Hon. Maricela Moore, Presiding
Local Administrative District Judge

George L. Allen, Sr. Courts Building – 600 Commerce Street, 7th Floor New Tower, Dallas, TX 75202
Court Phone: (214) 653-7348
Court Fax: (214) 653-7195
E-mail: mthomas@dallascourts.org


Judge Maricela Moore is the presiding judge of the 162nd Judicial District Court of Dallas County, Texas and the Local Administrative District Judge.  She previously served as the Presiding Judge of the Central Jury Room.  In 2019, Judge Moore was named by the American Board of Trial Advocates as the Dallas Judge of the Year.  Judge Moore received her Bachelors of Science from Boston College, magna cum laude, and her law degree from the George Washington University National Law Center in Washington, D.C.

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 is 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, as well as a Board Member of the Dallas Bar Association.  Judge Moore also currently serves as the Chairperson of CHRISTUS Health System Board of Directors.