Judge Carlos Moore, Mississippi USA
Meet the truly inspirational Judge Carlos Moore. Judge Moore has been named one of the Top 100 Most Influential African-American Leaders in the United States. This is evident in the success stories you will hear about arising from the revolutionary, positive changes he is bringing to his Mississippi courtroom via his alternative sentencing program.
Below we have listed Judge Moore's astounding achievements as a lawyer to date:
In 2012, Judge Moore was named a White House Fellows Regional Finalist, ranking in the top 100 of approximately 1000 fellowship applicants nationwide and named Young Lawyer of the Year by the National Bar Association. He served as inaugural president and has been a founding member of the National Law Group, a consortium of plaintiff law firms across the country, since 2010, and is most noted for winning a $12 million jury verdict for a deserving client in 2010, just 4 years to the day after opening his own law practice. He is also a 2013 graduate of the Collaborative Bar Leadership Academy. In 2013, Judge Moore was named Attorney of the Month and appeared on the June 2013 cover of Attorney at Law Magazine, Mississippi edition.
In October of 2013, Moore was named the City Prosecutor for the Town of Webb, Mississippi, and in December 2013 Carlos became a graduate of Leadership Mississippi. In the summer of 2014 he was named a Trailblazer Under 40 by the National Bar Association, received the NBA Presidential Fred D. Gray Legacy Award, was honored with the NBA Solo and Small Firms Division prestigious Esquire Award, and completed his term as Chair of the Workers’ Compensation Section of The Mississippi Bar. In January of 2015, Judge Moore received the Outstanding Alumni Award from the Southern Region Black Law Students Association and in May of 2015, he was named to the board of directors for the Foundation For The Mid-South.
In November of 2015, Judge Moore was named Prosecutor for the Town of Vaiden, Mississippi. In 2017, he was named a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and was appointed to the ABA Council on Racial & Ethnic Diversity in the Educational Pipeline by then American Bar Association President Paulette Brown. In July of 2017, he was appointed as the first African-American Municipal Judge Pro Tem for the City of Clarksdale, Mississippi and in May of 2020 he was appointed as the first African-American Municipal Judge Pro Tem for the City of Grenada, Mississippi where he resides.
In December 2017, he was named City Attorney for Jonestown, Mississippi and in April of 2018, he was named City Attorney for Drew, Mississippi. In 2018 and again in 2019, Judge Moore was selected by Jackson Free Press for two distinct honors, Overall Best Attorney and Best Defense Attorney Since 2019, he has been Vice Chairman of the Board for the Foundation of the Mid-South while simultaneously serving as President and Chairman of the Board for A Better Mississippi Foundation.
Most recently in July of 2020, Judge Moore was elected as President - Elect of the National Bar Association and he will be sworn in as President of the National Bar Association in July of 2021. In September of 2020, African Leadership Magazine named him one of the Top 100 Most Influential African-American Leaders in the United States.
We applaud Judge Moore for taking a higher perspective. Please do look him up on social media and support his work.