Meet Rich Moore

Who am I?

My name is Rich Moore. I am the endorsed Democratic Party candidate for judge for the First District Court of Appeals.

I grew up here in Cincinnati. I went to Walnut Hills High School and then attended Bowling Green State University. 

After working a few years in Cleveland, I came back home to attend the University of Cincinnati College of Law. It was there that, in addition to earning my law degree, I met my wife of now over 30 years.

Our two kids both went to Walnut. One went on to become a Buckeye, the other a Bobcat. They are both now college graduates and out of the house, and we could not be prouder of them. My wife and I now live with two dogs and two cats.

I got married the same year I passed the bar, so I have also been practicing law for 30-plus years here in Hamilton County. As a partner at two of the largest law firms in town, I  learned from and worked with some of the best legal minds in the business.

As a trial lawyer, I represented clients in front of juries and judges, in both civil and criminal cases. I have also argued cases in both state and federal appellate courts. I have helped both corporations and individuals with a variety of legal issues, ranging from construction disputes to medical malpractice claims. My practice now focuses on employment law.

This community has been very good to me and my family and I have tried to give back through my work with several non-profit organizations.  I was Vice-President of the Black Lawyers Association of Cincinnati and served as Board Chair of the Urban League. I also served as Co-Chair of the Greater Cincinnati Minority Counsel Program, Board Chair of the Cancer Support Community, and President of the Board of the Mercantile Library. I have also served as a trustee for the Cincinnati Bar Association and the Cincinnati Bar Foundation. I currently serve as the treasurer of the local chapter of the Federal Bar Association and am a member of the boards of the Taft Museum of Art, La Soupe, and the BGSU Foundation. I also volunteered as an adjunct professor of legal ethics at UC’s law school. On reflection, I may need to stop raising my hand.

By bringing together my 30 years of legal experience and my demonstrated commitment to this community, I hope to serve the people of Hamilton County as a judge on the First District Court of Appeals.

Why Me?

My legal training at two of the best law firms in the country and my 30 years of legal experience representing clients in a wide range of legal matters make me uniquely qualified to serve as a judge on the Court of Appeals. In addition, if elected, I will bring my strong work ethic and critical thinking skills to bear in service to this community.

Why am I Running?

I believe that all of us who want to maintain this democracy must protect it. I used to think that I could meet my obligations by simply paying my taxes, voting, and serving on jury duty if called. Now, however, I feel an obligation to do more. 

I think my highest and best use in this ongoing fight to preserve our democracy is to leverage my 30-plus years of legal experience and whatever talent I possess to make sure that our courts remain strong and that the rule of law is applied equally to all those having business before the court. While I cannot guarantee how I would rule on any particular matter,  I can guarantee that, if elected, every decision that I put my name to will be based on the law and the facts, nothing more, nothing less. And that every day I serve, I will work toward upholding the rule of law and seeing that justice is done. 

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