RIPLEY - The practice of law in Jackson County and Roane County is "Moore" now thanks to the arrival of Kyle Moore as a colleague in the law offices of father David K. Moore at 117 Court Street, Suite 1.

Kyle Moore took his oath as a practicing attorney-at-law on October 24, after passing the bar exam and character and fitness checks through the Supreme Court and US Federal District Court of Southern West Virginia, following three years of study at the Appalachian School of Law in Grundy, Virginia.

Moore graduated from Preston High School and received his undergraduate degree in Agriculture and Business from West Virginia University. He and his mother operated a working cattle farm in Preston County.
"I grew up more interested in farming," said Moore. "Then I became more interested in law. Farming is now a side interest."

Joining his father David Moore, a two-term Jackson County Prosecuting Attorney and 29.5-year veteran attorney, was a natural fit, Kyle said. "I'm pretty much involved in practicing the same types of law as Dad—criminal and family law primarily, but the entire gamut including business , civil, wills, etc. I'm also interested in real estate law," said Kyle. "This is an opportunity for me to learn from Dad's 30 years of experience."

David Moore is happy to welcome his son as a colleague, and has converted the corner conference room of his offices into an office for Kyle. There's plenty of work, the elder Moore said. "Criminal and family cases have increased exponentially over the years and there's also court-appointed cases.

The Moore law offices are open Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. with some Saturday morning hours as well.
There's little spare time, but Kyle Moore said Bristol motor racing and WVU football are favorites. Cutting wood and four wheelers also factor in according to David.

The David K. Moore law offices can be reached by calling 304-372-3666.