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Mr. Moor focuses his practice on major litigation in the fields of personal injury, medical malpractice, product liability, civil rights, criminal defense and false claims/whistle blower litigation. He is "AV Preeminent" peer review rated by MartindaleHubbell, reflecting the highest peer recognition for ethical standards and legal ability. In 2005, he was listed in Illinois Super Lawyers for general litigation.
He has 25 years of experience as a civil trial lawyer and litigator. He has served as national counsel in class action litigation in multiple jurisdictions. He has defended clients in many highprofile personal injury and wrongful death tort cases including Lycoming Engines in multipledeath aviation cases, Zenith Electronics in a severe burn case, several trucking companies in catastrophic injury cases, and Goodyear Tire & Rubber in product liability catastrophic injury and death cases.
He has successfully tried personal injury cases in state and federal court, obtaining verdicts for both plaintiffs and defendants, including a $1.5 million verdict against a leading orthopedic surgeon for medical malpractice. He and a team of lawyers recently secured an $85 million recovery on behalf of the U.S. government representing a qui tam plaintiff in a complex kickback case against a national medical equipment manufacturer. The decision was reported on the front page of the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, March 16, 2011, Vol. 157, No. 52.
Forming his own firm in 2013, Mr. Moor has left the world of defending corporations to devote himself to representing ordinary people full time. He represents those who are harmed by negligence, defective products or professional malpractice. He also represents whistle blowers, persons who are unjustly accused of committing crimes, and people whose civil rights are violated by the police or by employers. He also handles class actions on behalf of groups of people who have been injured or wronged.
Notable Cases and Results:
United States ex. rel. Sean Mason v. Medline Industries, et. al., in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Settled in 2011 for $85,000,000.
Lahey v. Northern Illinois Clinical Laboratory, in the Circuit Court of Cook County. Represented plaintiff in a failure to diagnose cancer case resulting in a lymphadenectomy. Settled for $250,000.
Roger Jackson, Special Administrator of the Estate of Janet Jackson v. Dr. Basil Chronis, in the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois. Represented plaintiff is a failure to diagnose melanoma case resulting in premature death. Case settled for $950,000 after the discovery depositions of the defendant's nationally known experts were concluded.
Castineiras v. Swedish Covenant Hospital, Circuit Court of Cook County. Represented plaintiff in a failure to diagnose heart attack case that resulted in premature death. Settled for $950,000.
Robert and Patricia Cummings v. Dr. Giri Gireesan, Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois. Verdict for clients (Cummings): $1,473,500. Represented client against a leading orthopedic surgeon who failed to monitor patient positioning in a 12 hour surgery resulting in permanent nerve damage. Reported in West Group's Verdicts, Settlements & Tactics, Vol. 19, No. 11, pp. 493-494, November 1999.
Holmes v. The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, U.S.D.C. Northern District of Illinois. Client: Goodyear. Plaintiff asked jury for $1,500,000 for two operated herniated cervical discs and permanent chronic pain syndrome. Jury found for Goodyear. Case was reported in the "National Jury Verdict Review & Analysis" Reporter, Vol. 13:3, at pp. 36-37, March 1998.
Peterson v. The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois. Client: Goodyear. Not guilty for Goodyear; co-defendants settled prior to trial for $2.5 million. Case was reported in the National Law Journal and in the BNA’s "Product Safety and Liability Reporter," Vol. 23:23, pp. 614-615, June 16, 1995.
Estates of John and Donna Kathleen Swan, deceased, et al. v. Lycoming Engines, a Division of Avco Corporation, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri, 07-cv-01695. Defended Lycoming directly in a case involving fourth deaths. Settled for a fraction of the claim.
McCloud v. Goodyear Dunlop North America, United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois. Defended Dunlop in a failed tire case involving brain damage and quadriplegia. Settled after verdict.
Yoder v. Roundy's Inc., Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois. Represented Roundy's, Inc. in suit seeking $110 million in damages for multiple catastrophic injuries and a death resulting from a 15 car pile up on Interstate 90.
Sanders v. The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, et al., Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois. Represented Goodyear. A Ford E350 van rolled over causing one death and an amputation to a 14 year old female. Defective tire was alleged to have blown out. Case settled for 1 percent of lowest demand shortly before trial.
U.S. Court of Appeals
U.S. District Court
Northern District of Illinois, including Trial Bar
Central District of Illinois
Southern District of Illinois
Northern District of Indiana
Southern District of Indiana
U.S. Bankruptcy Court
Northern District of Indiana
Year of Birth: 1959
Law School: Indiana University School of Law, J.D., 1990
Law School Honors/Involvement: Cum laude, Order of Barristers
Graduate School: Indiana University, M.A., 1987
Undergraduate School: Indiana University, B.A., 1983
Bar/Professional Association Involvement:
Illinois State Bar Association
Indiana State Bar Association
Chicago Bar Association
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Awards; Honors; Distinctions
Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, AV Preeminent (highest) rating
Illinois Super Lawyer
Trial Excellence Award by the Law Bulletin Publishing Company’s Cook County Jury Verdict Reporter
Largest settlement or verdict in 2011
National Law Journal 2013 Top Lawyers list
Leading Lawyers, 2011-present