Democrat for Fifth District
Court of Appeals, Place 4

Presiding Judge
162nd District Court

Experienced. Unbiased. Committed.


I am seeking the 2022 Democratic nomination for Justice of the 5th District Court of Appeals, Place 4. Under Texas law, I will be campaigning for this new position while continuing my role as Presiding Judge of the 162nd Civil District Court.

I have the legal expertise and judicial experience to be a valuable addition to this important appellate court. I am entering my fifth year of service at the trial court level, and I now have 20 years of combined legal and judicial experience, as well as Board Certification in Labor & Employment Law. I have presided over hundreds of jury trials, as well as bench trials and hearings, in cases encompassing a wide array of civil matters. During my most recent term, I was honored to be named the 2019 Trial Judge of the Year by the Dallas Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates.

I set a high standard for myself because our justice system demands it. I remind myself every day of your faith in me, and my obligation to uphold our shared values of fairness, integrity, and dedication to justice. Throughout my legal career, I have embraced new challenges and opportunities to serve, and I am excited about this campaign and the opportunity to work alongside the Justices of the 5th District Court of Appeals.

I look forward to earning your support as this campaign continues.


Hon. Maricela Moore

Presiding Judge, 162nd District Court
Democrat for 5th District Court of Appeals, Place 4