Judge Lauren C. Moore Courtroom: 14-A
Bailiff: Michael Graves
Phone: (216) 664-4973
Fax: (216) 664-6735
The Honorable Lauren C. Moore had the legal profession in mind at a very early age. The oldest of four children, she followed the footsteps of her father, Attorney William D. Moore, who built a practice dedicated to helping low and middle-class working families.
“Education was always emphasized in growing up,” recalls Judge Moore, who graduated from Shaker Heights High School and received her bachelors degree in English from Spelman College. The lure of family and a law school scholarship prompted her return to Cleveland where she attended Case Western Reserve University to earn her juris doctorate.
Having passed the Ohio State Bar in 1987, Lauren embarked on a political career where she served as both a civil attorney and public defender at the Legal Aid Society. She credits these experiences as helpful in maintaining her focus on public service. “The people at Legal Aid were a major influence on me. Their commitment was truly contagious.” Lauren’s dedication to helping indigent clients was acknowledged by the Claude E. Clark award she received for outstanding service.
Other honors received include the UNCF Eagle award, the Phenomenal Woman Foundation award, NCNW meritorious service award, Murtis Taylor’s Ebony Rose award and the Phi Delta Kappa award for outstanding service and support of school youths in the greater Cleveland area. Lauren was recently inducted into the Shaker Heights High School Alumni Association Hall of Fame, Class of 2010.
She served as Chief Prosecutor for the City of Cleveland and as an Assistant Cuyahoga County Prosecutor. Her ultimate goal of becoming a judge materialized when she was elected to the Cleveland Municipal Court in 2003. “Clearly, the breadth and depth of these experiences also have given me the well roundedness, capability and credibility to be an effective judge,” notes Lauren who credits her close family for inspiring and supporting her in all of her endeavors.
Judge Moore is very involved in the community and participates in several mentoring programs. She is particularly proud of the Get on Track program she co-founded and implemented to provide a positive influence for young people convicted of misdemeanor offenses. The program helps them turn their lives around through community service, education and lifestyle training. She also chairs the Mock Trial Competition for the Cleveland Municipal School District where students enjoy increasing their awareness of the law by enacting fictional cases.
Lauren is an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Alpha Omega Chapter, in which she chaired the first cotillion, Jack and Jill of America, Inc. and the Ludlow Community Association. She is also a member of the Ohio Bar Association and the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association where she serves on the Board of Trustees.
Judge Moore is married to Brian E. Siggers, a Supervisor in the Probation Department, Cleveland Municipal Court. They have two children. She is a member of Transfiguration Anglican Church, is an avid reader who has a vast collection of African American literature and enjoys writing, playing tennis and going to the movies.