Karen Nelson Moore

Karen Nelson Moore

Karen Nelson Moore (born in 1948 in Washington, D.C.) is a federal appeals judge who has served on the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals since 1995. Her chambers are located in Cleveland.

Education and legal training

Moore received her A.B. from Radcliffe College in 1970 and her law degree from Harvard Law School in 1973. She clerked for Judge Malcolm Wilkey of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit from 1973 to 1974 and for Associate Justice Harry Blackmun of the U.S. Supreme Court from 1974 to 1975.

Personal Life

Moore is married to a lawyer who practices in Cleveland, Ohio. She has three children.

Professional career

Moore was an instructor for the International Tax Law Program at Harvard Law School from 1972 to 1973. She was in private practice in Cleveland, Ohio from 1975 to 1977 and then served on the faculty of Case Western Reserve University Law School from 1977 to 1995. Moore was a visiting professor at Harvard Law School from 1990 to 1991.

Federal judicial service

Moore was nominated by President Bill Clinton on January 24, 1995, to a seat vacated by Robert B. Krupansky. She was confirmed by the Senate in a voice vote on March 24, 1995, and received her commission on March 29, 1995.

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