Judge Patrick E. Moore of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation,
Honoree, 2nd Annual Native Justice Powwow
Judge Moore is the longest serving district court judge in the state. He is a friend and alum of TU and a longstanding mentor of Native Justice.
Judge Moore graduated from Okmulgee High School, received a Bachelors Degree in accounting from the University of Oklahoma, a Juris Doctorate from Oklahoma City University, and LLM from University of Tulsa. He also participated in post graduate studies at the University of Houston and is a graduate of the National Judicial College, University of Nevada.
Judge Moore is admitted to practice law before the following courts: United States Supreme Court, United States Court of Appeals Tenth Circuit, United States District Court Western District of Oklahoma United States District Northern District of Oklahoma and the United States District Court Eastern District of Oklahoma and all Oklahoma State Courts, and Muscogee (Creek) & Cherokee Nation Courts. He is a member of The Moore Law Firm in Okmulgee, and he is a past president of the Okmulgee County Bar Association.
Judge Moore’s great-grandfather John R. Moore was Mekko of Kvsetv Tribal town and came to Indian Territory during the removal from Russell County Alabama and his grandfather, William N. Moore (Roll#1099) was a member House of the Warriors until his death in 1929.
Judge Moore was on active duty in the United States Air Force from September 1963 until September 1967. He served as a prosecutor in the Okmulgee County District Attorney's Office for twelve years, and he is a guest lecturer at area schools, colleges and Universities.
Judge Moore is a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Okmulgee, Okmulgee and Morris Masonic Lodges, 32nd Scottish Rite and Bedouin Temple, American Judicature Society, Mvskoke Bar Association, Oklahoma Bar Association Indian Law Section, Federal Bar Association-Indian Law Section and National American Indian Court Judges Association.
He has served as the District Judge of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation since March 1987, and represents the Muscogee (Creek) Nation as a member of the Intertribal Council of the Five Civilized Tribes. He also serves as a member of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation Constitutional Amendment Committee, and the Codification Committee.
The District Court Judge has served as a faculty member and moderator on the Jurisdiction of State-Tribal-Federal Courts Panel for Sovereignty Symposiums IX, X, XI, XII, XIII, XIV, XV, XVI, XVII, XVIII, XIX, and participates in the Indian Law Certificate Program at the University of Tulsa College of Law as a supervising attorney and helped develop the Muscogee (Creek) Nation Legal Clinic, a partnership with the University of Tulsa.
Chief Judge Stephanie Seymour of the United States Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals
appointed Judge Moore to serve on the State-Tribal-Federal Judicial Council of Oklahoma, and he is the Chairman of the Council for Fiscal Year 2003. The Council meets during the Sovereignty Symposium each year.
On January 23, 2003 the Tulsa Country Bar Association, in connection with its Centennial Celebration, honored Judge Patrick E. Moore as one of Tulsa's Legal Pioneers.