Bush Ross Shareholder Appointed to United States Magistrate Judge Merit Selection Panel

January 7, 2015

Bush Ross shareholder Anne-Leigh Gaylord Moe has been appointed to a Merit Selection Panel for the United States District Court in and for the Middle District of Florida.  Ms. Moe was appointed by the Honorable Anne C. Conway, Chief United States District Judge in and for the Middle District of Florida, following a majority vote of United States District Judges in the Middle District. 

The Panel is tasked with providing assistance to the court in filling two vacant full-time United States Magistrate Judge positions, one in the Ft. Myers division and one in the Tampa division.  Ms. Moe is the only attorney on the panel from the Tampa Bay area.

Ms. Moe has received an AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell® for her practice involving contract and employment disputes, professional liability defense, and construction law.  She has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America, Florida Trend’s Legal Elite, and Florida Super Lawyers for her practice in the field of commercial litigation.   

In her practice, Ms. Moe represents corporate and individual clients in both state and federal court.  She has successfully tried multiple cases to verdict in both bench and jury trials.  She regularly acts as local counsel to non-resident firms in matters pending before the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida.  Ms. Moe is President-Elect of the Tampa Bay Chapter of the Federal Bar Association.

Before entering private practice, Ms. Moe served as a law clerk to the Honorable Virginia M. Hernandez Covington, United States District Judge, Middle District of Florida.  Ms. Moe is a graduate of the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University, where she was Editor-in-Chief of the Arizona State Law Journal