Dawn A. Moore

Dawn A. Moore

Associate

Ms. Moore’s legal career began with a major Galveston, Texas law firm where, for 6 years, she had a varied practice of general personal injury cases, commercial trial law cases and appellate cases.

She joined Sheehy, Ware & Pappas in 2010, and is a member of the firm’s first party insurance claims and general litigation groups.

In her law practice, she has developed experience in a number of different substantive areas of trial practice, including UM/UIM first party insurance litigation, commercial litigation, contract, DTPA, ad valorem tax disputes and personal injury.

Ms. Moore has participated substantially in every area of litigation practice from filing an answer, to taking depositions, to attending trial and filing appeals. She has successfully drafted and argued numerous motions including Motions for Summary Judgment and Motions to Compel. In addition, she has also argued before the 14th Court of Appeals.

Community Activities

Ms. Moore is the founding member of the Houston Doll Society. To date, this organization has raised over $100,000.00 for local children’s charities and continues to partner with those charities on an ongoing basis. In her role with this organization, she was a co-chair of a National Convention for over 700 people in partnership with multiple corporate entities.

Ms. Moore is also an active participant in Kingwood Area Democrats and partners with Girls For School; a charity aimed at educating women and girls in Mauritania.

In addition to these activities, Ms. Moore is an active member in the Houston Women’s Soccer Association. She manages multiple teams and plays soccer on several teams on a weekly basis.

Since joining the firm, Ms. Moore has focused extensively on first part insurance defense. She has prepared numerous summary judgments for her clients and argued them successfully in State and Federal court. She routinely prepares cases for trial, appears before the Federal and State benches, deposes parties and witnesses and attends mediations. Her extensive work in this area has allowed her to develop an expertise that few have.

Education

  • Baylor School of Law, (J.D., 2003)
  • Texas A&M (M.A., Philosophy, 2000)
  • Trinity University, (B.A., 1998)

Legal Memberships

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Galveston County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Admissions

  • State Bar of Texas
  • United States District Courts for the Southern, Eastern, Western, and Northern Districts of Texas
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit