David E. Moore

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David E. Moore, a sixth-generation East Texan, is a partner in the firm Holmes & Moore, PLLC. In the 1980s he served as an assistant district attorney in Gregg County, named Narcotics Prosecutor of the Year for the North Texas Region in 1988, then as chief prosecutor for the 188th District Court. David received his BA from Baylor University and his JD from the Baylor University School of Law in 1984. He has also appeared in criminal cases in the State and/or Federal Courts of Louisiana, Alabama, Indiana, Kansas, and New Mexico. David is active on several TCDLA committees, including the Executive Committee, the Budget Committee, and the TCDLA Strike Force. He also has served in the past on the faculty of the Texas Criminal Trial College. In addition, David has lectured at various seminars regarding continuing legal education requirements for lawyers.

Stories from David E. Moore

Footsteps in Our Souls
Saturday, December 15th, 2018

 cannot adequately express how saddened I was when I learned that Kelly Pace had passed away. He was a truly good man. As I sit here, I am somewhat bothered that I cannot remember the first time that I met him.

Saturday, April 28th, 2018

It’s hard for me to imagine that my year as TCDLA president is coming to a close. In many ways it seems like it’s just been minutes . . . (underwater!!!). But seriously, I cannot tell you how much I have appreciated this opportunity of service.

Through the years, some of my predecessors have been lucky enough to have the kind of terms where the stars are aligned, and they are somehow able to skate through the calendar without any issues or drama. I will spare you the details, but this has certainly not been one of those years.

Saturday, March 31st, 2018

In the 27 years I’ve been a member of TCDLA, I have had the opportunity to make a lot of great friends. I’ve also had the good fortune to go on some terrific TCDLA trips. Napa, New Orleans, Banff, Santa Fe, Monterrey, cruises, just to name a few, and they have all been memorable. As I write this, we are nearing the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and I want to share with you my favorite.

President's Message: Remembering the Lawyers at the Alamo
Friday, March 9th, 2018

I can still remember my first trip as a child to the Alamo. I was probably five years old, a tow-headed, crewcut kid, and it didn’t matter to me if it was broiling that summer day in San Antonio. My coonskin cap was not coming off my head regardless of my level of dehydration as the beads of perspiration rolled down my face.

Tuesday, February 6th, 2018

Robert Louis Stevenson’s family were all engineers. Both of his grandfathers, two of his uncles, and his father were all in the same profession. They were primarily known for lighthouse design. It was assumed that young Robert would follow in their footsteps.

Thursday, December 14th, 2017

You better watch out!
You better not cry!
You better not pout!
I’m telling you why,
Santa Claus is coming to town!

I don’t know about the rest of you, but for me, December is usually a slow month insofar as new clients coming through the door. In most years, I can’t wait for mid-January to roll around to get back in the flow. I typically view anything new that comes in from mid-December on as a gift.

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

As I try to get this month’s message written before my October 15th deadline, I have been enthralled watching Jose Altuve put on a heroic exhibition in the early stages of what may be a long playoff run for the Astros. Vertically challenged at five feet six inches tall, the smallest player in baseball, Jose is a giant on the field. By the time you read this, hopefully he will have led Houston to a World Series Championship.

President's Message: Adios, Kemo Sabe-2
Saturday, September 30th, 2017

When I first started this article, our son Jacob was leaving home in three days, headed off to Rhodes College in Memphis. I know we all think that our own children are terrific, but Jacob is a great kid by anyone’s standards.

Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

Dear Members,

Many of our brothers and sisters up and down the coast have suffered devastating losses in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. With their offices and homes damaged or destroyed, they are struggling to regain some semblance of normalcy and their capacity to continue to defend the citizen accused.

President's Message: What Would You Have Done?
Thursday, August 31st, 2017

In January of 1933, Adolf Hitler was sworn in as Chancellor of Germany. Convincing the German masses that he alone was their hope for the restoration and preservation of Germany, he quickly began to consolidate his power and implement his programs.

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

 I trust everyone had a wonderful Independence Day. I want to once again publicly thank Robb Fickman, Chuck Lanehart, and the rest of the organizers for pulling together another successful TCDLA reading of the Declaration. I cannot tell you how proud I am to personally participate in the readings each year. I know that so many of our members across the state turn out of for what has become a signature annual event for our organization, and I am very grateful to each of you for your efforts.

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

Groucho Marx once quipped, “I wouldn’t belong to any organization that would have me as a member!” Fortunately for me, I did not heed that advice 26 years ago when Scrappy Holmes and Odis Hill urged me to join TCDLA. Now, here I am.