Fred E. Moore


Business Litigation | Labor & Employment | Probate Litigation

Fred E. Moore

Fred Moore is Board Certified in Business Litigation by The Florida Bar. His practice focuses on commercial disputes, with particular emphasis on representing businesses and individuals in contract disputes, land use and real estate litigation, construction disputes, and trust litigation. Fred has extensive courtroom experience. He has handled jury and non-jury trials, as well as complex arbitration, administrative hearings, and appeals.

As Florida Board Certified in Business Litigation, Fred is one of only approximately 230 lawyers statewide to receive this distinction. As an attorney certified in Business Litigation, Fred handles all matters relating to general business litigation, shareholder disputes, business organizations, creditors’ rights, the Uniform Commercial Code, restrictive covenants and business torts. Board Certified business litigators are so designated because they have acquired a superior level of substantive expertise involved in the practice of law dealing with the litigation, arbitration or other resolution of the legal problems arising from commercial and business relationships.

Contact Fred to see how his trial experience can make a difference for you.


  • AV Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© in the field of Commercial Litigation (2020, 2021, 2022, 2023)
  • Selected to Florida Super Lawyers, 2020, 2021, 2022
  • Selected to Florida Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, 2009, 2011-2014

Bar Associations 

  • The Florida Bar, Trial Lawyers Section
  • Manatee County Bar Association, Director (2009-2011)
  • Manatee County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
    • Director (2008-2012)
    • President (2011-2012)
  • Sarasota County Bar Association, Member


  • Legal Aid of Manasota
    • Board of Directors (2004-present)
    • Vice President (2008-2009, 2016-present)
  • Judge John M. Scheb American Inn of Court (Master Emeritus)
    • Secretary (2009-2015)


  • Lawyers for Literacy, Rowlett Elementary School Reading Program
  • Police Athletic League (Director, 2014-present)
  • William Monroe Rowlett Academy for Arts and Communication, Inc. (Board Member, 2014-present; Board Chair 2016-present)
  • University of Miami School of Law (J.D. 2000, cum laude)
  • University of Florida (B.A.)

Reported Cases 

  • Parrot Cove Marina, LLC v. Duncan Seawall Dock and Boat Lift, Inc., 978 So.2d 811 (Fla. 2d DCA 2008)
  • Kropp v. Lawrence, 910 So.2d 268 (Fla. 2d DCA 2005)
  • Inland Southeast Creekwood, LLC v. MHT Distributing, Inc., 996 So.2d 861 (Fla. 2d DCA 2008)
  • In re Guardianship of King, 862 So.2d 869 (Fla. 2d DCA 2003)
  • Landry-Lane v. Hanrahan, 965 So.2d 133 (Fla. 2d DCA 2006)
  • HealthPark Surgery v. Johnson, 13 So.3d 1062 (Fla. 2d DCA 2009)
  • Sherwood v. Slazinski, 162 So.3d 229 (Fla 2d. DCA 2015)

Representative Matters

Fred Moore provides representation in relation to:

  • Businesses and individuals in contractual disputes
  • Plaintiffs and defendants in commercial collection matters
  • Employers and employees in the enforcement of employment contracts, including non-competition covenants
  • Creditors in bankruptcy proceedings and adversarial proceedings
  • Majority and minority owners in corporate and partnership disputes and dissolutions
  • Buyers and sellers in real estate contract disputes
  • Brokers and owners in disputes regarding real estate commissions
  • Lenders, borrowers, and guarantors in mortgage foreclosures
  • Title insurance companies in resolving claims
  • Developers, owners, contractors, subcontractors and suppliers in construction litigation
  • Landlords and tenants in commercial lease disputes
  • Engineers, architects, and lawyers in professional malpractice claims
  • Trustees, personal representatives and/or beneficiaries in probate and trust litigation, including claims of undue influence and lack of capacity
  • Civic organizations and elected officials in election disputes and recall matters
  • Local governments in land use matters

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802 11th Street West
Florida 34205

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