About Leslie Moore - Fresno Attorney at Law
Along with specializing in Family law, I have an extensive background in prosecution of Child Abduction cases. Serving as Deputy District Attorney of Fresno County, I was involved in local, interstate and international child abduction cases. During this time, relationships were developed with fellow attorneys , police and families to enforce child custody orders, while always seeking the best interests of the children and families.
About My Background
July 2010 to Current
Private Practice in the area of Family Law
July 1, 2007 to July 2010 - City of Fresno, City Attorney
Assignments: Municipal Code criminal prosecution; Pitchess Motions; Various other motions on behalf of the Police Department; Police Advisor (on-call 24 hours).
Oct. 2000 to July, 2007 - Fresno County District Attorney
Assignments: Child Abduction Unit (5 + years); Public Assistance Fraud; Child Support Prosecution; Misdemeanor and Felony prosecution.
July 1997 to Oct. 2000 - Tulare County District Attorney
Assignments: Misdemeanor & Felony trial teams; Juvenile crimes; Statutory Rape prosecution; Public Assistance Fraud.
1995 to 1997 - Certified Law Clerk in the area of Consumer Protection law
Duties: Prepare civil litigation pleadings, legal research, interview clients.
1997 & 1994 - Part time law clerk in the area of Personal Injury and Employment Law
Position: Part time law clerk. I worked two different periods for three months each, first during law school and second while waiting for Bar results.
Duties: Interview clients, prepare civil litigation discovery.
Since 1997, I have prosecuted numerous jury trials, court trials, and felony preliminary hearings. I have argued hundreds of pre-trial and post-trial motions throughout my career.
I have provided advice for numerous policy and procedures modifications as well as several special projects for the Fresno Police Department. One of the most interesting projects was drafting a City ordinance regarding sex offenders.
During the five years as the prosecutor for the Child Abduction Unit, my duties included included overseeing D.A. Investigators and staff in handling local, interstate, and International child abduction cases (parental kidnap). This position requires knowledge of Family Law as well as Criminal Law and specialized training in child abduction. While wearing my family court hat, I worked on behalf of the Court to enforce their orders regarding child custody. This position has allowed me to assist in developing and coordinating policies between the District Attorney’s office, the Court, various County agencies such as DCFS and Family Court Services as well as community service agencies. In addition, I have provided training to law enforcement, DCFS, the District Attorney Association and other groups throughout California on the issues of child abduction.
I had the pleasure of writing legislation and participating in Budget Hearings before the State Assembly as well as the Fresno County Board of Supervisors. I served for two years on the California District Attorney Association child abduction committee, overseeing legislative and budget issues.
San Joaquin College of Law - J.D. degree (1996)
Fresno State University
Fresno City College - A.A. degree (1992)
Porterville Jr. College
Organizations & Community Service
Member of California State Bar - June 1997
Fresno County Prosecutors Association - (secretary) 2004
Fresno City Planning Commission - 1987-1991
Fresno Metropolitan Flood Control District - (vice-chair) 1985-1987