Terry A. Moore is a 1990 graduate of the University of South Alabama. He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Alabama School of Law in 1993. Following graduation, he entered private practice in the Mobile, Alabama, office of Adams & Reese where he specialized in workers' compensation and civil litigation. In 1998, he became a partner in the Mobile law firm of Vickers, Riis, Murray & Curran, LLC. In 2004, Moore co-founded Austill, Lewis, Pipkin & Moore, P.C., where he served as a member until his election to the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals in 2006. He became presiding judge of the court in 2024.
While practicing law, Moore published numerous articles in legal journals, law reviews, and seminars. In 1998, West Publishing issued Alabama Workers' Compensation, a two-volume treatise that was written by Moore between 1992 and 1997. That treatise is now considered the leading authority on its subject by the appellate courts of Alabama, having been cited in dozens of cases. Moore has used the knowledge he gained from researching this book to teach workers' compensation law to judges, lawyers, and workers' compensation professionals throughout the state and to provide pro bono services.
Judge Moore's greatest accomplishments have been his marriage and the birth of his two sons. He married the former Ashlee Stewart of Mobile in 1992. In 1999, they welcomed Michael Alexander "Alex" Moore to the family and in 2003 the family was completed with the birth of Thomas "Pierce" Moore.