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Jared T. Moore

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Jared T. Moore Managing Attorney


Jared fights hard for his clients with passion and skills that are second to none. In the toughest situations, Jared’s clients place their faith in him as a compassionate and trusted litigator. A familiar face in the courthouse, Jared concentrates his practice on criminal defenseschool abuse casesemployment matterspersonal injury, and wrongful death.

Jared routinely handles complex and high-profile criminal and civil cases and is widely recognized for his trial skills and his ability to advocate for clients through aggressive negotiations outside the courtroom. Fellow attorneys have described him as “a very aggressive advocate for his clients” and “an excellent attorney in both civil litigation and criminal law.” Another attorney noted that “he isn’t afraid to take a case to trial . . . he has outstanding courtroom skills and commands the courtroom with his presence before the jury.” 

At the end of the day, complete client satisfaction is Jared’s main priority. He is dedicated to obtaining the best possible result, keeping his clients informed at every step, and being sensitive to their individual needs.

Here is what actual clients have said about Jared:

  • “He does not falter when you need him the most.”
  • “He’s not afraid to fight when other lawyers turn away due to fear of losing a case.”
  • “He will step on toes to make sure you’re treated right and gets the job done.”
  • “He cares about people and is not focused on the money.”
  • “He was compassionate and made sure the truth was heard.”
  • “I could type pages about how good I felt knowing Jared Moore was backing me in my case, but there are no words that can truly express the comfort I felt even when things looked horribly bad.”
  • “There has not been a moment in the almost two years that he represented me in a criminal and civil matter that I haven’t been able to count on him.”
  • “Jared is professional, polite, and to the point. He does not mess around, and he always takes the time to explain each step of the process.”
  • “He contacted me with updates at every juncture no matter how insignificant or great and this put my mind at ease.”
  • “He truly cared about the outcome and about us.”
  • “Top notch and exceeded my expectations.”
  • “He wasn’t our initial lawyer, but I wish he would have been.”
  • “I was not a million dollar retainer that he was earning but he handled my case with the utmost importance and sincerity as if it was.”
  • “Jared was extremely professional and always assured us it was going to be fine.”
  • “He provided me with an honest portrayal of my situation and when faced with an outcome that was not handled properly by a presiding individual he worked tirelessly to rectify the situation within 24 hours. That was a true testament to how much effort he puts forth on his cases.”
  • “He was straightforward and accomplished each thing he said he would!”
  • “His knowledge of the law is impeccable. To say I would recommend him is an understatement.”

Jared is well-known for his work in criminal cases.  Based upon his in-depth knowledge of the constitution and criminal law principles, as well as his effective writing and creative motion practice, numerous criminal charges have been dismissed against Jared’s clients, including serious felonies.    His defense strategy has resulted in multiple acquittals in jury trials.  He challenges the prosecution at every turn and leaves no stone unturned.  Jared often surprises prosecutors with his creative and strategic motion practice prior to trial, resulting in dismissed charges and more favorable plea offers for his clients. When trial is necessary, he is known for his clever and skillful cross-examination of law enforcement witnesses. 

Jared is a proven and experienced attorney in employment claims, suchas discriminationharassmentretaliationwrongful termination, and wage and hour violations. He was involved in an employment case where the employer was represented by a well-known national defense firm. After several strategic decisions and shortly before trial, Jared obtained a very favorable settlement for his client nearly seven times the amount of the best and final offer at mediation.  Jared has experience defending employers in employment litigation, which give him a very unique and well-rounded perspective in handling similar cases for employees. 

Representing Several Kinds of Professionals

Jared has also represented prosecutors, attorneys, and other professionals in civil litigation. He successfully represented an attorney serving as the executor of an estate in a will contest. The trial judge granted summary judgment for Jared’s client, and the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia upheld the favorable decision on appeal.

