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After graduating from Jones High School in 1980 Michael attended Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida. He graduated in 1984 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Communications. While at Florida State, Michael was a member of the FSU debate team where he served as co-captain. He also was a member of the forensic activity team (otherwise known as the speech team) where he won numerous awards across the United States in persuasive speaking. Michael’s proudest moment as a Florida State Seminole was winning first place in persuasive speaking, beating participants from several colleges including the tournament’s host, the University of Florida Gators. While a student at FSU, Michael worked in the Executive Office of the Governor under Governor Bob Graham. Michael also worked in the Florida Legislature as a statistician, where he helped the Official Clerk keep track of various proposed pieces of legislation that were read on the floor of the House of Representatives that were to be voted upon.
After graduating from the Florida State University, Michael attended the University of Tennessee College of Law in Knoxville, Tennessee on a full academic scholarship. In law school, Michael was elected President of the Student Bar Association. He also was a member of the Frederick Douglas Moot Court Team, where he and his trial partner consistently placed. Michael was also President of the Phi Delta Phi legal fraternity at the UT College of Law. He worked briefly at the Tennessee Attorney General’s Office while still a law student. After graduating from law school, Michael worked briefly as a prosecutor in the Office of the State Attorney for the Ninth Judicial Circuit of Florida. He worked exclusively in the Traffic Division prosecuting DUIs and various other traffic related criminal offenses. After leaving the State Attorney’s Office he worked at Tangel-Rodriguez and Associates as a Civil Prosecutor on various child support enforcement cases.
His next career opportunity was with Foley and Lardner, P.A. a national law firm. While at Foley and Lardner, Michael acted as General Counsel to the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority’s Minority and Women’s Owned Business Program. While representing the Aviation Authority, Michael helped to create an innovative financing initiative that greatly benefited those minority and women owned businesses that participated in the program. This new initiative received national recognition and acclaim. Michael was also part of Foley and Lardner’s Civil Trial team which handled complex business and commercial litigation.
After leaving Foley and Lardner Michael started his own law firm, and worked as a sole
practitioner for two years. Shortly thereafter, he formed the law firm of Baron and Moore, P.A, with his mentor and good friend Attorney Arthur Baron. After Mr. Baron’s retirement, Baron and Moore became Michael L. Moore, P.A. a full service law firm, and represents clients that have national and international business interests. Michael also has entertainment industry related clients in the motion picture industry, and in the music recording and production industry. The highlights of his entertainment law practice have been representing The Quad City Dee Jays (who recorded “Come On Ride This Train” and who recorded the title track to the motion picture “Space Jams” which starred Michael Jordan), and attending the Grammy and Soul Train Music Awards; Sisaundra Lewis, star of NBC’s T.V. Show “The Voice”; and representing Broadway
Star Denee Benton.
Michael lives in Orlando and is married to Royellen Wehrle, who is also an attorney. They have two children, A.J. and Karla.