Judge Moorer was sworn in as a United States Magistrate Judge on January 3, 2007. He received a J.D. degree from The University of Alabama Law School in 1986, a B.A. degree from Huntingdon College in 1983, and an A.A. degree from Marion Military Institute in 1981.
Prior to his appointment as United States Magistrate Judge, he was an Assistant United States Attorney in the Middle District of Alabama from September 1990 to January 2007. From 2001-2007, he served as the Lead Task Force Attorney for the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF). As the Lead OCDETF Attorney, he was responsible for coordinating the investigation of and prosecution of major narcotics trafficking. During his tenure at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Judge Moorer represented the United States in criminal proceedings before the U.S. District Court and the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals.
Judge Moorer also served as a member of the Alabama National Guard until his retirement as a Colonel in 2014. In this capacity, he served as the first military judge for the Alabama National Guard. Prior to his position as a military judge, Judge Moorer was the legal advisor for the Commander, 226th Area Support Group and subordinate commands before, during and after main combat operations. He also deployed to Iraq and Kuwait as the Command Judge Advocate during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Prior to that time, he was trial counsel for the Commander, Aviation Training Brigade, Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, Ft. Rucker. He was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for his service in Iraq and the Legion of Merit upon his retirement.
EducationMarion Military Institute, A.A., 1981
Huntingdon College, B.A., 1983
University of Alabama Law School, J.D., 1986