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Portrait of Kristen S. Moore

Attorney and Partner


Kristen S. Moore

Areas of Practice

  • Wrongful Death
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury
  • Complex Litigation
  • Estate, Trust, and Probate Litigation
  • Employment Litigation
  • Business & Commercial Litigation

Attorney Bio

With 15 years of combined courtroom experience both in private practice and her previous time on the bench as Magistrate for the Stark County Court of Common Pleas, Kristen Moore is driven to deliver exceptional results for her clients.

Kristen’s legal career has been distinguished by her proficiency in handling complex state and federal cases throughout Ohio’s trial and appellate courts. One of the many characteristics that sets her apart is her dual perspective, derived from her experiences on both sides of the bench. This unique vantage point empowers her with a deep understanding of the intricacies of litigation, enabling her to craft innovative and effective solutions.  

From injured individuals to small businesses to multi-national corporations, Kristen stands ready to assist with a diverse range of litigation matters and thrives on the challenge of complex and high-stakes litigation.

Recognitions & Associations

  • 2023 Best Lawyers- Employment Litigation
  • Faculty Member for Ohio Judicial College
  • YWCA Women’s Hall of Fame Recipient
  • Ohio State Bar Foundation Community Service Award for Attorneys 40 & Under
  • Recipient of Canton Chamber of Commerce’s ystark! Twenty under 40! award
  • Super Lawyers Ohio Rising Stars 2011-2015
  • National Institute of Trial Advocacy’s Tournament of Champions National Finalist
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Stark County Bar Association (former Executive Committee member)
  • Former Vice President of Ohio Association of Magistrates

Professional Presentations

2023 Civil Case Law Update: Common Pleas Judge’s Association

2023 Civil Case Law Update: Ohio Judicial College for Judicial Attorneys

Evidence Rules by the Numbers: Multiple Presentations

New Magistrate Orientation: Lead Common Pleas Breakout Day numerous years

New Magistrate Orientation: Contempt Proceedings

Magistrates Conducting Trials

Establishing Your Judicial Presence

Technology Tips & Trial Techniques from the Bench

A View from the Bench Panel Presentation for Civil Protection Order Training to Legal Aid

National Business Institute: Resolving Wills, Trusts, and Estate Disputes

National Business Institute: Building Your Civil Trial Skills

Stark County Bar Association: 2012 Ethics, Professionalism, and Substance Abuse

Insurance Defense Legal Overview

Professional Associations

  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Ohio Supreme Court’s Judicial College
  • Stark County Veterans Treatment Court
  • Stark County Bar Association (Former Executive Committee member)
  • Former Vice President of Ohio Association of Magistrates

