Charles Moore
Charles Moore
Charles Moore

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Practice Areas:

  • Civil Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death
Rated by Super Lawyers Charles E Moore
For more than 40 years, Charles E. Moore, Kentucky injury attorney, has been a proud member of the legal community of Kentucky. As a litigation attorney, Charlie has a special understanding of the needs, concerns, and values of the clients our firm serves. Charlie was born and raised in the coalfields of eastern Kentucky. He was educated in central Kentucky, and has lived in western Kentucky for thirty years. Charlie knows Kentucky. Today, he puts those values of hard work, honest communication, and trust to work for personal injury and wrongful death victims. In our mind, there is no higher calling for a lawyer than helping victims stand up and fight for their right to be compensated for their losses that were caused by negligence.

Charlie has been a featured speaker at the Kentucky Bar Association’s annual district bar meetings and at seminars sponsored by the Kentucky Justice Association on subjects ranging from voir dire to closing statements. Before joining Brucie’s firm, he practice law in Owensboro, Kentucky from 1974-2020. He has been appointed to serve as a Special Justice to the Kentucky Supreme Court, and was awarded the Distinguished Lawyer of the Year by the Kentucky Bar Association, Trial Lawyer of the year by the Kentucky Justice Association, and awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award the University of Louisville.


  • Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky
    • J.D. - 1974
  • Transylvania University and Pikeville College
    • B.S. - 1971

Bar Admission

  • U.S. District Court Western District of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court

Professional Associations

  • Daviess County and Kentucky Bar Associations, President, Present
  • Kentucky Bar Association , Board of Governors, 2001 to 2006
  • American Association for Justice (formerly Association of Trial Lawyers of America), Member, Present
  • Member of Kentucky Justice Association (formerly Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys) , Treasurer - 2000; Secretary - 2001; Vice President - 2002; President Elect - 2003; President - 2004
  • American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow, 1996 to Present
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Member, 1990 to Present
  • Murray State University Regional Stewardship and Outreach Advisory Council, 2007 to Present
  • Northwest Kentucky Forward Board of Directors, 2005 to Present
  • Judicial Nominating Commission for 5th Judicial Circuit/District, 2005
  • Merit Selection Panel (reappointment of Magistrate Judge) for U.S. District Court, 2005
  • Delegate to the Democratic National Convention, 2000
  • Union County Economic Development Committee, Board of Directors, 2000 to Present
  • RiverPark Center Foundation, Board of Trustees, 1998 to 2006
  • Magistrate Judge Merit Selection Panel for the U.S. District Court, 1998
  • Super Lawyers, Member, 2007 to Present

Classes and Seminars

  • Facilitator on KATA Trial Demonstration Seminar, 09/12/2003
  • Panelist on Legal Issues at the Kentucky County Judge/Executive Association Fall 2003 Membership Retreat, 10/02/2003
  • Lecturer - "Case Selection: Separating the Wheat from the Chaff", KATA All Stars: Masters of Trial Advocacy, 06/21/2002
  • Lecturer - "Witnesses: They're Pretty Important, But What Can You Do?", KATA Trial Tips From the Masters, 06/22/2001
  • Lecturer - "The Chief Justice's Jury Summit", KBA Annual Convention, 2001
  • Lecturer - "The Use of Grief Experts," KATA Seminar Maximizing Recovery for Your Clients, 04/20/2001
  • L Lecturer - "Daubert/Rule 35 and IME Medical Examination", KATA On-Line Seminar, 02/07/2001
  • Lecturer - "Systematic Approach to Case Preparation", Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys (KATA) Major Trial Practice Seminar, 07/07/1999
  • Lecturer - "The Attorney's Duty to the Court: Rules & Relationships", Kentucky Bar Association (KBA) New Lawyers Program, 1998
  • Lecturer - "Beyond The Rules: Traditions of Professionalism and Civility", KBA Annual Convention, 1998
  • Lecturer - "Products Liability Panel Discussion", KATA Spring Break Seminar, 1995
  • Lecturer - "Automobile Accidents", KATA Spring Break Seminar, 1994
  • Lecturer - "Structured Settlements", KATA Spring Break Seminar, 1993
  • Lecturer - "Predictive Hazard Analysis", KATA Products Liability Seminar, 08/13/1993
  • Lecturer - "Practical Considerations of Trying the Civil Case: Plan of Action, Lining up Witnesses and Checking Out Your Jury", Practical Skills Institute sponsored by KBA Young Lawyers Section and Continuing Legal Education Commission, 02/15/1992
  • Lecturer - "Ethics of Witness Preparation and Management", KBA Meeting, Mid-Winter Meeting, 1992
  • Lecturer - "Plaintiff and Wife: Loss of Consortium", KATA Evidence Seminar, 06/28/1991
  • Lecturer - "Opening Statements," KBA Annual Meeting, 1990
  • Instructor - "Preparing Your Doctor Witness," KATA, 1989
  • Lecturer - "Trial Advocacy," University of Kentucky, Annual Intensive Course, 1986
  • Lecturer - "Voir Dire, Damages, Closing Arguments," KBA Annual Meeting, 1985
  • Additionally has lectured at the District Bar meetings sponsored by the KBA in each judicial district in Kentucky

Past Positions

  • Moore, Malone & Safreed, 1974
  • Kentucky Department of Labor, 1974
  • Judicial Form Retirement System, Board of Trustees, Investment Committee Chairman, 2000
  • Kentucky Supreme Court Chief Justice's Jury Study Commission, 2001 to 2002
  • Kentucky Supreme Court Special Justice, Osborne v. Pepsi Cola, 816 S.W.2d 643 (Ky. 1991) and Uninsured Employees Fund v. Brewster, 818 S.W.2d 602 (Ky. 1991), 1991


  • Super Lawyer in Kentucky since 2007
  • Peter Perlman Outstanding Trial Lawyer Award, 2005
  • Distinguished Alumni Award, University of Louisville, Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, 2003
  • Kentucky Bar Association Distinguished Lawyer, 2012
  • Top 50 Attorneys in Kentucky
  • Honorary member of the Board of Directors of the Owensboro Museum of Fine Art
  • Included in 2002-2006 editions of The Best Lawyers in America
  • Certified as a Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy - 1982 to present

Published Works

  • "Punitive Damages in Wrongful Death Actions: Is KRS 411.184 Constitutional?", Kentucky Bench and Bar, Vol. 54, No. 3, pp. 18-21, 1990