Mary Sullivan Moore


Sole Practitioner

Chattanooga, Tennessee



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As a Chattanooga criminal defense attorney and juvenile lawyer, Mary Sullivan Moore has been a licensed attorney in the State of Tennessee since 1994. She received her law degree from The University of Mississippi School of Law in 1994 and received her LLM or Masters of Law from Tulane University Law School, New Orleans in 1995. Mary Sullivan is a Chattanooga native.

During her practice, Mary Sullivan spent several years practicing civil law with the Law Firms of Brewer Krause and the Luther-Anderson. In 2000, she was hired by the District Attorney General’s office, as an Assistant District Attorney where she prosecuted every type of crime from simple misdemeanors to Murder, Rape and Robbery. She has taught law classes as an Adjunct Professor for University of Tennessee of Chattanooga (UTC).

As a former Hamilton County Prosecutor, Mary Sullivan served in the Hamilton County Criminal and General Sessions Courts as a trial lawyer. Throughout her career as a prosecutor, Mary Sullivan handled and tried numerous felony, misdemeanor, and juvenile matters. As an experienced trial lawyer, she has tried hundreds of civil and criminal trials with an outstanding success rate. With her vast trial experience, Mary Sullivan is able to defend the most serious cases, having worked both sides of these cases. As a special child abuse prosecutor, Mary Sullivan has had multiple opportunities to guest speak on the topic of child abuse for University of Tennessee of Chattanooga (UTC), T.C. Thompson’s Children’s Hospital, The Chattanooga Kids on the Block (KOB) and the Children’s Advocacy Center.

Mary Sullivan has served her community as a volunteer and serves on many Boards for non-profit organizations and others. She has been a long standing member of the Chattanooga Bar Association, SETLAW – Southeast Tennessee Lawyers Association for Women, where she has served as President, Vice-President and Secretary. She served several years on the Northside Learning Center Board of Directors and served as President. She has been on the Board of Directors for the Chattanooga Women’s Leadership Institute. She served as a Kiwanian of Chattanooga for several years and serves on the Advisory Board of the Chattanooga Kids on the Block. She is an active supporter and volunteer for the Children’s Advocacy Center of Chattanooga as well.

Areas of Practice

Litigation Percentage

  • 95% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee, 1994


  • University of Mississippi School of Law, Oxford, Mississippi



Mary S Moore Reviews

Our clients have rated Mary S Moore 5/5 based on 4 customer reviews
Criminal Defense Lawyer

"Our choice of Mary Sullivan Moore to represent our family in our legal matters has proven to be a wise decision. A skilled and gifted litigator, she has demonstrated her vast knowledge of the law and her ability to prioritize the needs of the client. She is well connected in the legal community and has displayed her ability to collaborate with all disciplines in the judicial system. While maintaining professionalism at all times, she also reveals her heart as a woman and mother. She is passionate about defending those who are in need of an advocate. The dedication and zeal she possesses for her job is evident. One of the most comforting and encouraging aspects of her personality is the compassion that she exhibits for her clients. If she is your representation, you can be assured that she is invested, she is knowledgeable, and she will do everything possible to help you achieve your desired results. Ms. Moore uses all of her skills to fight for your cause. We would not hesitate to recommend her for your legal needs." -

Criminal Defense Lawyer

"Words cannot do justice for what Mary Sullivan Moore and her team of top notch legal experts have provided for our family during a season of great challenge. We were first introduced to Mary at a pivotal moment and she wasted no time in stepping in to provide genuine representation when we needed it most. She is relentless in her pursuit to defend the innocent, the voiceless and she does so with the utmost integrity and poise. In an industry riddled with deception and a lack of transparency, Mary is the exception. She’s a bright light for the city of Chattanooga, Tennessee, Hamilton County and our great community. " -

Criminal Defense Lawyer

"Miss moore has helped me in the past she was very kind and helpful she made me feel like my life mattered to her id like to thank miss moore does for all the hard work she does in chattanooga!" -