Megan Moore is a commercial litigator with experience as a key trial team member, including a weeks-long federal trial with several hundred million dollars at stake. She has successfully represented clients from a host of industries including manufacturing, mortgage, medical, energy, real estate, financial, pharmaceutical, and technology. Her clients have included both plaintiffs and defendants in business disputes, breach of contract and fiduciary duty, and employment disputes.
“My philosophy is to work to resolve problems as quickly as possible for my clients,” Megan says. “But I have no hesitation about going to the mat in the courtroom when that’s called for.”
Her experience covers all aspects of trial work, including managing extensive e-discovery, arguing motions, and preparing witnesses. She has played important roles in achieving or defending against temporary restraining orders and injunctions for both plaintiffs and defendants in state and federal court. Megan has provided general advice and counsel to employers and has drafted non-compete and non-disclosure agreements and employee handbooks. She’s also been appointed attorney or guardian ad litem in federal court cases. In addition, she has written appellate briefs in both state and federal courts.
Before joining Rusty Hardin & Associates, Megan spent nearly six years at the commercial litigation & employment law firm of Hoover Kernell LLP in Houston. During that time, she was a member of the defense team representing a mortgage company and its president in a federal False Claims Act trial that lasted more than a month. She managed over 2,000 exhibits during the trial.
Before her time at Hoover Kernell, Megan worked at a litigation boutique. She also served as law clerk to the U.S. District Judge Melinda Harmon in the Southern District of Texas. She earned her law degree at the University of Houston Law Center.
Representative Cases at Hoover Kernell LLP
Obtained substantial payment and other favorable settlement terms for clients in an LLC member dispute in the courthouse and just before beginning a temporary injunction hearing, which followed two weeks of expedited written discovery, large document productions, and multiple depositions.
Second chair at a bench trial in Harris County state court defending a property management company and its principals against claims of employment discrimination, retaliation, and violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act. Prevailed on all claims at trial and successfully defended the judgment on appeal.
Drafted and argued opposition to a motion for summary judgment in a case involving allegations of breach of contract, tortious interference, business disparagement, fraud, and conspiracy over the sale of a landscape company. The motion for summary judgement was denied.
Member of legal team that represented a Louisiana nail supply company in a breach of fiduciary duty case involving injunctive relief and a receivership. Case settled favorably following the dissolution of the injunction against the client.
University of Houston Law Center, JD, 2006
University of Texas at Austin, BA with honors, Plan II Honors, 2003
Texas Rising Stars , 2015-2017, sponsored by Thomson Reuters
U.S. Eastern, Northern, Southern, and Western districts of Texas