Gale H. Moore

E-mail MeGale H. Moore

Sole Practitioner since 1998
Location:
Largo, Florida
Phone:
727-475-4284
888-463-5651
Fax:
727-584-5779
Email:

Ms. Moore graduated from St. Mary's Episcopal High School in Raleigh, North Carolina in 1987. She attained a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1990.

Ms. Moore moved to Florida to attend Stetson University Law School. While studying law, she was a member of Phi Alpha Delta, a teaching assistant in the family law program of Gulf-Coast Legal Services, Inc., and a research assistant on issues relating to federal civil rights. She received her law degree and the Paul Barnard Award for Clinical Excellence in 1993.

Upon attaining her law degree, Ms. Moore became an Assistant Public Defender in Pinellas County where she tried numerous jury and bench trials representing defendants charged with traffic violations, misdemeanors, felonies, juvenile delinquency cases and those involuntarily committed under the Baker Act.

In 1998, Ms. Moore began private practice which has developed into a focus on family and estate law matters. She has completed volunteer training with the Center against Spouse Abuse and has earned the Clearwater Bar Foundation Award for Pro Bono Legal Assistance. Ms. Moore is currently a member of the American Bar Association, the Clearwater Bar Association, the Tampa Bay Collaborative Law Group, and the Canakaris (Family law) Inns of Court. Additionally she has received admittance to the Florida Courts, the United States District Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and the United States Supreme Court.

Ms. Moore is an active member of the Florida Bar serving on the following committees and sub-committees:

  • Continuing Legal Education Committee
  • Family Law Section's Rules & Forms Committee
  • Family Law Section's Support Issues Committee
  • Family Law Section's Split Parenting Sub-Committee
  • Family Law Section's Equitable Distribution Committee
  • Family Law Section's Marital Appreciation of Non-Marital Property Sub-Committee
  • Family Law Section's Transmutation by Co-Mingling Sub-Committee

    Ms. Moore is currently on the Board of Directors for our local bar association, the Clearwater Bar, as well as a member of the Pinellas County's Canakaris Inns of Court.

    After spending over a decade practicing law in Pinellas County, Ms. Moore has established a proven record of excellence in not only her practice of law but her relationships within the community.

  • Areas of Practice

    • Alimony
    • Child Support
    • Contempt
    • Custody & Visitation
    • Divorce
    • Enforcement
    • Estate Planning
    • Family Law
    • Modification
    • Paternity
    • Probate & Estate Administration
    • Relocation
    • Wills
    • Equitable Distribution
    • Power of Attorney
    • Living Will
    • Health Care Surrogate
    • Parenting Plans
    • Domestic Violence Injunctions
    • Separation
    • Marital Settlement Agreements
    • Mediation

    Certified Legal Specialties

    • Family Law Mediation, Florida Supreme Court, 2009

    Bar Admissions

    • Florida, 1993
    • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 1993
    • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1993
    • U.S. Supreme Court, 1999

    Education

    • Stetson University College of Law, Gulfport, Florida
      • J.D. - May, 1993
      • Honors: Member of Phi Alpha Delta
      • Honors: Teaching Assistant, Family law program of Gulf-Coast Legal Services, Inc
      • Honors: Paul Barnard Award for Clinical Excellence, 1993
    • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
      • Bachelor of Arts - May, 1990
      • Major: Political Science

    Classes/Seminars

    • Justice Teaching Participant, Starkey Elementary, 2007 - Present

    Honors and Awards

    • Clearwater Bar Foundation Award for Excellence in Pro Bono, 1999
    • Clearwater Bar Foundation Award for Excellence in Pro Bono, 2006
    • Starkey Elementary Business Partner of the Year, 2007

    Professional Associations and Memberships

    • Clearwater Bar Association, Member
    • Canakaris (Family law) Inns of Court

    Past Employment Positions

    • Public Defender, Sixth Judicial Circuit, Assistant Public Defender, 1993 - 1998

    Pro Bono Activities

    • Clearwater Bar Foundation - Pro Bono Participant, 1998 - Present
    • Center Against Spouse Abuse, 1999
    • Episcopal Relief and Development, Parish Representative

    Ancillary Businesses

    • Certified Family Law Mediator

    Fraternities/Sororities

    • Phi Alpha Delta