Business Formation and Corporate Attorney, Real Estate Attorney, and In-house Counsel Single Family Office in Dallas, Texas
Jess Moore has worked in and served the legal community most of his career. Admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 1991, he maintains a private law practice focusing on real estate, business formation and corporate law for entrepreneurs, family businesses, and small to mid-sized companies. He also serves as in-house counsel for a complex, multi-entity single family office and trusts located in Houston and Dallas.
Jess co-founded and for 15 years was CEO of 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 Texas, Georgia and the East Coast. The growth primed the company for its acquisition of the second largest ADR provider in the U.S.
Prior to attending law school, 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.
A retired member of the American Federation of Musicians Union, Jess was a violist with the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra, Mississippi Symphony Orchestra, Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, as well as America’s Youth in Concert where he performed at Carnegie Hall, Town Hall, London's Royal Festival Hall, and other concert venues in Europe.