Reported Decisions

  • DeWitt v. Gervasi Vineyard & Italian Bistro, Case No. 5:22CV0476 (N.D. Ohio), 2023 WL 423244
  • Horner v. Safeco Ins. Co. of Illinois, Stark Cty. No. 2020 CV 0984, 2021 WL 5412851 (Magistrate’s Decision)
  • Young v. City of Alliance, Ohio, Stark Cty. Nos. 2017 CV 00744 and 2018 CV 00694, 2018 WL 8333145 (Magistrate’s Decision)
  • Moore v. Moore, II, Stark Cty. No. 2017 CV01733, 2018 WL 7821768 (Magistrate’s Decision)
  • Modzelewski v. D.A. Peterson, Inc. dba WDJQ/WDPN Radio, Stark Cty. No. 2016 CV01354, 2017 WL 877214 (Magistrate’s Decision)
  • Republic Steel v. Protrade Steel, Inc., Stark Cty. No. 2015 CV01186, 2016 WL 8605099 (Magistrate’s Decision)
  • SPG, Inc. v. First Street Development, LLC, 2016-Ohio-2824, 64 N.E.3d 340 (5th Dist.)
  • MICO Ins. Co. v. Orlando, 5th Dist. Guernsey No. 15 CA 15, 2016-Ohio-193
  • Valentine Contractors, Inc. v. Ohio Dept. of Job & Family Services, 10th Dist. Franklin No. 15AP-86, 2015-Ohio-5576
  • State of Ohio ex rel. Countryside Investors, LLC v. Bd. Of Comm’n of Carroll Cty., 46 N.E.3d 116, 2015-Ohio-4344 (7th Dist.)
  • Hope Academy Broadway Campus v. White Hat Management, L.L.C., 145 Ohio St.3d 29, 2015-Ohio-3716, 46 N.E.3d 665 (amicus curiae briefing)
  • Van Wet v. Akron Metropolitan Regional Transit Authority, 5th Dist. Stark No. 2014CA00201, 2015-Ohio-3243
  • Accelerated Analytics, LLC v. International Business Machines Corp., Case No. 1:15 CV 401 (N.D. Ohio), 2015 WL 3828077
  • Huntington v. Yeager, 7th Dist. Harrison No. 13 HA 7, 2014-Ohio-4151
  • Richardson v. The Girl Scouts of North East Ohio, 9th Dist. Summit No. 27127, 2014-Ohio-1036
  • Avon Hi-Life, Inc. v. Lauren Agrisystems, Ltd., Case No. 13-cv-36-bbc, 2013 WL 5953133 (W.D. Wisc.)
  • Davidson v. Ziegler Tire and Supply Co., 5th Dist. Stark No. 2012 CA 00165, 2013-Ohio-2655
  • Wright v. Proctor-Donald, 5th Dist. Stark No. 2012-CA-00154, 2013-Ohio-1973
  • Shroyer v. Devich, Case No. 5:12CV748, 2013 WL 1284377 (N.D. Ohio)
  • Fort Saginaw Plaza, Inc. v. Shin, 7th Dist. Mahoning No. 12 MA 59, 2013-Ohio-429
  • Utterback Dental Group, Inc. v. Lucido, 5th Dist. Stark No. 2011-CA-00285, 2013-Ohio-76
  • Daubel v. Dineen, 9th Dist. Lorain No. 11CA009994, 2012-Ohio-5924
  • Cain v. Chesapeake Exploration, LLC, Case No. 5:12CV1699, 2012 WL 5996910 (N.D. Ohio)
  • Miller v. Motorists Mut. Ins. Co., 133 Ohio St.3d 525, 2012-Ohio-4959, 979 N.E.2d 311
  • Reichert v. Lauren Int’l, Ltd. 5th Dist. Tusc. No. 12AP030019, 2012 WL 4848906
  • Stephen Dev. Co. v. DTB Land Development, LLC, 5th Dist. Stark No. 2011CA00153, 2012-Ohio-1493
  • Hmeidan v. Rawahneh, 196 Ohio App.3d 10, 2011-Ohio-6149, 961 N.E.2d 1224 (5th Dist.)
  • Durabilt, Inc. v. Testa, 5th Dist. Stark No. 2011CA00016, 2011-Ohio-5374
  • Estate of Holer v. Hohler, 197 Ohio App.3d 237, 2011-Ohio-5469, 967 N.E.2d 219 (7th Dist.)
  • Emergency Medical Transport, Inc. v. City of Massillon, 5th Dist. Stark No. 2010CA00176, 2011-Ohio-446
  • Massouh v. Thomas, DDS, 5th Dist. Stark No. 2009 CA 00248, 2010-Ohio-3107
  • Freeman v. Value City Dept. Store, 5th Dist. Stark No. 2010 CA 00034, 2010-Ohio-4634
  • BLA Investments, Inc. v. Lecount, 5th Dist. Stark No. 2009CA00309, 2010-Ohio-4098
  • Bergey v. HSBC Bank USA, 9th Dist. Summit No. 24986, 2010-Ohio-2736
  • Spencer v. Lair, 5th Dist. Stark No. 2008CA00175, 2009-Ohio-3450

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