Kimberly Ann Moore

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Kimberly Ann Moore
Judge Kimberly A. Moore.jpg
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Assumed office
September 8, 2006
Appointed byGeorge W. Bush
Preceded byRaymond C. Clevenger
Personal details
Kimberly Ann Pace

(1968-06-15) June 15, 1968 (age 51)
Halethorpe, Maryland
EducationMassachusetts Institute of Technology (B.S., M.S.)
Georgetown University Law Center (J.D.)

Kimberly Ann Moore (née Pace; born June 15, 1968 in Halethorpe, Maryland) is a United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit who was confirmed on September 5, 2006. She is the second judge appointed by United States President George W. Bush to the Federal Circuit.

Education and legal career[edit]

From 1988 to 1992, Moore was employed in electrical engineering with the Naval Surface Warfare Center. Moore received a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering in 1990 and a Master of Science in 1991, from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

She received her Juris Doctor cum laude from the Georgetown University Law Center in 1994. She worked in private practice as an associate with the law firm of Kirkland & Ellis in Los Angeles, California from 1994 to 1995, and then clerked for United States Circuit Judge Glenn Leroy Archer, Jr. from 1995 to 1997.

Moore taught at the Chicago-Kent College of Law from 1997 to 1999 and at the University of Maryland School of Law from 1999 to 2000. She subsequently taught at the George Mason University School of Law first as an associate professor from 2000 to 2004, and then as a professor of law from 2004 until her appointment. Prior to her appointment, Moore also served as a mediator for the Federal Circuit Appellate Mediation Pilot Program. She also served as a lecturer for the BarBri Patent Bar Review, a review program for the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) registration examination.

Federal judicial service[edit]

Moore was nominated to the Federal Circuit by President George W. Bush on May 18, 2006, to fill a seat vacated by Judge Raymond C. Clevenger III, who assumed senior status. The United States Senate confirmed Moore's nomination on September 5, 2006, by a vote of 92-0.[1] She received her commission on September 8, 2006.


Moore authored Patent Litigation and Strategy with Federal Circuit Chief Judge Paul Redmond Michel, Raphael V. Lupo (1st and 2nd editions), Professor Timothy R. Holbrook of Emory Law School (3d and 4th editions), and John F. Murphy (4th ed.).[2] She was also editor-in-chief of the Federal Circuit Bar Journal.

Personal life[edit]

Moore is a fan of the Washington Redskins. She has four children with her husband, Matt, who is a partner at Latham & Watkins LLP. Moore is Catholic, and attends the same church as the late Justice Antonin Scalia did. She has chambers in the Howard T. Markey National Courts Building in Washington, D.C.


  1. ^ United States Senate, U.S. Senate Roll Call Votes 109th Congress - 2nd Session. Vote Summary. Question: On the Nomination (Confirmation Kimberly Ann Moore, of Virginia, to be U.S. Circuit Judge). Retrieved on September 12, 2006.
  2. ^ "Patent Litigation and Strategy".


Legal offices
Preceded by
Raymond C. Clevenger
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit