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Moore honored by Tennessee Supreme Court
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The Tennessee Supreme Court has recognized local attorney Ryan J. Moore for his pro-bono work.

Local attorney and McMinnville native Ryan J. Moore was recently honored by the Tennessee Supreme Court with its 2020 Attorney for Justice Award.

The Tennessee Supreme Court presents this accolade to attorneys in Tennessee who volunteer significant time to assisting those in their communities who are unable to afford legal work.

“I believe in looking out for my neighbors,” said Moore. “My law office is thankful to be a part of this community and we take our responsibility to be good stewards seriously. We are committed to ensuring no one is left behind.” 

Moore’s recent pro-bono work for which he was honored includes assisting the McMinnville-Warren County Senior Center during the early stages of the pandemic. Moore helped Senior Center officials understand the threat of COVID-19 and offered guidance on policies for safety and liability protection.

He donated his time assisting the Warren County A&L Fair with ground and use leases, helped the Children’s Advocacy Center of the 31st Judicial District with a lawsuit and provided guidance on an update to their policies and procedures, and assisted the newly formed Black History Museum of Warren County with writing its charter and bylaws.

“Giving back to the community through pro-bono work is a privilege,” said Moore. “Every nonprofit organization I have represented does so much good for our community.”

Moore is a member of the Tennessee Municipal Judges Association and Tennessee Bar Association. He is a member of the Morrison Ruritan Club, the Advisory Board of the Warren County High School Career and Technical Education programs, and serves as the annual master of ceremony for Warren County Fairest of the Fair.

Moore is past president of the McMinnville Breakfast Rotary Club and a former Board of Directors member of the McMinnville-Warren County Senior Center, Main Street McMinnville, and the Historic Zoning Commission for the city of McMinnville. He received the Golden Award from Main Street McMinnville in March 2020 for Excellence in Preservation of the downtown community. 

Moore’s law practice is located were the old Dugan’s Grocery used to be, and as part of remodeling, Moore had the historic Dr Pepper mural on the side of the building completely restored for everyone to enjoy