About the Candidate


Summary of Legal Experience:

Maricela Moore has more than 15 year of wide-ranging civil legal experience. She is the founder of The Law Office of Maricela Moore, PLLC. Maricela was previously a partner with Farrow-Gillespie & Health LLP. She also gained extensive litigation experience while working as an associate in the commercial and securities litigation sections at Baker & McKenzie LLP. Maricela also worked as a bankruptcy litigation associate at Cowles & Thompson P.C., and as a law intern with the Texas Supreme Court and the United States District Court for the District of Columbia.

Maricela has extensive experience litigating employment, contract, trade secret, non-competition agreement, and other commercial matters in both state and federal courts. She also has a successful record of mediating cases of all sizes in the areas of personal injury, commercial, and employment litigation. In addition, she has been engaged to investigate potential ethical and legal violations by executives and employees of national banking associations, publicly traded companies, and public associations. She is Board Certified in Labor & Employment law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

Awards & Recognition:

• Recognized by “BestLawyers” in the area of labor and employment law, 2014-2016
• Named a “Best Lawyer in Dallas” by D Magazine, 2014, 2016
• Named a “Texas Super Lawyer” by Super Lawyers, a publication of Thomas Reuters, 2014-2016
• Named a “Texas Rising Star” by Super Lawyers, a publication of Thomas Reuters, 2005, 2011-2014
• Recipient of the Dallas Bar Association Jo Anna Moreland Outstanding Committee Chair Award, 2012
• Recommended by the Dallas Morning News for the 162nd Civil District Court, 2012
• Endorsed as Qualified for the 162nd Civil District Court by the Committee for a Qualified Judiciary, 2012

Recent Community Activity:

• CHRISTUS Health Systems, Board of Directors, 2012-present
• Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureau, Chair-Elect, 2016
• Dallas County Schools, Board of Trustees, Personnel Committee Chair, 2010-2013
• Co-Founder, Amanecer Luncheon, raised more than $250,000 in scholarships for young law students

Professional Associations:

• College of the State Bar of Texas Member, 2011-present
• Dallas Association of Young Lawyers Foundation Fellow, 2008-present
• Dallas Association of Young Lawyers Leadership Class, 2004
• Dallas Association of Young Lawyers Judicial Intern Co-Chairperson, 2005
• Dallas Bar Association, Equal Access of Justice Small Firm Committee Chair
• Dallas Bar Association Board of Directors, 2007
• Dallas Bar Foundation Fellow, 2007-present
• Dallas County Associate Judge Selection Committee, 2004
• Dallas Hispanic Bar Association, Past President, 2007
• Dallas Hispanic Law Foundation, Past President, 2008-2010
• Mac Taylor Inn of Court, Associate Member, 2007-present
• Mexican-American Bar Association of Texas, Past President, 2010-2011
• Patrick E. Higginbotham American Inn of Court, Associate Member, 2005-2006
• Texas Bar Foundation Fellow, 2007-present
• University of North Texas Law School, board of advisors, 2014


• J.D., George Washington University Law School, 2001
• B.S., magna cum laude, Boston College, Carroll School of Management, 1997


• Longtime resident of East Dallas
• Married with two children
• Bilingual in English and Spanish
• Attends St. Thomas Aquinas Church