In addition, Jared has extensive experience in personal injury and wrongful death cases. Knowing how insurance companies evaluate and defend cases, Jared is able to steer his client’s case in the route of maximum recovery. He has represented clients in car, truck, and motorcycle accidents, as well as pedestrian/motor vehicle collisions.

Jared joined The Moore Law Firm, PLLC in September 2013. Since then, Jared has served as lead counsel in hundreds of cases. Jared regularly appears in municipal, magistrate, and circuit courts throughout northern West Virginia and also has experience litigating matters in federal court. He is well-versed in courtroom procedure. Jared has successfully tried numerous cases to verdict and has also argued several cases before the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia.

After graduating from the West Virginia University College of Law, Jared worked at a prominent defense firm in Charleston. He primarily defended personal injury actions but also gained experience in breach of contract, bad faith, deliberate intent, property damage, and defamation cases.

For more information, contact us today.


West Virginia University College of Law, Morgantown, West Virginia

  • J.D. - 2012
  • Honors: Order of the Barristers
  • Honors: Patrick Duffy Koontz Award
  • Honors: President – Marlyn E. Lugar Trial Association
  • Honors: 2012 Champion – Lugar Cup Competition
  • Honors: CALI Award (Highest Grade) in Trial Advocacy and Post-Conviction Remedies

West Virginia University

  • B.S. - 2009
  • Honors: summa cum laude
  • Honors: Beta Gamma Sigma
  • Honors: PNC Scholar
  • Major: Business Administration with an Emphasis in Finance


  • AV Preeminent® Rating - Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Fellow - National Association of Distinguished Counsel (2019 to present)
  • Client Champion Gold - Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Top 40 Under 40 - The National Trial Lawyers
  • Top 10 Under 40 - National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • Clients’ Choice Award 2016 - Avvo

Representative Cases

  • State ex rel. Jill Banner v. Hon. Philip D. Gaujot, Judge, No. 23-54 (original prohibition – upholding denial of motion to dismiss on jurisdictional grounds) 
  • RWM Logistics Corp. v. Doe, No. 21-0062, (W. Va. May 26, 2022) (affirming $141,472.99 judgment in employment discrimination case)
  • Zerfoss v. Hinkle Trucking, Inc., No. 19-1126, 2022 WL 1223941 (W. Va. Apr. 26, 2022) (wage payment and collection act)
  • State v. Connor, 244 W. Va. 594, 855 S.E.2d 902 (2021) (constitutionality of Failure to Render Aid criminal statute)
  • Greaser v. Hinkle, 245 W. Va. 122, 857 S.E.2d 614 (2021) (retaliatory discharge)
  • State v. Rexrode, 243 W. Va. 302, 844 S.E.2d 73 (June 8, 2020) (warrantless entry into home)
  • W. Va. Div. of Nat. Res. v. Dawson, 242 W. Va. 176, 832 S.E.2d 102 (2019) (qualified immunity)
  • Miskell v. Moore, No. 17-0836, 2019 WL 2322540 (W. Va. May 31, 2019) (litigation privilege)
  • State ex rel. Perry DeChristopher, Prosecuting Attorney v. Hon. Philip D. Gaujot, Judge, No. 19-1059 (original prohibition - exclusion of expert witness)
  • Mitchell, et al. v. Mitchell, et al., No. 17-0556, 2018 WL 4909884 (W. Va. Oct. 10, 2018) (estate litigation)
  • Greco, et al. v. Sponaugle, No. 17-0124, 2018 WL 798534 (W. Va. Feb. 9, 2018) (will contest)
  • C.D. v. Grant Cty. Bd. of Educ., No. 16-1035, 2017 WL 4711425 (W. Va. Oct. 20, 2017) (failure to accommodate a disability)
  • Barb v. Shepherd Univ. Bd. of Governors, No. 14-1115, 2016 WL 143302 (W. Va. Jan. 8, 2016) (premises liability)
  • Lewis v. Samples, No. 13-0464, 2013 WL 5988970 (W. Va. Nov. 12, 2013) (prosecutorial immunity)


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