Anne-Leigh Gaylord Moe

Hon. Anne-Leigh Gaylord Moe

Judge, Thirteenth Judicial Circuit of Florida

Judge Moe currently serves in the Civil Division of the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit. 

At the time then-Governor Rick Scott appointed her to the bench in 2017, Judge Moe was an equity shareholder at Bush Ross, P.A.  She was AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell and was recognized by Best Lawyers in America, Florida Trend: Legal Elite, and Florida Super Lawyers in the field of commercial litigation.  As a lawyer, her trial experience included jury and non-jury cases in state and federal court and in arbitration.  Her last trial in private practice involved a dispute between the State of Florida and the Seminole Indian Tribe over the Tribe’s Class III gaming compact.  While her clients were most often business people engaged in or trying to avoid business disputes, she also handled pro bono cases on behalf of a nun, a convicted murderer serving three life sentences in federal prison, and a participant in the Middle District of Florida’s Intensive Re-Entry Program.  She is a past president of the Tampa Bay Chapter of the Federal Bar Association and a past chair of a Florida Bar Grievance Committee.

Prior to entering private practice, she clerked for United States District Judge Virginia M. Hernandez Covington in the Middle District of Florida.  During law school, she was editor-in-chief of the law review and interned for Justice Kenneth B. Bell during his service on the Florida Supreme Court and the Honorable Jeffrey Hotham on the Maricopa County Superior Court.  She is an honors graduate of the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University, Furman University, and Cambridge Christian School (formerly known as Seminole Presbyterian School). 


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