Hon. William S. “Billy” Moore (Ret.)
Judge Moore served seven years on the Circuit Court for the City of Portsmouth and fifteen years on the Portsmouth Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court. He served as Chief Judge of both Courts during his tenure, and presided over numerous complex civil and family cases. Before going on the bench, Judge Moore was in private practice and also held elective office.
In 1983 Judge Moore began fourteen years of distinguished service representing the 79th District in the Virginia General Assembly, House of Delegates. The 79th District included three cities, Portsmouth, Suffolk and Chesapeake. He was a member of the House Courts of Justice Committee and Chairman of its Civil Law Subcommittee. He was also a member of the General Laws Committee, the Committee on Transportation, and the Committee on the Chesapeake and Its Tributaries. The Speaker of the House appointed him to the State Crime Commission.
Judge Moore began the practice of law in 1974 as an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney. Beginning in 1979 he built his successful general law practice representing people in personal injury litigation, family law disputes and general business and real estate matters. He represented employees before the Workers Compensation Commission. His civic spirit led to many awards in Hampton Roads and he served on the Board of Directors of BB&T Bank (now Truist Bank) and is a Past President of the Portsmouth Lion’s Club.
Judge Moore retired in 2014 from the 3rd Judicial Circuit. He then became part of the Judicial Settlement Program through the Supreme Court of Virginia and helped many lawyers and clients with Judicial Settlement Conferences, achieving final settlement agreements in fifty plus cases.
Judge Moore (Ret.) and his family still live in Portsmouth. He has two sons and three grandchildren. He can be found at the Portsmouth YMCA playing pickleball. If he’s not there, he is probably on the golf course.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Family law, personal injury, wrongful death, contracts, business and real estate.
Old Dominion University, BS
Wake Forest University School of Law, JD
PROFESSIONAL AND COMMUNITY EXPERIENCE
Member Portsmouth Bar Association
Member, American Judges Association
Former Member, Virginia House of Delegates
Former President, Portsmouth Lions Club
Former Member, Hoffler Creek Wildlife Foundation Board
Former Member State Crime Commission
Former Member BB&T Board of Directors
Former Chair, Portsmouth Jail Advisory Board
Award of Merit, Virginia State Fire Chiefs and Fire Services Board
Delegate of the Year,1996, Virginia State Police
Man of the Year, 1992, 1996, Virginia Sheriffs’ Association
Former Coach, Churchland Little and Pony League Baseball
Contact William S. “Billy” Moore (Ret.)
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TELEPHONE: 888 EX-CURIA (392-8742)