Jerry D. Moore

Jerry D. Moore

Attorney
Location:
Morgantown, West Virginia
Phone:
304-358-0318
800-532-4082
Fax:
304-358-3227
Email:
Jerry has experience that is matched by few other attorneys.  For over 40 years, he has been litigating cases and knows the courtroom as good as anyone.  Jerry has successfully tried over 100 cases and argued before the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals.  After 22 years in public service as a prosecuting attorney and circuit judge, Jerry returned to private practice where he handles serious and complex criminal defense, wrongful death, estate litigation, and other civil matters.
Battle tested and trusted, Jerry’s clients rely upon him when the stakes are the highest.  Jerry excels at understanding people’s needs and focuses his efforts on achieving those needs.  His common sense approach and down-to-earth personality may surprise you when talking with Jerry about your case.  However, once you see him in the courtroom, you will understand why he is one of those most sought after attorneys in the area.

Areas of Practice

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

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