About Judge Jessica Moore

Judge Jessica MooreI am a Louisville native and graduate of Sacred Heart Academy, Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and the University of Louisville, Louis D. Brandeis school of Law. I have clerked on all levels of our state courts, and served as a prosecutor for eight years prior to becoming a judge. I was one of the first prosecutors in the Heroin Rocket Docket working to address the heroin epidemic destroying our communities and nation. I have further worked in our specialty courts including Veteran’s Treatment Court and Mental Health Court, developing lasting relationships with all of our criminal justice partners.  I have committed my professional career to public service and our community. I am honored to serve as your District Court Judge.

Chief effective 1/1/23-1/2/25

Judge, Jefferson District Court

Elected November 6, 2018 & Reelected November 8, 2022
Kentucky Secretary of State Election Certification Letter

Appointed by Executive Order of Governor Matthew G. Bevin, July 18, 2017

Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney, 30th Judicial Circuit, Jefferson County

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney, November 2008 to present

  • Appointed Prosecutorial Liaison for Felony Mental Health Court 2010
  • National District Attorney’s Association, Trial Advocacy I, USC 2010
  • Louisville Bar Association Leadership Academy 2009-2010
  • Assistant Media Liaison 2013 to 2014
  • Appointed Prosecutorial team Arnold Foundation Grant “Felony Pilot Project” November 2014 to November 2016
  • Heroin Rocket Docket Unit – one of three Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorneys prosecuting all heroin related charges in Jefferson County, November 2016 – present

Jefferson Circuit Court

Staff Attorney to Hon. Dolly Wisman Berry, November 2006 – November 2008

  • performed all legal research and writing for Family Court Division 4
  • Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Citizens Foster Care Review Board member

Supreme Court of Kentucky

Law Clerk/Intern to Justice William E. McAnulty, Jr., July 2006 to November 2006

Kentucky Court of Appeals and Jefferson Circuit Court

Law Clerk to Hon. Thomas B. Wine, July 2006 to November 2006

Franklin & Hance, PSC

Law Clerk, October 2004 to October 2006,

Boutique civil firm, personal injury and medical malpractice

Jefferson County Attorney’s Office, Law Clerk for criminal and civil divisions

May 2004 to October 2004


University of Louisville, Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, Louisville, KY

Juris Doctorate May 2006

Dean’s Scholarship, Judge Lawrence S. Grauman Scholarship

Research Assistant to Legal Writing Professor Susan Duncan (2L and 3L years)

Memberships: Student Bar Association Fundraising Chair 2004-2005 (raised school record of over $5,000), Student Bar Foundation Board 2004-2006, student member Louisville Bar Association

Miami University, Oxford, OH

May 2003

  • Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and Journalism, Minor Studies: Spanish
  • National Coca-Cola Scholar, National Toyota Scholar, Prudential Spirit of Community State Honoree, Delta Delta Delta Panhellenic Sorority

Community Involvement and Civic Activities

  • Louisville Bar Association, member since 2007
    • Community Service Chair, Young Lawyers Section 2009-2010
  • Women Lawyers Association, member since 2006
    • Appointed Executive Board Secretary for 2013 – 2014; 2014- 2015
    • Elected President 2015-2016
  • Metropolitan Women’s Political Caucus,
    • Political Skills Campaign School, March 2011; March 2013
  • Emerge Kentucky Class of 2014
  • Sacred Heart Academy Alumnae Board, member since 2007
    • President – 2013-2014; 2012-2013; 2009-2010; Vice President 2008-2009
  • Norton Healthcare Children’s Hospital Foundation, Future Generations Board and volunteer, since 2007
  • “Focus Louisville” graduate Fall 2010, Leadership Louisville Center
  • Named NFocus Magazine’s “New Faces of Philanthropy,” December 2010
  • Raphael the Archangel church member
  • Shively Area Ministries, Board Member 2012 to 2014
  • Family Scholar House volunteer
  • Serves as Kentucky Teen Court Judge along with Judge Derwin Webb (family court)
  • Presiding Judge of Misdemeanor Mental Health Court – specialty court
  • Member of inaugural class of “Behind the Black Robe”