Michael J. Moore (Mercer University, Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law) is nominated to be the U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia. He would replace Frank Maxwell Wood who was U.S. Attorney from 2001 until July 31, 2009. After resigning, Wood announced his candidacy for Georgia attorney general. The district’s current acting U.S. Attorney is G.F. Pete Peterman III.
- Born in Atlanta in 1968.
- Has owned his private law practice in Warner Robins, Ga., since 2005.
- Has been an administrative law judge for the city of Warner Robins since 2004.
- Was a state senator in Georgia from 2002 to 2003. In 2001, he ran in a special election, which he won in a run-off election. He lost re-election the following year.
- Served as chief financial officer and secretary of his wife’s at-home physical therapy practice, Kids Need Moore, Inc., from 2000 until earlier this year.
- Was a partner at Clarke, Moore and Hall, P.C. in Warner Robins, Ga., from 1997 to 2005.
- Worked as the chief/assistant district attorney in the Houston Judicial Circuit in Perry, Ga., from 1993 to 1997. He previously clerked in the office from 1992 to 1993. In 2004, he unsuccessfully ran for Houston County district attorney.
- Clerked for the U.S. Attorney’s office in the Middle District of Georgia in Macon, Ga., from 1991 to 1992.
- Worked as an insurance fraud/claims investigator at Equifax Services, Inc. in Atlanta from 1989 to 1990.
- Has tried between 100 and 120 cases to verdict or judgment. Approximately one-third of the cases were handled with co-counsel while he served as sole counsel in the remainder.
Click here for his full Senate Judiciary Committee questionnaire.
On his Office of Government Ethics financial disclosure Moore earned $448,500 as an executor fee from the Beatrice Buice Estate. He also reports liabilities of between $270,005 and $630,000 for two credit lines and three loans for business, investment and partnership.
UPDATE: On his Senate Judiciary financial disclosure Moore reported assets valued at $2.3 million, mostly from real estate and assets “due from others,” and $1.2 million in liabilities for a net worth of $1.1 million.