H. Mathew Moore is a veteran lawyer who has practiced before state and
federal courts in California, at both the trial and appellate court level,
for over 30 years. Mr. Moore is widely recognized as a skilled, aggressive
and effective litigator and appellate advocate. Mr. Moore heads the firm's
complex litigation and appellate litigation practice, serving the firm's
clients in a broad range of high stakes and complex commercial lawsuits.
In his 30 plus years of practice, Mr. Moore has successfully represented
both plaintiffs and defendants in jury trials, bench trials, in commercial
arbitration proceedings, and on appeal.
Mr. Moore's litigation practice includes: contract disputes, partnership
and corporate shareholder disputes (including corporate dissolution),
commercial torts, including unfair competition, interference with contract
and economic advantage, trade secret misappropriation, trademark and copyright
infringement, and “faithless fiduciary” litigation concerning
corporate officers and directors. Clients (both businesses and individuals)
are often faced with “emergency” litigation issues, particularly
when served with a request for a temporary restraining order or needing
to request such prompt judicial intervention at the outset of litigation.
Mr. Moore has extensive and successful experience and expertise in defending
against and affirmatively seeking such relief—the results of which
can often mean the difference between complete success and ultimate failure
of the clients' business or livelihood.
In addition, a number of the firm's high net worth family law clients
are frequently faced with complex community property characterization,
division and valuation issues that cannot be voluntarily resolved without
significant litigation and possible trial. Such family law litigation
includes characterization, division and valuation of partnership and other
equity interests held by professional service providers (including doctors
and lawyers), hedge fund managers, venture capitalists and real estate
developers; employee stock options; deferred compensation; as well as
pre-marriage assets and businesses and inherited wealth, together with
the fruits thereof. In addition, Mr. Moore has substantial experience
in litigating contract issues that often are presented in marital dissolution
proceedings including: the enforceability of pre-nuptial agreements and
post-nuptial agreements, and the enforceability of marital settlement
agreements. Also, in light of California's comprehensive disclosure
and fiduciary obligations imposed upon spouses in marital dissolution
actions, Mr. Moore not only assists in ensuring that our clients fulfill
their obligations, but has litigated extensively (and successfully both
at the trial court level and on appeal) the enforcement of the opposing
party's disclosure and fiduciary obligations (including obtaining
substantial sanctions as part of enforcement). Also, from time to time
the opposing party in marital dissolution litigation will seek to use
the litigation to seek very sensitive, private information from a party
or third party. Mr. Moore has successfully thwarted undue intrusions into
the private information of non-parties as well as exceptionally personal
information of our marital dissolution clients.
In such cases, Mr. Moore's extensive and successful lead trial counsel
experience is invaluable in preparing and presenting complex matters to
the courts and juries to ensure that our clients' positions are relentlessly
and successfully advanced.
Prior to joining Flicker, Kerin, Kruger & Bissada LLP in 2001, Mr.
Moore was a commercial litigator and director with the San Francisco law
firm of Howard, Rice, Nemerovski, Canady, Falk & Rabkin, where he
specialized in complex commercial litigation.
Mr. Moore is a member of the San Mateo County Bar Association as well as
the California State Bar – Intellectual Property Law, Litigation
and Family Law Sections.
Mr. Moore has, for the past 20 years, had the AV rating (the highest rating
given) and has been named in the annual listings of Martindale-Hubbell
Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers; a position attained through the recognition
of colleagues for distinguished work in the field.
Mr. Moore served as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Donald P. Lay, Judge,
U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit.
Education and Awards
Mr. Moore received his J.D. from the University of Iowa, with High Honors
in 1978 (Law Review Editor and Order of the Coif)
B.A. from Iowa State University in 1975