J.D. Moore earned a psychology degree from the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville in December 1997 and his law degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School Of Law in May 1998. J.D. focused his training in psychology on conflict and dispute resolution. During law school, J.D. served as Editor-in-Chief of the UMKC Law Review, and received the Harry S. Truman Leadership Award, the Thomas E. Deacy Trial Practice Award, the National Trial Advocacy Team Award and the ABA Negotiations Team Award. Since law school, J.D. has devoted countless classroom and practice hours to honing effective conflict and dispute resolution techniques.
Prior to law school, J.D. was involved in real estate development and construction as owner or joint venture partner in a variety of construction businesses. As a contractor, J.D.'s projects included residential, commercial and industrial construction, public projects, oil field, pipeline and heavy equipment, hotels and chain restuarants, manufacturing and distribution centers, warehousing, senior living and nursing facilities, commercial storage, infrastructure, libraries, schools, airports, firehouses, lift stations, roads, bridges and more.
As attorney, J.D. has represented virtually every construction industry participant. He also has significant experience in non-construction commercial matters. A long-time member of the American Arbitration Associations (“AAA”) National Panel of Construction Arbitrator’s and Roster of Neutrals, J.D. often serves as sole arbitrator or arbitration panel member, including as panel chair. J.D.'s ADR practice includes a growing number of ad hoc and/or non-administered proceedings; particularly in construction, engineering, power, energy and contract-related commercial disputes. J.D. is a strong, knowledgeable arbitrator and an adaptive mediator who stays true to the core concept of self determination while favoring a firm, evaluative approach for most commercial disputes.
Areas of Expertise
Mediation, Arbitration and Civil Trial Advocacy; Residential, Commercial and Industrial Construction; Architecture and Engineering; Power and Energy; Hotels, Resorts and Educational Facilities; Infrastructure; Excavation, Tunneling and Boring; Project Finance; Public Projects; Surety/Bond Claims; OEM Procurement; Commercial Contracts.
Moore Dispute Resolution Services, LLC: 2017-present; Partner: Zerger & Mauer LLP: 2014-2017; Partner: Bryan Cave LLP: 2007 – 2014; Associate: Bryan Cave LLP, 1998 – 2006; ADR Neutral: 1998-Present; Contractor, construction consultant and real estate advisor: 1995-1998; Law clerk: 1995-1998; Owner, partner and/or joint venture participant in private development and construction: 1973-Present.
University of Arkansas, B.A. Psychology (Phi Beta Kappa), 1997
University of Missouri-Kansas City, J.D., 1998
ADR Training and Self Study
American Arbitration Association Arbitrator Training
Annual American Arbitration Association Arbitrator "ACE" Continuing Education
American Arbitration Association Essential Mediation Skills Training (core and essential skills)
Association of Missouri Mediators - Advanced Mediation Training
Centre For the Study of Dispute Resolution Mediation Training - University of Missouri (for civil/commercial disputes)
Safeguarding, Deciding & Writing Awards; Ethics in ADR; Effective Mediation from the Mediator’s Perspective; Controlling Chaos in Mediation; Navigating the Behavioral Paradigm; Fundamentals of Effective Mediation Advocacy; Litigant Psychology; Managing Negotiations in Mediation; Ethics for Mediator, Arbitrator and Litigant; Making the Most of Mediation; Planning for Mediation; The Influence of Metaphors: Mediating Free From Bias; Dealing With Pro-Se Parties in Mediation and Arbitration; People Skills and Mediation: Improving Communications and Avoiding Chaos; Self-Study of International Arbitration Rules and Procedures for ICDR, ICC, LCIA, CPR, CIMA and others.
Honors, Professional Associations and Admissions
AAA National Panel of Arbitrators and Roster of Neutrals
The Best Lawyers in America – multiple years
The Best Lawyers in Kansas City- multiple years
KC Business Journal, Best of the Bar – multiple years
American Bar Association
Missouri Bar Association
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association (KCMBA)
Member and Past Chairman – KCMBA Construction Law Committee
Member - KCMBA Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee
Past Member of AAA Regional Advisory Committee
United States District Courts for the District of Kansas
United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri
United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida