millions of dollars.  When it comes to drafting a sales contract that protects the client’s interests, oil and gas rights and leases, the mineral estate, chain of title, abstract of title, managing and reviewing professional surveys, legal descriptions of property, property tax appraisals and exemptions, drafting deeds and various other real property instruments, environmental reports, restrictive covenants, homeowners’ associations, zoning and compliance with municipality rules, ordinances, and procedures, working with city counsel, city staff and attorneys, and a planning and zoning commission, trade fixtures, contracts with the government, title insurance, a title insurance claims process, working with lenders and banking institutions, closing and working with escrow agents, compliance with terms of deed of trust instruments and lending requirements, easements and other burdens running with the land, working with builders, contractors, architects, and other professionals, and other matters unique to a specific tract of real property or building project, Mr. Moore can thoroughly evaluate the legal landscape and apply legal issues to practical client considerations and goals.  Accuracy and excellence in analysis and preparation enable achievement of the best possible outcome for the long-term interests of the client.

Mr. Moore has performed legal work for large international companies, small businesses, national banking institutions, insurance companies, product manufacturers, oil and gas corporations, individual persons, farming operations, large real-estate owners and property managers, nonprofit corporations, a Christian campground, and many churches.  He has served clients as an outside attorney and counselor, and as in-house counsel.

As in-house counsel, Mr. Moore worked with human resources concerning a variety of employment matters for a 1,200 employee firm, helped manage substantial intellectual property resources, wrote company policies and employment policies, and wrote and negotiated a wide variety of contracts impacting company business locally, nationally, and internationally.

Perhaps most importantly, Mr. Moore prioritizes client communication and involvement in legal projects.  Clients consistently find him to be a good listener, responsive, and able to effectively tailor legal solutions to the situation.  Work ethic and attention to detail help Mr. Moore to craft quality legal solutions, with an eye towards the client’s important needs and goals as well as public relations.

personal background

Mr. Moore’s personal background provides a good foundation for his legal practice, and gives him the ability to understand and effectively serve clients.  Mr. Moore grew up in a Christian family as a pastor’s son, where he learned the value of integrity of character, a strong work ethic, and family values.

Mr. Moore met his wife Megan at Prestonwood Baptist Church, Plano, Texas, and today they attend Stonebriar Community Church, Frisco, Texas with their boys Jude Luke and Cade James.  Mr. Moore has volunteered for Salvation Army as a bell ringer, Focus on the Family conferences, The Navigators at the Glen Eyrie castle, Campus Crusade for Christ as an emcee, and various other Christian organizations and churches.

Some of Mr. Moore’s personal interests include studying the Bible and theology, teaching as an adjunct professor, writing, playing sports, and hunting.

experience

Litigation attorney,
   Locke Liddell & Sapp llp,
   Dallas office

In-house legal counsel,
   Focus on the Family

Assistant Attorney General,
   Office of the Attorney General
   of Texas Greg Abbott

clerkship

Senior U.S. Circuit Judge
   Richard F. Suhrheinrich,
   U.S. Court of Appeals for the
   Sixth Circuit

education

Doctor of Jurisprudence,
   Vanderbilt University
   Law School, Nashville,
   Tennessee

Master of Arts,
   Communication,
   Michigan State University,
   East Lansing, Michigan

Bachelor of Arts,
   Communication,
   with high honor,
   Michigan State University,
   East Lansing, Michigan

admissions

Texas

Louisiana

North Carolina

Georgia

Illinois (inactive)

U.S. Courts of Appeals:
   Sixth Circuit

U.S. District Courts:
   Northern District of Texas
   Southern District of Texas
   Western District of Michigan

publications
honors

Vanderbilt Journal of
   Transnational Law
   Outstanding Editor Award

Professional Authorities Editor,
   Vanderbilt Journal of
   Transnational Law

Invitation, Law Review,
   Michigan State University
   College of Law

Invitation, Journal of Medicine
   and Law, Michigan State
   University College of Law