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Martha Denning Moore

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Martha Moore

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B.A. North Carolina State University 1979
M.A. North Carolina State University 1980
J.D. University of North Carolina School of Law-Chapel Hill 1983
Admitted to Practice in North Carolina (1983) and in Michigan (1986) 

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I come to WMU-Cooley from the Southfield, Michigan, firm of Moore & Pozehl, P.C., where I was a partner and shareholder. I concentrated my practice in the areas of legal ethics, including attorney disciplinary and legal malpractice defense, and criminal defense in juvenile and district courts. I held the same position with the firm under the name of Moore Vestrand & Pozehl.

Prior to my work with Moore & Pozehl, I served as staff counsel for the Michigan Attorney Grievance Commission. I have also served as an associate attorney for the firm of Lewis White & Clay, P.C., working as an in-house warranty counsel for Chrysler Corp.; as an assistant district attorney in Durham County, N.C., and as an associate attorney with Michaux & Michaux, in Durham, N.C.  I also served as Law Clerk for the North Carolina Administrative Office of the Courts and the North Carolina Attorney General’s Office in the criminal appellate division researching and writing criminal appellate briefs.  I also served as a policy analyst intern for the North Carolina Administrative Office of the Courts, where I conducted the first/evaluation of the then newly implemented “Firecracker” or “One-Day/One-Trial” Jury System for civil and criminal cases.  Lastly, I served as an Intern for United States Senator Robert Morgan, where I worked on Capitol Hill assisting with speech writing, communication with constituents and issue research.

Articles (Law Reviews and Law Journals)

  • Martha D. Moore, Don’t Roll the Dice on Ethics, 22 T.M. Cooley L. Rev. 605 (2005).

Books and Chapters in Books

  • Martha D. Moore, "Connecting Ethics Instruction to Law Practice." in Teaching Law Practice: Preparing the Next Generation of Lawyers, 92-96, edited by Charles Cercone, Nelson P. Miller, & Christopher Trudeau. (Vanderplas 2013).

Short Works

  • Martha Denning Moore, Michigan's Attorney Disciplinary Process, Oakland County Bar Association Laches, May 2019. 
  • Martha Denning Moore, Reclaiming Civility, 4 Casino Law, Winter 2008 at 12.
  • Martha Moore, The Duty to Supervise Non-Lawyer Employees, 3 Casino Law., Fall 2007 at 14.
  • Martha Moore, The Ethical Duty of Communication, 3 Casino Law., Summer 2007 at 12.
  • Martha D. Moore, The Ethical Duty of Competence, 3 Casino Law., Spring 2007 at 11.
  • Martha D. Moore, Zealous Advocacy: Candor towards the Tribunal, 3 Casino Law., Winter 2007 at 9.
  • Martha D. Moore, Who Is the Client: The Organization, the Organization’s Agent, Officer, Director, Shareholder, or Employee? 2 Casino Law., Fall 2006 at 14.
  • Martha D. Moore, Confidentiality Ethics, 2 Casino Law., Summer 2006 at 16.
  • Martha D. Moore, E-Mail, Voice Mail and Legal Ethics, 32 Mich. Tr. Laws. Assn. Q., Spring 1998 at 11.
  • Martha D. Moore, "The Constitutionality of IOLTA (Interest on Lawyer Trust Accounts)," in Ethics and Professional Responsibility: Present and Future, 2-65-2-67 (Inst. of Continuing Legal Educ. 1998).
  • Martha D. Moore, "The Americans with Disabilities Act As It Relates to Professional Licensure and Discipline," in Ethics and Professional Responsibility: Present and Future, 2-23 (Inst. of Continuing Legal Educ. 1998).

