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John E. Moore, III


John Moore is both a Certified Public Accountant and a Florida Supreme Court certified Circuit Civil Mediator. He focuses his practice in the areas of estate planning and administration and other personal wealth management issues. John is a frequent Continuing Legal Education and motivational speaker. He presents programs on practice management, personal development, charitable planning, as well as financial, taxation and estate planning matters to bar associations, law schools, law firms and charitable organizations throughout the United States.

A long-time member of the Vero Beach community, Mr. Moore was raised on the Treasure Coast and has been involved with a variety of organizations serving the community. His service to the community has been recognized with multiple community-wide service awards, including the Florida Bar President’s Award and the Florida Rural Legal Services Award for Pro Bono Service in the 19th Circuit. He currently serves as an Aircraft Commander in the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary.

He is an AV-rated lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell and has been named to Florida Trend Magazine’s Legal Elite in Wills, Trusts and Estates.

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Professional and Civic Activities

  • United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, 1991-1993
    • Deputy Federal Housing Commissioner
  • Indian River County Hospital District
    • Non-partisan elected trustee, 2003-2009
  • Indian River County Affordable Housing Advocate
  • Affordable Housing Advisory Commission to the Indian River County Board of County Commissioners

Charitable and Pro Bono Service

  • Holy Cross Catholic Church
    • Established Community Service Ministry and Men’s Ministry
  • Riverside Theatre, Director
  • Vero Beach Museum of Art, Finance Committee
  • Education Foundation of Indian River County, President and Director


  • Juris Doctor (J.D.): University of Virginia School of Law, 1986
    • Student Bar Association, President
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) in Accounting: University of Notre Dame, Summa Cum Laude, 1982

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1986
  • District of Columbia, 1987 (currently inactive)

Prior Business Experience

  • Arthur Andersen & Co., Staff Accountant

Recognition & Awards

  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV-Rated
  • Florida Trend Magazine Legal Elite, Estate, Wills and Trusts
  • Florida Bar, President’s Award; Florida Rural Legal Services Award for Pro Bono Service in the 19th Circuit.
  • University of Virginia School of Law, James C. Slaughter Award for an Outstanding Graduate, 1986
  • Exchange Club of Vero Beach, Book of Golden Deeds, 2011
  • Indian River Planned Giving Council, Pinnacle Award, 2010
  • Indian River County Healthy Start Coalition, Community Volunteer of the Year Award, 2006
  • Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Indian River County, Community Service Recognition, 2012
  • United Way of Indian River County, The Ralph T. King Lifetime Service Award, 2009
  • Samaritan Center, Good Samaritan of the Year, 2008
  • United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, Auxiliarist of the Year, USCG Air Station Miami; USCG Auxiliary Commendation Medal

Speaking Engagements

  • Winning Numbers: Accounting and Finance for Lawyers
    • Full-day Continuing Legal Education program presented in more than 40 States and 2 Canadian Provinces
  • The Lawyer’s Compass: Ethics and Trust in Modern Legal Practice
    • Full-day Continuing Legal Education program presented to lawyers and law schools