Judy Moore

Judy C. Moore grew up in rural Southwest Missouri, and returned to the area after going to school and working in metropolitan areas in Dallas and Austin, Texas and Albuquerque, New Mexico. She is licensed to practice law in New Mexico, admitted 1990, and Missouri, admitted 1997. She is currently also admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri.

When living in New Mexico she was admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court in New Mexico, Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals and U.S. Tax Court as well as state court.

Areas of Practice

Judy counsels clients on estate planning and related matters and prepares trusts, wills, powers of attorney, beneficiary deeds and other estate planning documents to meet the unique needs of her clients.  She also guides her clients through the process of  probate and trust administration when a family member or friend passes away or needs a guardian or conservator.  She also advises small business owners in setting up, operating and selling limited liability companies or other entities and prepares contracts and real estate documents.

Judy has tried jury and non-jury trials in state and federal court and administrative agencies. Her trial practice consists primarily of personal injury cases involving automobile accidents, premises liability and business disputes.

Professional Memberships

Judy is a member of the Missouri Bar Association, New Mexico Bar Association, Jasper County Bar Association (President: 2012-2013), Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers, and Defense Research Institute.


Judy graduated from the University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas in 1990. She was a staff member of the University of Texas International Law Journal and co-authored a bibliography, “The General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade”, which appeared in the Spring 1990 issue of that publication.

Judy graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia in December 1982, cum laude and as an honors scholar, with a B.S. in Agriculture and obtained a teaching certificate for secondary education in vocational agriculture. She taught vocational agriculture from 1983-1985 in her hometown of Mt. Vernon, Missouri.

Judy has been a partner at Flanigan, Lasley & Moore, LLP since May 1998

Following law school, Judy joined the law firm of Keleher & McLeod, P.A. in Albuquerque, New Mexico as an associate in the litigation department. Her trial practice at Keleher & McLeod consisted of representing individuals and companies in commercial matters, contract disputes, employment matters for both employees and employers, products liability claims, automobile accidents, tractor-trailer accidents, bad faith insurance claims, insurance coverage disputes, property damage claims, aviation and nursing home negligence, and medical malpractice.

Personal Life

Judy is married and has three children and four grandchildren. She is active in Soroptimist International of Carthage, Barton County 4H, Carthage Chamber of Commerce and Barton County Chamber of Commerce.

William J. Lasley

William Joseph (“Bill”) Lasley was born in Kansas City, Missouri on June 18, 1946. He graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia, in 1968 and from the University of Missouri, Kansas City School of Law in 1971, paying for most of his legal education as a piano bar player in downtown Kansas City. While in law school, he was a member of the University of Missouri, Kansas City Law Review. Mr. Lasley practiced trial law in Kansas City, Missouri for five years with the firm of James and McCanse before moving to Carthage, Missouri with his wife and two small sons in 1977. Since then, Mr. Lasley has continued to practice primarily personal injury defense law. He also has a general practice, representing plaintiffs in personal injury, workers’ compensation and business litigation as well as engaging in probate, real estate and business practice. Mr. Lasley has tried over 100 jury cases to a verdict as lead or co-counsel. He is an active member of the Missouri Bar Association and the Jasper County Bar Association, serving as President of the latter in 1995. He served six years as a member of the Missouri Bar Board of Governors. There, he helped revise the lawyer advertising and solicitation rules for Missouri lawyers. Unfortunately, he was unable to persuade the Bar to place more stringent restrictions on advertising. In 1999 Mr. Lasley was inducted into the American College of Trial Lawyers. Membership in this organization is extended by invitation only to fewer than 1% of lawyers in the United States and Canada. Membership in the college is based upon reputation for the highest ethics, professionalism, collegiality, exceptional court room trial skills, and at least 15 years of active trial practice.

Over the years, Mr. Lasley has authored and published several articles, including:

  • “The Collection of Medical Information and Its Use at Trial” published in 1990 by the Missouri Bar Association;
  • Chapter 25 Missouri Bar Continuing Legal Education book on Civil Actions entitled “Actions For Accounting”
  • and a pamphlet for the Jasper County Bar Association entitled  “Scope of Discovery Under Missouri Law”.

Bill Lasley also performs mediation in civil cases. The firm’s newer and enlarged offices offer a number of rooms which afford privacy for such negotiations.

He and his wife Marilee have been married for 45 years and have two sons: Peter Lasley, who is also an attorney, and Jeffery Lasley, of Green Bay, Wisconsin, who manages and rehabilitates production plants for J.C. Transcontinental Corp. of Montreal, Canada. At this writing the Lasleys have five beautiful and accomplished grandchildren.

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