LaRae D. Moore is a Senior Assistant District Attorney currently serving the Chattahoochee Judicial Circuit. She is responsible for handling felony criminal prosecutions in Superior Court from trial through appeal and supervising a team of six lawyers. During her 12-year tenure as an ADA Moore has also worked in the Dougherty (Albany) Judicial Circuit and Tift (Tifton) Judicial Circuit. She has also served as an Assistant Federal Defender for the Middle District of Georgia, handling felony and misdemeanor cases in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia and on appeal in the United States Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit.
Prior to joining the District Attorney’s office, she spent four years in private practice with Joseph Wiley, Jr. law firm in Columbus, handling plaintiff’s personal injury litigation, employment litigation and domestic relations cases. Moore has handled more than 50 jury trials and appeals in State, Superior and Federal Courts and has handled numerous appeals. She specializes in serious violent felony cases.
Moore's professional accomplishments include currently serving as the Unauthorized Practice of Law - District Three Committee Chairperson; Investigative Panel Member for the 2nd and 3rd Districts for the State Disciplinary Board, State Bar of Georgia from January 2002 through June 2006; teaching Business Law at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (Tifton) for three years. She has also served as a faculty member for the Prosecuting Attorney’s Council’s Basic Litigation course and served as a speaker at The Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Winter Seminar (2010 Arguing Balls and Strikes: Dealing with a Bar Complaint; 1998 Dealing Successfully with Similar Transactions). Moore is a member of the Columbus American Inn of Court (Barrister); The Columbus Bar Association and is Immediate Past President of the Columbus Chapter of the Georgia Association of Women Lawyers. In May 2008 she completed GAWL’s inaugural Leadership Academy. In 2007 LaRae was a nominee for the 2007 Distinguished Woman Award by the Mayor’s (Columbus) Commission on Unity and Diversity; in 2011 she was named a Woman of Influence by the Columbus Minority Chamber of Commerce and received the 2011 Community Service Award from the Courier/ Eco Latino Newspaper and the 2013 Trailblazer award by the Southern Region Social Action Committee, of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Moore is a native of Kansas City, Missouri and the daughter of Lowell Dixon of Kansas City, Missouri and Cheryl Franklin of Sacramento, California. She enjoys spending time with her nine-year old son, reading biographies and watching sports. Moore is a member of Friendship Baptist Church and President of the Columbus Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.