James B. Moore III

James B. Moore III is a third generation lawyer and Georgetown, South Carolina native. James graduated from Wofford College in 2004 with a Bachelor of Arts in Business and Economics. After working for the Smithsonian Institution in New York, New York, James attended law school at the Charleston School of Law. He graduated cum laude and distinguished himself by serving as the Associate Editor of the Charleston Law Review in addition to receiving the Pro Bono Award, a prestigious accolade given to students who serve more than 100 hours of pro bono work during their law school career.

James was admitted to practice law in South Carolina in November, 2008. Since his entry into private practice, he has obtained significant recoveries in the form of verdicts and settlements for individuals in many different types of cases, including trucking accidents, motor vehicle accidents, civil rights violations, sexual assaults, police misconduct and excessive force, wrongful arrest and false imprisonment, jail and prison negligence, medical and hospital negligence, nursing home negligence and abuse, negligence at schools and summer camps, college hazing abuse, pharmaceutical errors, and premises injuries.

Through these various types of cases, James has recovered over $18 million dollars in compensation for his clients. In 2014, James served as trial counsel for two civil cases resulting in jury verdicts totaling over $99 million dollars in compensatory and punitive damages. Mr. Moore served as trial counsel in the case of Estate of Albert Reeves v. Police Officer Randall Price and Town of Cottageville which resulted in the largest contested civil rights verdict in the history of the United States.

Prior to founding Evans Moore, LLC, James served as judicial law clerk to the Honorable Benjamin H. Culbertson, Fifteenth Judicial Circuit in Georgetown and Conway, South Carolina from 2008 to 2010. While clerking for Judge Culbertson, James observed and participated in numerous civil and criminal jury trials in Georgetown and Horry Counties. After completing his judicial clerkship, he entered private practice with the Bell Legal Group, located in Georgetown, and then on to McLeod Legal Group, located in Charleston, where he represented individuals injured by defective products and institutional negligence (hospitals, correctional facilities, schools, and nursing homes.)

James is an active member of the American Bar Association, the Georgetown County Bar Association, the Charleston County Bar Association, and the South Carolina Association for Justice. James is admitted to practice in all South Carolina state and federal courts, including the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina and the United States Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Mr. Moore has been named as a Super Lawyer’s “Rising Star” and has been repeatedly recognized by the American Society of Legal Advocates as one of the “Top 40 Under 40 Litigation Lawyers” in the State of South Carolina. Many of his cases have been featured in local and national news outlets including The New York Times, ABC National News, New York Daily News, and the UK Daily Mail.

Education:

  • Charleston School of Law, South Carolina J.D. Honors: Cum Laude; Honors: Editor of the Charleston Law Review, 2008
  • Wofford College, Spartanburg, S.C. B.A. Major: Business Economics, 2004

Past Employment Positions:

  • McLeod Law Group, Attorney at Law, 2013-2015
  • Bell Legal Group, Attorney at Law, 2010-2013
  • Benjamin H. Culbertson, South Carolina Circuit Court Judge, Law Clerk,2008 – 2010