J. Everett Moore, Jr.
J. Everett Moore, Jr. was born and raised in the Georgetown area, attended and graduated from Georgetown High School, went to the college Parallel Program (University of Delaware) at Delaware Technical Community College for two years, and University of Delaware, Newark Campus, receiving both an AA and a BA degree. He then attended Marshall-Wythe School of Law, College of William and Mary where he received his Juris Doctor degree. He has lived in Sussex County all his life. Mr. Moore started his practice in 1976 in Georgetown. He has practiced before the Court of Common Pleas, Superior Court, Court of Chancery, Family Court and Justice of the Peace Courts, but now normally confines his practice to transactional work.

In that practice Mr. Moore has represented clients in zoning cases in both Sussex and Kent Counties and many municipalities in Sussex County. He has also worked on water and sewer and other utility matters, including, but not limited to negotiations and preparations of service contracts and easements. He has also worked with and advised homeowners as to their rights and obligations concerning state and local environmental issues. He has represented such institutional clients as the State Police Federal Credit Union, Mid Atlantic Farm Credit, and First American Title Insurance Company, as well as clients of many varied backgrounds, including non-profits.

Mr. Moore and the firm have been named County Attorneys for Sussex County, Delaware. Mr. Moore is the lead attorney and attends all Council meetings and conducts public hearings, including zoning hearings and coordinates all legal work with his firm for the county.


Mr. Moore has been very active in his community and has advised many civic groups on issues ranging from regulatory issues to the rules of conduct for their organizations. He has also served as a member on the Indian River School Board. He has been active politically, having served both as Sussex County Chairman and the State Chairman of the Republican Party. He has been a delegate to numerous state conventions and two national conventions.


Mr. Moore is on the Board of Trustees of the Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village; was appointed by Governor Markel and Governor Carney to the Delaware Heritage Commission and by Governor Carney to the Judicial Nominating Commission. His Honors include the Walk of Success - DTCC Owens Campus, and The Presidential Citation, University of Delaware Hall of Fame. He is also the author of Growin' up Country. Rural Life in the 1950's and 1960's. To learn more about the book Growin'up County or to purchase a copy, click here!




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