Benjamin Moore joined Brooklyn Defender Services in the spring of 2011, having worked on both sides of the criminal justice system. He began his legal career as an Assistant District Attorney in the Bronx County District Attorney’s Office, where he prosecuted felonies and misdemeanors, and tried numerous cases to verdict. After leaving the Bronx District Attorney’s Office, he worked in private criminal defense, representing individuals accused of crimes in federal and state courts throughout New York State.
Mr. Moore received his Juris Doctor from Brooklyn Law School, where he was a Richardson Merit Scholar and graduated Order of the Barristers. He was active in the Moot Court Honor Society and served with distinction on the school’s national Moot Court team. Also during law school, Mr. Moore held internships with the Federal Defenders of the Eastern District of New York and the Office of the New York State Attorney General.
Mr. Moore received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, where he graduated magna cum laude. He is a Hebrew speaker.
Mr. Moore maintains deep interests in politics, contemporary literature and popular music. While in law school, he wrote Outlaws in Arms: Bob Dylan, George Jackson and Joey Gallo, which explored the role of the outlaw in the music of Bob Dylan. He credits the work and life of Noam Chomsky, in particular, with inspiring his constant questioning of authority and his dedication to defending the accused.
Mr. Moore is admitted to practice in New York State and in United States District Court in the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York. He lives with his family in Brooklyn.