• BOARD CERTIFIED IN CRIMINAL LAW. OVER 25 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE FIGHTING FOR JUSTICE.

    We represent clients through all stages of a criminal case, from investigation to arrest, from a bail hearing to a jury trial.

  • Returning Justice to the System

    Terri is well known as a zealous fighter with a vigorous work ethic.

  • Recipient of the Extraordinary Women in Law Award from the Texas Lawyer Magazine in 2008.

  • FIGHTING FOR YOUR INNOCENCE

    Terri was the former First Assistant District Attorney of Dallas County and it was Terri’s brainchild to establish the Conviction Integrity Unit, the first of its kind anywhere in the United States, which has made a significant impact on the criminal justice system.

  • Areas of Expertise

    Federal Crimes - white collar, income tax evasion, immigration, internet fraud and drug prosecutions. State Crimes - Capital Murder, murder, sexual assault, aggravated assault, drug crimes, robbery, burglary, family violence, driving while intoxicated, expungements, non-disclosures and more.

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300 Burnett Street, Suite 160
Fort Worth, Texas 76102
Office: 817-877-4700
Fax: 817-698-0000
Email: moore@terrimoorelaw.com


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About Terri Moore

Terri Moore, a resident of Fort Worth, Texas is a veteran trial lawyer with 14 years of experience at the state level as a prosecutor, over four years experience as a federal prosecutor—where she tried the largest child internet pornography case in U.S. history—and seven years experience as a criminal defense attorney. She is board certified in criminal law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. From 2007 to July 2011, Moore was the First Assistant District Attorney for Dallas County, Texas. As such, she was responsible for supervising over 400 employees. Moore was the driving force in establishing the Conviction Integrity Unit (CIU), which has made a significant impact on the criminal justice system. The CIU uses DNA evidence to exonerate those wrongfully convicted of crimes, and further investigates questionable convictions that lack DNA evidence. Moore’s recent publication “Prosecutors Reinvestigate Questionable Evidence Dallas Establishes ‘Conviction Integrity Unit’” is published in the Criminal Justice Magazine, Fall 2011.


EDUCATION:

  • South Texas College of Law, J.D. 1986
  • Texas Christian University, B.A. 1981

EXPERIENCE:

  • Law Offices of Terri Moore, private law practice, 2001-2007, 2011-Present
  • Dallas County District Attorney- First Assistant District Attorney, 2007-2011
  • Assistant United States Attorney, Northern District of Texas, 1997-2001
  • Assistant District Attorney, Tarrant County, 1987-1997
  • 1993-1997 Deputy Chief of Criminal Division

    1990-1992 Chief Prosecutor

    1987-1990 Felony Prosecutor

    1987 Misdemeanor Prosecutor

CERTIFICATIONS:

  • Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Criminal Law
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Texas

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:

  • State Bar of Texas Professionalism Committee, 2012 - 2015
  • Tarrant County Bar Association Board of Directors, 1999-2001
  • Eldon Mahon Inn of Court, President, 2000-2001
  • Texas Bar Foundation Fellow
  • Tarrant County Bar Foundation Charter Fellow

HONORS:

  • Above and Beyond Service, District Attorney, 2009
  • Extraordinary Women in Law Award, Texas Lawyer, 2008
  • Community Builder Award, Masonic Lodge, 2003
  • Outstanding Law Enforcement Award, DFW Federal Executive Board, 2001

LECTURES AND PRESENTATIONS:

  • State Bar of Texas Advanced Criminal Law Course, Lecturer, 1993, 1995, 1999-2001
  • National College of District Attorneys, Lecturer, 1996-1997
  • Department of Justice, Lecturer, 1995
  • March 2010- “Dallas DNA Exonerations: Lessons Learned.” Presented at the Conference on Crimes Against Women, Dallas, Texas.
  • February 2010 – “How We Freed the Innocent.” – Eldon Mahon Inn of Court.
  • April 2009 – “Conviction Integrity Unit.” Presented at the Tarrant County Bench Bar Conference, Tapatio Springs, Texas.
  • February 2009 – “Crime Stoppers and the Innocence Project: Strange Bedfellows?” Presented at the 5th Annual Crime Stoppers Executive Directors Seminar, Fort Worth, Texas.
  • June 2008- “Actual Innocence.” Presented at the Fort Worth Paralegal Association Seminar, Fort Worth, Texas.

PUBLICATIONS:

  • Criminal Justice Prosecutors Reinvestigate Questionable Evidence, Dallas Establishes “Conviction Integrity Unit" by Terri Moore. Criminal Justice, Volume 26, Number 3, Fall 2011 by the American Bar Association.
  • Extraordinary Women in Law: Terri Moore. Texas Lawyer (Online) September, 29, 2008.
  • Criminal Justice Prosecution in an Innovative District. Cardozo Law Review, Volume 31, Number 6, June 2010.


About Jena Parker, Certified Paralegal

Jena has over 18 years experience as a criminal law paralegal. In 1997, Jena became a certified paralegal, which the American Bar Association recognizes as a designation that “marks a high level of professional achievement,” and signifies her ability to provide superior services to firms. (www.nala.org). As a certified paralegal, Jena must fulfill ongoing educational requirements that include 50 hours every five years of Continuing Legal Education (CLE).

In addition to being a certified paralegal, Jena has been a member of the State Bar of Texas Paralegal Division for many years and currently is the State Bar of Texas Paralegal Division Board Representative for the College of the State Bar of Texas. Jena became a member of the Fort Worth Paralegal Association (FWPA) in 1992 and was the President of the FWPA in 2005, where she served on the board for a total of six years. Jena was also nominated for Paralegal of the Year from 2003-2006 while a member of the Fort Worth Paralegal Division. Jena’s “Paralegal Profile” was in West’s Paralegal Today, Fourth Edition.

Jena was also featured in “Dallas DNA,” a six-week television series on Investigation Discovery (ID) in April 2009 based on the Conviction Integrity Unit (CIU). Jena was the paralegal for the CIU when it was created in 2007 and continued her work with the CIU until 2011. The CIU was the first of its kind in the United States and was created to review actual claims of innocence in Dallas County, Texas.

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