Jess Reagan Moore
Attorney-at-law in Dallas, TX
A native of Homer, Louisiana, Jess Moore has worked in and served the Texas legal community most of his career. Admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 1991, he today maintains a general law practice that serves entrepreneurs, family businesses, and small to mid-sized companies. He also provides legal research to lawyers for strategic planning, litigation or transactional analysis, case evaluation, and trial preparation. Previously, he was legal advisor to a multi-gen single family office.
Jess has a deep background in operations, B2B and B2C sales and marketing, and writing.
He co-founded and for 15 years was CEO of Houston-based 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 1990’s, with venture capital from Warberg Pincus, Jess on a senior management team expanded JAMS Mediation, Arbitration, ADR Services -- the largest privately-held alternative dispute resolution (ADR) company in the U.S. -- beyond California to five Texas cities, Georgia and New York. The growth primed the company for its acquisition of the second largest ADR provider in the U.S.
Prior to attending law school in Houston, 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 by a board of district judges, Jess converted the eighth 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.