Bush Ross Shareholder Receives Pro Bono Service and Excellence Award

December 23, 2015

Bush Ross Shareholder Anne-Leigh Gaylord Moe was recently honored with the Pro Bono Service and Excellence Award by the Tampa Bay Chapter of the Federal Bar Association.  The award recognizes excellence in service to disadvantaged citizens of the Middle District of Florida, and was presented to Ms. Moe by the Hon. Virginia M. Hernandez Covington, United States District Judge, Middle District of Florida, for Ms. Moe’s pro bono representation of a federal inmate who brought suit against the United States and the federal Bureau of Prisons in connection with an allegedly unlawful search. 

The Federal Bar Association’s mission is to strengthen the federal legal system and administration of justice by serving the interests and needs of the federal practitioner, both public and private, the federal judiciary, and the public they serve. Ms. Moe has been a member of the Tampa Bay Chapter of the Federal Bar Association and has been a member of the Board of Directors of that organization since 2008 she was sworn in as President in December of 2015.

Ms. Moe is an experienced trial lawyer who has received an AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell® for her practice involving contract and employment disputes, professional liability, medical negligence, and construction law.  She represents corporate and individual clients in both state and federal court and regularly acts as local counsel to non-resident firms in matters pending before the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida.  Prior to joining Bush Ross, she served a law clerk to United States District Judge Virginia M. Hernandez Covington in the Ft. Myers and Jacksonville divisions of the Middle District of Florida.