David E. Moore devotes his practice to criminal law. David brings a unique personal and professional experience to every case he works on with his client.
David Moore began a career in law enforcement with the Houston Police Department in February, 1979 where he worked patrol, jail, criminal investigations, criminal response team, and undercover narcotics. David and his team of 5 officers were awarded the Houston Police Chief's Commendation Award for outstanding performance in the line of duty. David was the focus of a week long television series narrated by Marvin Zindler called, "Cops are People Too." The week long televisions news broadcast chronicled a day in the life of a Houston Police Officer. David was one of only two officers selected to portray the image the over 4,000 officer Houston Police Department wanted the public to see.
David received numerous commendations for outstanding and significant seizures of narcotics and drug money, and led officers on some of the biggest narcotic investigations and wiretaps in the history of the department at that time.
David has been cross-designated with United States Customs, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation while working major task force cases that stretched from Houston and Central Texas across the United States.
David later joined the Limestone County Sheriff's Office in Groesbeck, Texas where he was promoted to Lieutenant in charge of patrol, narcotics, and dispatch.
David's experience in working as a police officer is invaluable in identifying deficiencies in police work. David's experience enables him to identify search and seizure issues as well as chain of custody issues. The fact that David has written hundreds of search and arrest warrant affidavits and executed hundreds of search and arrest warrants enables him to properly identify improper police practices and procedures. This knowledge is invaluable as a defense attorney.
David Moore attended Sam Houston State University after 20 years of law enforcement. David graduated on December 19, 1998 with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice in Law Enforcement-Police Science. David graduated Summa Cum Laude, Alpha Chi.
David was immediately accepted into Baylor School of Law where David honed his trial skills in the famed Practice Court program, recognized nationally as the "boot camp" training program for trial attorneys.
David Moore graduated from Baylor on November 10, 2001 and was hired as an Assistant Limestone County/District Attorney. While waiting on his bar results, David successfully prosecuted several trials working as a 3L bar student and upon passing the Texas State Bar the first attempt, David was licensed to practice law by the Supreme Court of Texas on May 3, 2002.
David has tried many criminal cases to verdict, both as a prosecutor and as a criminal defense attorney.
David E. Moore was recently the inspiration for a character in a fictional feature film written by Bill Haney and directed by Tim Disney of Uncommon Productions. The movie was based upon a true case that David worked on as a criminal defense attorney. This case led to the production of a movie named, "American Violet" in which David's character is portrayed by famed actor Will Patton. Will Patton's film credit can be found at www.imdb.com
David and his wife Lori have a cameo walk through appearance in one of the scenes in the movie, "American Violet". The movie won the award for Audience Favorite at the Mill Valley Film Festival in California and was the Official Selection at SXSW Film Festival in Austin on March 15, 2009 and made its world premiere at the Telluride Film Festival in Colorado in 2008.
The movie, "American Violet" can be found at the following websites:
The scheduled release date was April 17, 2009.
The movie, "American Violet" depicts the struggle of a single mother of four who was wrongfully arrested on drug charges in a rural Texas community. After the criminal case against her was dismissed because the cases were tainted by the use of an uncorroborated informant, she joined forces with the ACLU to sue the arresting officers and prosecutor involved in the case. David Moore, because of his training and experience in undercover narcotics work and because of his success as a Texas trial lawyer, was recommended by a Baylor Law School Professor, Mark Osler, to assist the plaintiffs as local counsel against the government.
David Moore and the ACLU made an "unlikely alliance" who worked together prosecuting the young mother's claim in Federal Court for her unlawful arrest and incarceration.
During David Moore's work on this case, he traveled to California, Washington, D.C. and Dallas, Texas to assist this wrongfully accused woman in seeking justice. David worked pro bono on the case and devoted hundreds of hours of time to the successful resolution of the case.
David has earned the respect of law enforcement officers, prosecutors, and other defense lawyers across central Texas because of his skill in the courtroom.
Let David E. Moore work for you on your criminal law case.