Dallas County
Dispute Resolution Center Advisory Board

Judge Maricela Moore is the presiding judge of the 162nd Judicial District Court of Dallas County, Texas.  In January 2019, Judge Moore was elected by the Dallas Civil District Court Judges to serve as the Presiding Judge of the Central Jury Room. Judge Moore received her Bachelors of Science in 1997 from Boston College and her law degree from the George Washington University Law Center in 2001.

Prior to her judicial service, Judge Moore practiced commercial litigation with an emphasis on trade secret, breach of contract, and employment litigation.  Judge Moore is Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in labor and employment law.

Judge Moore currently serves as a Director on the Dallas Bar Association Board of Directors and as the Vice-Chair of the CHRISTUS Health System Board of Directors.  She is also a Fellow of the Dallas Bar Foundation and Dallas Association of Young Lawyers Foundation.  She is on the Advisory Board of the Dallas County Dispute Resolution Board and the University of North Texas Law School.  Judge Moore is also a member of the College of the State Bar of Texas and a Master in the Mac Taylor Inn of Court.  Judge Moore previously served as the President of the Dallas Hispanic Bar Association, Dallas Hispanic Law Foundation, and MABA-Texas.