Jess Moore


A native of 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 transactional and estate planning law practice that serves the needs of entrepreneurs, family businesses, and small to mid-sized companies. Previously, he was legal advisor to a multi-gen single family office where he also formed and managed its corporate holdings.

Jess has a deep background in professional services operations, B2B and B2C sales and marketing.

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 state district judges, Jess at age 24 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. Jess began his career in public affairs as a junior strategy associate in both campaigns that led to the creation of Dallas Area Rapid Transit Authority (DART).

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