LaRae D. Moore
LaRae D. Moore joined Hatcher Stubbs’ litigation group in 2014 after serving as a Senior Assistant District Attorney for the Chattahoochee Judicial Circuit, specializing in the prosecution of serious violent felonies in Superior Court from trial through appeal and supervising a team of six lawyers. During her 14 year tenure as an ADA, LaRae has also served in the Dougherty (Albany) Judicial Circuit and the Tift (Tifton) Judicial Circuit. She also served as an Assistant Federal Defender for the U.S. District Court, Middle District of Georgia. LaRae has handled more than 50 jury trials and appeals in State, Superior and Federal Courts in Georgia and brings more than 19 years of trial experience to the firm.
LaRae is a native of Kansas City, Missouri and received her B.A. in Administration of Justice from the University of Missouri, Kansas City and her J.D. from Mercer University School of Law. Upon receiving her law degree, LaRae moved to Columbus to become an associate in a local law firm where she handled plaintiff’s litigation, including employment, domestic relations and criminal defense litigation.
LaRae’s litigation practice includes DUI, fraud, white collar crime and public corruption criminal defense; employment litigation, medical malpractice defense and personal injury claims involving wrongful death, automobile accidents and injuries due to negligence of others.
LaRae’s professional accomplishments include currently serving as the Chairperson for District 3 Committee – Unauthorized Practice of Law, State Bar of Georgia and the State Bar Business Court Committee; serving as an Investigative Panel member for the 2nd and 3rd Districts for the State Disciplinary Board, State Bar of Georgia (2002-2006); and serving as an adjunct instructor of Business Law at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (Tifton) for three years (2002-2005). She has also served as a faculty member for the Prosecuting Attorney’s Council’s Basic Litigation course and served as a speaker during the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers 2010 Winter Seminar and 1998 Winter Seminar. LaRae is a member of the Columbus American Inn of Court (Barrister); the Columbus Bar Association (secretary) and is a Past President of the Columbus Chapter of the Georgia Association of Women Lawyers. In May 2008 she completed GAWL’s inaugural Leadership Academy.
LaRae is actively involved in a number of community organizations. She serves as a board member for the American Red Cross West Central Georgia Chapter, the Community Foundation of the Chattahoochee Valley and the Columbus Scholars program. Her awards and recognitions include: 2013 Woman of Distinction, Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia; 2013 Community Member Award, Tri Community Director of Volunteer Services; 2013 Trailblazer Award, Southern Region Social Action Committee – Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.; 2013 Social Justice and Human Rights Award, Rho Rho Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc; 2011 Community Service Award, Courier/Eco Latino Newspaper and 2013 Woman of Influence, Columbus Minority Chamber of Commerce.
In her free time LaRae enjoys spending time with her family, reading biographies and watching sports.
- J.D., Mercer University, Walter F. George School of Law, 1995
- B.A., University of Missouri, Kansas City, 1992
Admitted to Practice
- Georgia, 1995
- Georgia Court of Appeals
- Supreme Court of Georgia
- U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
Memberships, Affiliations & Activities
- Columbus Bar Association
- Treasurer, 2012-2014
- Secretary, 2014-2015
- Georgia Association of Women Lawyers, Columbus Chapter
- Past President, 2010-2011
- 2008 Leadership Academy
- State Bar of Georgia
- Unauthorized Practice of Law, District 3 Committee Chairperson – 2011-2015
- Member, Business Court Committee – 2014-2015
- Investigative Panel Member, 2nd and 3rd Districts – 2002-2006
- Columbus American Inn of Court (Barrister)
- American Red Cross, West Central Georgia Chapter, Board Member, 2013 – present
- Community Foundation of the Chattahoochee Valley, Board Member, 2013 – present
- Columbus Scholars, Board Member, 2014 – present
- Former adjunct instruction, Business Law, Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, 2002-2005
- Friendship Missionary Baptist Church – Trustee Member
Arguing Balls and Strikes: Dealing with a Bar Complaint – 2010 Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Winter Seminar.
Dealing Successfully with Similar Transactions – 1998 Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Winter Seminar.