Presentations

  • Martha D. Moore, Lecturer, Various Affiliated Bar Associations Regarding Professional Ethics and the Attorney Disciplinary Process (2003-present).
  • Martha D. Moore, Moderator, Ethics and the Gaming Industry (14th Annual National Institute on the Gaming Law Minefield, American Bar Association, Las Vegas, Nevada, Feb. 19, 2010).
  • Martha D. Moore, Moderator, Ethics and the Gaming Industry: Metadata: Ethical Considerations (13th Annual National Institute on the Gaming Law Minefield, American Bar Association, Las Vegas, Nevada, Feb. 6, 2009).
  • Martha D. Moore, Understanding the Attorney Disciplinary Process (Straker Bar Association, Southfield, Michigan, Nov. 19, 2008).
  • Martha D. Moore, Estate Planning (Elim Baptist Church, Detroit, Michigan, Oct. 18, 2008).
  • Martha D. Moore, Attorney Disciplinary Procedures: Candor towards the Tribunal (Oakland County Bar Association, Inns of Court, Oct. 15, 2008).
  • Martha D. Moore, Lecturer, (Harrison Elementary School, Pontiac, Michigan, June 2008).
  • Martha D. Moore, Ethics in Criminal Prosecutions and Defense (Thomas M. Cooley Law School, May 16, 2008).
  • Martha D. Moore, Lecturer, (Straker Bar Association, Southfield, Michigan, Mar. 2008).
  • Martha D. Moore, Panel Remarks, ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct (12th Annual National Institute on the Gaming Law Minefield, American Bar Association, Las Vegas, Nevada, Feb. 17, 2008).
  • Martha D. Moore, Juvenile Laws (Madison Heights High School Legal Rights Day, Madison Heights, Michigan, Oct. 25, 2007).
  • Martha D. Moore, Lecturer, (Saginaw Valley State University, Saginaw, Michigan, Oct. 2007).
  • Martha D. Moore, Lecturer, (Michigan Supreme Court National Law Day, Lansing, Michigan, May 2007).
  • Martha D. Moore, Moderator, ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct (11th Annual National Institute on the Gaming Law Minefield, American Bar Association, Las Vegas, Nevada, Feb. 16, 2007).
  • Martha D. Moore, Kid Laws (Pontiac Northern High School Legal Rights Day, Pontiac, Michigan, Oct. 3, 2006).
  • Martha D. Moore, Attorney Discipline Procedures (Tuscoloa County Bar Association, Sept. 8, 2006).
  • Martha D. Moore, Lecturer, (Elim Baptist Church, Detroit, Michigan, Sept. 2006).
  • Martha D. Moore, Ethical Issues in the Probate Law: Attorney Disciplinary Procedures (Oakland County Bar Association, Probate Section, May 24, 2006).
  • Martha D. Moore, Rules of Professional Conduct: Attorney Disciplinary Procedures (Black Women Lawyers Association, Mar. 19, 2006).
  • Martha D. Moore, Michigan Rules of Professional Conduct (Association of Legal Professionals, Feb. 24, 2006).
  • Martha D. Moore, Moderator, ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct (10th Annual National Institute on the Gaming Law Minefield, American Bar Association, Las Vegas, Nevada, Feb. 17, 2006).
  • Martha D. Moore, ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct (American Bar Association Gaming Seminar, Oct. 2005).
  • Martha D. Moore, Lecturer, Ethics in Gaming Seminar (Dearborn, Michigan, 2005).
  • Martha D. Moore, Lecturer, (National Association of Legal Assistants, 2005).
  • Martha D. Moore, Lecturer, (Oakland County Bar Association, Professionalism and Solo/Small Firm Committees, 2003).
  • Martha D. Moore, Lecturer, (Oakland County Bar Association, Criminal Law Committee, 2001).
  • Martha D. Moore, Faculty, (NAACP People's Law School, 1997-1999).
  • Martha Moore, Lecturer, Criminal Law and Procedure Class (Detroit College of Law at Michigan State University, 1997, 1998).
  • Martha D. Moore, CLE Presentation, The Americans with Disabilities Act As It Relates to Professional Licensure and Discipline (Institute of Continuing Legal Education, Ethics and Professional Responsibility: Present and Future, Oct. 1998).
  • Martha D. Moore, CLE Presentation, The Constitutionality of IOLTA (Interest on Lawyer Trust Accounts) (Institute of Continuing Legal Education, Ethics and Professional Responsibility: Present and Future, Oct. 1998).

Awards

  • Michigan Lawyer’s Weekly 2018 Class of Women in the Law
  • D. Augustus Straker Bar Association 2018 Trailblazer Award
  • Alabama A&M Mark of Excellence Award (2010)