Judge Carlos E. Moore, a Moss Point, Mississippi native, is the Managing Partner of The Cochran Firm – Mississippi Delta located in Grenada, Mississippi. In July of 2017, he was appointed as the first African-American Municipal Judge Pro Tem for Clarksdale, Mississippi. In May of 2020, he was named the first African-American Municipal Judge Pro Tem for Grenada, Mississippi. A graduate of Moss Point High School (Salutatorian), the University of South Alabama, and The Florida State University College of Law, Judge Moore also completed course work at Rice University in Houston, Texas, and the University of Mississippi School of Law in Oxford.
Judge Moore is very active in several bar associations, including the American Bar Association, National Bar Association, American Association for Justice, The Mississippi Bar, Magnolia Bar Association, Mississippi Association for Justice, and the Grenada County Bar Association. He has held several positions in the National Bar Association: Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, Deputy Chief of Staff, Region V Director, Board Member at Large, and Chairman of the Young Lawyers Division.
In 2011 after completing three years on the Mississippi Bar Ethics Committee, Moore was elected by his peers to serve a three-year term as a Commissioner of the governing board of The Mississippi Bar, which regulates all the lawyers in Mississippi.
In addition to his bar association work, Carlos is very active in his community. Besides being a 2010 graduate of Leadership Grenada, he is a member of the Grenada Rotary Club, Grenada Chamber of Commerce, 100 Black Men of Grenada, Inc. (Founding President), Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., The Million Dollar Advocates Forum. He is a board member and Founding Chair of the Grenada Unit of the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Mississippi Delta.
Licensed to practice before state and federal courts in Mississippi and Tennessee as well as before the United States Supreme Court, Carlos is the recipient of many honors, including being named the 2007-08 Outstanding Young Lawyer of Mississippi by The Mississippi Bar Young Lawyers Division (1st African-American ever to receive the award in its then twenty-six-year history) and being named in 1998 as an Outstanding Young Man of America.
Carlos has also been the recipient of three NBA Presidential Awards, the NBA Young Lawyers Division was named Outstanding Division under his chairmanship in 2008, and most recently in 2010, he received the Meritorious Service Award from the NBA Young Lawyers Division as well as was named a 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 “Rising Star” in the Mid-South Super Lawyers magazine. In 2012, Carlos was named a White House Fellows Regional Finalist, ranking in the top 100 of approximately 1000 fellowship applicants nationwide and named Young Lawyer of the Year by the National Bar Association. Moore served as inaugural President and has been a founding member of the National Law Group, a consortium of plaintiff law firms across the country, since 2010, and is most noted for winning a $12 million jury verdict for a deserving client in 2010, just four years to the day after opening his law practice. Moore is also a 2013 graduate of the Collaborative Bar Leadership Academy.
In 2013, Moore was named Attorney of the Month and appeared on the June 2013 cover of Attorney at Law Magazine, Mississippi edition. In October of 2013, Moore was named the City Prosecutor for the Town of Webb, Mississippi, and in December 2013, Carlos became a graduate of Leadership Mississippi. In the summer of 2014, Moore was named a Trailblazer Under 40 by the National Bar Association, received the NBA Presidential Fred D. Gray Legacy Award, was honored with the NBA Solo and Small Firms Division prestigious Esquire Award, and completed his term as Chair of the Workers’ Compensation Section of The Mississippi Bar.
In January of 2015, Moore received the Outstanding Alumni Award from the Southern Region Black Law Students Association, and in May of 2015, Moore was named to the board of directors for the Foundation For The Mid-South. In November of 2015, Moore was named Prosecutor for the Town of Vaiden, Mississippi. Most recently, Moore was named a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and was appointed to the ABA Council on Racial & Ethnic Diversity in the Educational Pipeline by American Bar Association President Paulette Brown. In December 2017, Moore was named City Attorney for Jonestown, Mississippi, and in April of 2018, Moore was named City Attorney for Drew, Mississippi.
His greatest accomplishment and title to date is the proud father to Avery Nicole.