Attorney Profile



Best of the Bar 2016

     San Diego Business Journal


Top 40 Under 40

     The National Trial Lawyers Association

10 Best Client Satisfaction 2016, 2017

     American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys

Rising Star 2016

     Super Lawyers Magazine


Volunteer of the Year

     Milwauke YMCA 2001

TEDxSD 15 Most Innovative Entrepreneurs of 2014

Nicholas J. Moore, Esq. 

The Wharton School of Business
The University of Pennsylvania

Class of 2006

Sigma Honors Society

Thomas Jefferson School of Law

Class of 2012

Jefferson Medal Winner

San Diego Criminal Lawyer
Top 40 Under 40 Criminal Lawyer

Nicholas J. Moore is a dedicated San Diego trial attorney who represents clients in civil and criminal matters ranging from misdemeanors to serious felonies such as homicide, and complex white collar crime.  He has been trial council for clients in over $7 million dollars of grand theft charges. Some highlights of Mr. Moore's career include obtaining dismissals or acquittals on charges of: 

- Grand theft exceeding $1.3 million

- Forgery

- Aggravated kidnapping

- Torture

- Assault on a police officer

- Transportation of narcotics (>4kg)

- Felony domestic violence

- Weapons-related crimes

Prior to practicing law, Mr. Moore graduated from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. After Wharton, he worked as a consultant for GSI Commerce where he advised enterprise level corporations (such as: PBS, Filson, Roxy, and Charlotte Russe) on eCommerce strategies and directed their marketing, fulfillment and customer service operations. GSI Commerce Inc. was sold to Ebay Inc. in 2011 for $2.4 Billion. 


Nicholas Moore has experience with major felony cases, including homicides, bribery and complex white-collar fraud, and has been defense counsel on several high profile cases. He worked on the Sweetwater School District corruption scandal, the Jack's La Jolla embezzlement trial, and worked on Julie Harper's defense team that secured an acquittal on a first-degree murder charge


Mr. Moore is a graduate of the Thomas Jefferson School of Law, where he received the Jefferson Medal in Professional Responsibility, as well as the Witkin Awards for ethics in law. Nicholas prides himself on providing clients the highest level of ethics and transparency about the legal process. 


In his free time Mr. Moore volunteers as a member of the Mission Valley YMCA Board of Directors and as the Lead Advisor for the Mission Valley's YMCA's Youth in Government Program - a mock trial and model legislature program for over 3,000 California high school students. 

San Diego Criminal Defense

101 W. Broadway, Suite 1770 | San Diego, CA 92101

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