Karen Nelson Moore

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Karen Moore
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
Assumed office
March 29, 1995
Appointed by Bill Clinton
Preceded by Robert Krupansky
Personal details
Born 1948 (age 69–70)
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Alma mater Harvard University

Karen Nelson Moore (born 1948) is a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Her chambers are located in Cleveland, Ohio.

Education and legal training

Moore received her A.B. from Radcliffe College in 1970, graduating Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude, and her law degree from Harvard Law School, also magna cum laude, in 1973.[1][2] She clerked for Judge Malcolm Wilkey of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit from 1973 to 1974 and for Associate Justice Harry Blackmun of the U.S. Supreme Court from 1974 to 1975.[1][2]

Personal life

Moore is married to a lawyer who practices in Cleveland, Ohio. She has three children.

Professional career

Moore was an instructor for the International Tax Law Program at Harvard Law School from 1972 to 1973.[1] She was in private practice in Cleveland, Ohio from 1975 to 1977 and then served on the faculty of Case Western Reserve University Law School from 1977 to 1995.[1] Moore was a visiting professor at Harvard Law School from 1990 to 1991.[1]

Federal judicial service

Moore was nominated by President Bill Clinton on January 24, 1995, to a seat vacated by Robert B. Krupansky. She was confirmed by the United States Senate in a voice vote on March 24, 1995, and received her commission on March 29, 1995.

See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Karen Nelson Moore at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
  2. 2.0 2.1 President Names Eight to Federal Bench, The White House: Office of the Press Secretary (September 14, 1994).
Legal offices
Preceded by
Robert Krupansky
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit