Jess Moore has worked in and served the legal community most of his career. Admitted to the bar over 25 years ago, he today maintains a Dallas law practice focusing on real estate and business formation for entrepreneurs, family businesses, and small to mid-sized companies. He also serves as in-house counsel for a complex, multi-entity single family office and trusts located in Houston and Dallas.
He co-founded and for 15 years was CEO of Ad Hoc The Legal Placement Company, a legal recruiting and staffing firm that serviced more than 1,000 law firms and corporate clients globally. Through Ad Hoc, Jess played a key role redefining how the contract attorney placement industry classifies temporary labor for IRS tax compliance, gaining full support from the American Bar Association.
In the early 1990’s with funding from Warburg Pincus, Jess and a senior management team expanded JAMS
-- the largest privately-held alternative dispute resolution (ADR) company in the U.S. -- beyond California to Texas, Georgia and the East Coast. The growth primed the company for its acquisition of the second largest ADR provider in the U.S.
Prior to attending law school, Jess served as Director of Jury Services for Dallas County, the only county among 254 in Texas in which the oversight of the jury system was not then vested in the elected office of District Clerk. Appointed and managed by a board of district judges, Jess converted the fifth largest jury system in the U.S. to the one-day/one-trial and standby juror formats used today.
In the earliest days of his career, he taught college courses in Texas and American politics, and managed Texas election result tabulations for national news organizations. He's coordinated or managed dozens of judicial, gubernatorial, and congressional campaigns/field efforts.
- Business Law
- Estate Planning
- Real Estate Law
- South Texas College of Law
- J.D. (1990)
- Activities: Briefing Clerk, Judge Jim Scanlan, Harris County Probate Court No. 2
- Southern Methodist University
- M.A. (1981) | Master of Public Administration
- Centenary College of Louisiana
- B.A. (1978) | Sociology and Political Science
- State Bar of Texas # 14350750
- Jess Moore About Me