Lauren C. Moore

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Lauren C. Moore
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Current Court Information:
Cleveland Municipal Court, Ohio
Title:   Judge
Active:   2003-1/1/2016
Past position:   Chief Prosecutor, City of Cleveland
Past position 2:   Assistant Prosecutor, Cuyahoga County
Personal History
Undergraduate:   Spelman College
Law School:   Case Western Reserve University

Lauren C. Moore is a judge on the Cleveland Municipal Court in Cuyahoga County, Ohio. She was elected to the court in 2003 and her current term expires on January 1, 2016.[1]


Moore received her undergraduate degree from Spelman College and her J.D. from Case Western Reserve University.[1]


Moore passed the Ohio State Bar in 1987, officially joining the legal profession. In addition to working as a civil attorney and public defender with the Legal Aid Society, Moore has served as Chief Prosecutor for the City of Cleveland. She was also an Assistant Cuyahoga County Prosecutor. In 2003, Moore was elected to the court.[1]

Notable cases

Ariel Castro - Cleveland kidnapping case

On May 9, 2013, Judge Moore presided over the bond hearing of Ariel Castro, who was charged with the rape and kidnapping of three women and one of their daughters. Castro had held Gina DeJesus, Amanda Berry and Michelle Knight captive for 9, 10 and 11 years, respectively. Moore set his bond at $8 million, requiring an $800,000 deposit which effectively disabled Castro's ability to avoid imprisonment.[2][3] Castro plead not guilty to 329 counts of rape, torture and murder at the beginning of his trial on June 12, 2013. He agreed to a plea deal before Judge Michael J. Russo on July 26, 2013.[4]



In 2009, Moore was re-elected to the court after running unopposed.[5]


Moore was elected to the court in the general election on November 4, 2003. She defeated Robert Ziccardi, winning 76.76% of the vote. [6]

See also

External links


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