Charles R. 'Chick' Moore
Firm:
Moore, Thompson & Lee, APLC
Phone:225-910-8326
Address: 6513 Perkins Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70808

Membership:
University: University of New Orleans, B.A., Government, 1969, Louisiana State University, J.D., 1972
Admitted: 1972, Louisiana
Biography: Charles R. "Chick" Moore was born in Hays, Kansas in 1947. He graduated from the University of New Orleans in 1969 with a degree in Government. He received his law degree from Louisiana State University Law Center in 1972, where he was a member of the Louisiana Law Review, graduated with honors (Order of the Coif), and was inducted into Phi Kappa Phi honor society. Mr. Moore is a member of the LSU Law Center Hall of Fame. He has served as a member of the adjunct faculty of both LSU and Southern Law Schools where he taught pretrial litigation. He has been a frequent lecturer before various bar associations and organizations. He served as a member of the Louisiana State Law Institute Committee on Product Liability and Evidence. The Institute is the official law revision agency for the State of Louisiana. He was selected to be a member of Litigation Counsel of America Trial Lawyer Honorary Society. He is rated AV by Martindale Hubbell, the highest rating for legal ability and ethics and is Board Certified in the area of Civil Trial Practice by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Mr. Moore is known for his dedication to the cause of his clients, his success in the courtroom and his creativity in the presentation of evidence. Mr. Moore served as President of the Louisiana Association for Justice (formerly the Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association) and during his term was successful in having the association of attorneys who primarily represent injured Louisianans, their families and small business, adopt a Code of Professionalism in an attempt to improve relations among members of the Bar and with the public. He was then asked to be co-chairman of the Louisiana State Bar Association's Committee on Professionalism which also adopted a Code of Professionalism which governs all Louisiana lawyers. For this work he received the President’s Award. He also served as president of the Louisiana Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). Mr. Moore is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association, The American Association for Justice, Louisiana Association for Justice, The Baton Rouge Bar Association and the American Board of Trial Advocates. He has been admitted to all Louisiana state and federal courts and has practiced before the U.S Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal. He had been admitted to practice in other states on a case by case basis. Mr. Moore has been published not only in the Louisiana Law Review, but has also written articles for the Journal of Maritime Law and Commerce and was requested to write an article published in Japan regarding his representation of the family of Yoshi Hattori, a foreign exchange student brutally shot and killed in Louisiana after knocking on the wrong door as he was seeking to attend a Halloween party. Mr. Moore also co-authored an article published in Australia regarding issues raised arising from the use of electrosurgical equipment during surgery. He is a frequent lecturer, having made over 100 presentations at seminars and bar meetings. He is often called on to speak on the use of demonstrative evidence. He has published on this subject in the Louisiana Bar Journal and was requested to write the chapter on demonstrative evidence in a book targeted to young attorneys to introduce them to litigation practice in Louisiana. Mr. Moore’s legal philosophy is that no one is above the law and because of that he has taken cases which other attorneys have shied away from accepting. Most notable were suits filed in the 1990’s in New Orleans Federal District Court against a majority of the judges constituting the Orleans Parish Civil District Court and then against judges on the Orleans Parish Criminal District Court for firing court employees who spoke publically on matters of public interest concerning the courts. Mr. Moore has extensive courtroom experience. His practice is statewide and has taken him not only from one end of the state to the other but also out into the North Sea off the Coast of Scotland and across the United States taking the depositions of officers and employees of some of our country’s major corporations. He has handled cases involving workplace explosions, crop duster and helicopter accidents, toxic chemical exposure, off shore and boating accidents, defective surgical equipment and medical devices, catastrophic trucking and automobile accidents, medical and legal malpractice cases and selected commercial cases. He also accepts cases which he finds to be particularly challenging and interesting or a matter of public interest and importance. Mr. Moore has a history of public service, having co-founded Louisiana Industries for the Disabled, Inc., an organization that provides employment for handicapped workers. He served as Chairman of the Advisory Council of the Women’s Community Rehabilitation Center whose purpose was to provide a transition from institutional care to a return to the community for women with mental impairments. He is past president of the Arts and Humanities Council of Greater Baton Rouge, served as a member of the finance committee of the Baton Rouge Area Parks and Recreation Association (BREC), was President of Mid-City Kiwanis, served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Louisiana Arts and Science Center and was a member of the LSU College of Arts and Science Advisory Council. He is also the founder of Science Outreach Foundation, a project which strives to excite our school children to learn through hands on interaction with fossils, a life size cast of a T-rex skull, meteorites, a mammoth tusk, crystals and other wonders of science. Mr. Moore has spoken free of charge to over 80 different schools across Louisiana to over 25,000 students. His work with school children is an important part of who he is and has helped him sharpen his skills in the presentation of evidence during trial. He was asked by the Mayor the City of Baton Rouge to have over 6,000 voters wrongfully removed from the voter rolls reinstated which he did on a pro bono basis. For that work the mayor designated Election Day in honor of Mr. Moore’s firm. He has served as Chairman of the East Baton Rouge Parish Executive Committee of the Louisiana Democratic Party as well as a member of the State Central Committee. When he is not practicing law or speaking to students, Mr. Moore is an avid photographer and has recently developed a passion for studying and photographing whales on the Maine coast near his mother’s childhood island home near the Canadian border. Mr. Moore believes that a strong relationship between attorney and client is the key element in his cases. This means not only returning phone calls but taking as much time as needed to understand the client and the impact tragic events have had on the life of the client and his family. Mr. Moore invites to call his office and make an appointment to come and talk to him. (Board Certified Civil Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy)