Jerry D. Moore

Jerry D. Moore

Location:
Morgantown, West Virginia
Phone:
304-358-0318
800-532-4082
Fax:
304-358-3227
Email:
Jerry D. Moore has 40 years of courtroom experience. He has successfully tried over 100 cases, both criminal and civil. Jerry is a former Prosecuting Attorney and Circuit Judge and is the only Attorney in the Circuit to have defended, prosecuted, and presided over a first degree murder case. Jerry concentrates his practice on serious and complex criminal defense, wrongful death, and property damage cases. He has been very successful in obtaining favorable results for his clients, in part, because of his courtroom experience and widely recognized reputation for success.

Areas of Practice

  • DUI/DWI
  • Criminal Defense
  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Employment Law - Employee
  • Civil Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • West Virginia, 1977
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of West Virginia
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of West Virginia

Education

  • West Virginia University College of Law, Morgantown, West Virginia - 1977
    • Law Review: West Virginia University College of Law
  • West Virginia University
    • A.B. Political Science magna cum laude - 1974
    • Honors: Phi Beta Kappa

Representative Cases

  • State v. Critzer, 167 W. Va. 655, 280 S.E.2d 288 (1981) (obtaining money by false pretenses)
  • Keller v. Hartman, 175 W. Va. 418, 333 S.E.2d 89 (1985) (prescriptive easement)
  • Wimer v. Hinkle, 180 W. Va. 660, 379 S.E.2d 383 (1989) (admissibility of decedent’s statement under Deadman’s Act)
  • Warner v. Warner, 183 W. Va. 90, 394 S.E.2d 74 (1990) (duress and undue influence in property settlement agreement)
  • Bland v. Bland, 182 W. Va. 686, 391 S.E.2d 376 (1990) (partition of real estate)
  • Dottie S. v. Christopher S., 185 W. Va. 467, 408 S.E.2d 46 (1991) (child custody)
  • Kimble v. Kimble, 186 W. Va. 147, 411 S.E.2d 472 (1991) (valuation of marital property)
  • Fraley v. Family Dollar Stores of Marlinton, W. Virginia, Inc., 188 W. Va. 35, 422 S.E.2d 512 (1992) (forfeiture of lease)
  • Simmons v. Comer, 190 W. Va. 350, 438 S.E.2d 530 (1993) (child custody)
  • State ex rel. McClanahan v. Hamilton, 189 W. Va. 290, 430 S.E.2d 569 (1993) (prosecutorial disqualification)
  • Rock v. Rock, 201 W. Va. 374, 497 S.E.2d 351 (1997) (child custody)

Past Employment Positions

  • Mental Hygiene Commissioner, 1982 - 1988
  • Prosecuting Attorney, Pendleton County, 1988 - 2008
  • Circuit Judge, 22nd Judicial Circuit, 2008 - 2010
  • Chairman, Allegheny Bancshares, 2006 - 2008
  • Board of Directors, Allegheny Bancshares, 1987 - 2006
  • Vice-Chairman Pendleton County Democrat Executive Committee, 1982 - 2008