James E. Moore


804.697.4127 (p)
804.697.6127 (f)

Professional Affiliations

Virginia State Bar

Virginia Bar Association

The Bar Association of the City of Richmond

James Moore is a partner in Christian & Barton’s Litigation department.  Mr. Moore's practice involves commercial civil litigation in both federal and state courts, including contract, construction, products liability, personal injury, estate, intellectual property and premises liability litigation.  He also represents professionals before the state professional licensing and regulatory boards.  His practice includes appellate work before the federal and state appellate courts.

Mr. Moore serves as the firm's managing partner and as a member of the Executive Committee.

Representative Business Litigation

  • Representation of a cable television operator in tax litigation with local governments.
  • Representation of a private country club in a dispute with a group of its members regarding membership requirements established by deed covenants.
  • Defense of personal injury claims against a building supply company and its employees.
  • Representation of physicians, dentists and other professional licensees before state regulatory boards.
  • Representation of three charities in litigation challenging will bequests.
  • Defense of building contractor in copyright dispute with architect.
  • Defense of structural steel subcontractor in construction contract dispute with general contractor.
  • Defense of owner in construction contract dispute with general contractor.
  • Defense of subcontractor/supplier in construction contract dispute with owner and general contractor.
  • Representation of 11 trust beneficiaries in breach of fiduciary duty litigation against co-trustees of the trust. 
  • Representation of contractor hired by property owner to remove mine waste in dispute with property owner regarding liability for response costs under CERCLA.

Practice Areas

Trials/Appeals/Alternative Dispute Resolution
Complex Business and Commercial Disputes
Intellectual Property Litigation


University of Virginia, J.D, 1971

University of Maryland, B.A., 1968


• Virginia
• U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
• U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia
• U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
• U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
• U.S. Supreme Court


• Hon. John A. MacKenzie, U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Virginia, 1971-1972


Legal Elite (Virginia Business)
• Construction, 2008-2012