Aaron E. Moore

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Aaron provides legal counsel to attorneys, accountants, home inspectors, home appraisers and other professionals. He handles a variety of claims including, but not limited to, legal and accounting malpractice, wrongful use of civil process, negligence, breach of contract, civil rights and as related to attorney debt collection practices. He also has experience defending matters involving premises liability, land use, automobile liability, intellectual property and employment law.

Aaron is a 1987 graduate of Millersville University. Following graduation, he taught grades six through eight in the School District of Philadelphia for 12 years. During that time, he earned a Master's Degree in Education from Temple University. While teaching, Aaron attended evening classes at the Beasley School of Law at Temple University where he made the Dean's List and earned honors in Trial Advocacy and Research and Writing. Aaron began his legal career as an associate with a Blue Bell, Pennsylvania law firm, where he primarily focused on defending Pennsylvania municipalities in areas of civil rights law, premises liability, land use and automobile liability.

Aaron has received an AV® Preeminent rating by the Martindale Hubbell. 

Significant Representative Matters

Plaintiff claimed that estate attorneys misinterpreted stock restriction agreement causing Plaintiff's husband's estate to lose in excess of $1 million.  Court held that agreement was properly interpreted by attorneys

Attorney prosecuted civil rights claim on behalf of mother of son who was shot and killed by a Philadelphia police officer while unarmed and posing no threat to the officer.  Mother of decedent served as administrator of estate and retained proceeds of settlement.  Decedent allegedly had two children who should have received the proceeds.  Attorney sued by children's mother on their behalf. Plaintiff's minor children made $1 million settlement demand  just prior to the court's dismissal of the claims. 

Plaintiff claimed that his attorney failed to properly prosecute his workers' compensation claim causing his benefits to be discontinued.  Plaintiff's claims dismissed by way of summary judgment motion.

Buyers of real property sued real estate agent for seller, claiming misrepresentations regarding use of the property.  Claims dismissed by way of summary judgment motion.

Success in getting a number of legal malpractice cases dismissed promptly by way of preliminary objections. In such cases, the Plaintiff failed to allege facts that, even if true, could yield liability as to our client.

Success in getting a number of legal malpractice cases dismissed upon the filing of motions for non pros as a result of opposing counsel's failure to comply with the Pennsylvania Rules of Civil Procedure.

Summary judgment and motions to dismiss granted on behalf of a number of clients. In one recent case, the plaintiff claimed that our attorney client was liable to him for wrongful use of civil proceedings and was seeking in excess of $3 million in damages. Upon the filing of a Motion for Summary Judgment, the court dismissed our client, finding no liability whatsoever.

Success in defending clients at arbitration hearings and bench trials, including cases involving alleged home inspector liability and insurance subrogation claims.

Classes/Seminars Taught

Proving a Case Within a Case in Legal Malpractice Actions, PLDF Annual Meeting, September 2018

Developments in Lawyer Liability in Pennsylvania & New Jersey, client seminar, March 2017 

Professional Liability - Issues for Attorneys, client seminar, June 2016

Virtual Law Office and Interstate Practice of Law, National Business Institute, April 2015

Aaron has been invited to speak to the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants as well as the Pennsylvania Home Inspector Association. Aaron has also given presentations to insurance companies concerning developments in legal malpractice law.

Published Works

"Proving The 'Case-Within-A-Case' Standard," For The Defense, April 2018

"Demonstrative Evidence at Trial", Pennsylvania Civil Trial Practice, 2017, 2018, Reviewing Author 

"Common Evidentiary Issues at Trial", Pennsylvania Civil Trial Practice, 2017, 2018 

"Responsive Pleadings", Pennsylvania Civil Pre-Trial Practice, 2017, 2018, Reviewing Author

Pennsylvania Legal Malpractice Handbook, 2017 Edition, 2019 Edition, Published by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, Co-author 

"Pennsylvania Supreme Court Rejects Constitutional Challenge to the Dragonetti Act," Defense Digest, Vol. 23, No. 2, June 2017

"An Argument Against Imposing Liability Against Attorneys for Aiding and Abetting Their Client's Breach of Fiduciary Duty Under Pennsylvania Law," Defense Digest, Vol. 17, No. 4, December 2011

"Former Phillies Tyler Green Thrown a Curve on Appeal for Legal Fees," Defense Digest, September 2007

"Medical Malpractice Plaintiff's Motion for Relief from Judgment of Non Pros Lacks Merit," Defense Digest, March 2007

Regular contributor to MDWC&G Case Law Alerts.

Admissions
Pennsylvania
2003
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania
2006
U.S. District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania
2016
Education
Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law (J.D., 2003)
Temple University (M.A. El. Ed., 1995)
Millersville University of Pennsylvania (B.A., 1987)
Honors & awards
Associations & memberships
Claims & Litigation Management Alliance (CLM)
Philadelphia Bar Association
Professional Liability Defense Federation
Year joined
2006