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Jerry D. Moore

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Practice Areas:

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

A Committed And Knowledgable Approach

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.

Education

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

Bar Admissions

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

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)

Current Employment Position

  • Attorney

Past Positions

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