(706) 851-7946  

Francis "Frank" X. Moore, Owner

Phone: (706) 851-7946

Email: fmoore@fxm-law.com

Practice Areas:

General Real Estate Litigation
Commercial Litigation
Trial and Appellate Practice.

About the Firm


Frank X. Moore graduated from the University of Maine where he majored in Accounting and received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in 1977. Frank was a Certified Public Accountant from 1982 until 1999. He attended Emory University School of Law and received his Juris Doctor degree in 1986. Frank began his legal career as a commercial real estate transactional attorney, but shortly thereafter became a general litigator and trial attorney and has close to 30 years of experience in negotiations, litigation, trials, arbitrations, mediations and appeals. Frank has been responsible for obtaining tens of millions of dollars in verdicts, awards, and settlements for his plaintiff clients, while also successfully defending individual and business clients.


Emory University, J.D., 1986

University of Maine, B.S., 1977

Certified Public Accountant, Georgia licensed from 1982 through 1999

Martindale Hubbell peer rated as AV Preeminent® (AV Preeminent® means that a lawyer's peers rank him at the highest level of professional excellence.)


State Bar of Georgia, 1986

United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, 1986

United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia, 1999

United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, 1996

United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, 2008

United States Supreme Court, 2007


State Bar of Georgia, Member of General Practice and Trial Law Section, Tort and Insurance Section, and Real Property Law Section: Member of Fannin County Chamber of Commerce.


Represented approximately 600 federal retirees whose retirement income was being illegally taxed by the State of Georgia. Moore filed the first class action on behalf of all federal retirees who had paid income taxes to the State of Georgia on their retirement income which lawsuit played a key role in the enactment of legislation creating a common fund of approximately $250 million to be paid to the federal retirees.

Obtained a jury verdict of $136 million against a corporate conglomerate with annual revenues of $8 billion. This was the second largest verdict in the history of Georgia, and it was one of the top ten verdicts in the nation for that year demonstrating the benefits of thorough, determined and forensic discovery, and the firm’s ability to take complex schemes and heavily documented cases and simplify them for presentation to a judge or jury.

Represented a poultry processing company in litigation with its growers which included a trial and motion intensive litigation in which the plaintiffs/growers were seeking class certification. Represented this same client in obtaining a multi­million dollar settlement of a contingent business interruption claim following hurricane damages.

Represented a homebuilder sued by his customer over a contract with a budgeted cost of $1.2 million, but with changes the final cost was more than $3 million. The homeowner/customer filed suit alleging fraud and violations of Georgia’s Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act ("RICO") and sought actual damages in excess of $2 million. After a two week trial, the jury returned a verdict against the plaintiff/homebuyer and awarded Frank’s builder/client a six figure sum on its counterclaim.


Represented a variety of real estate developers and other borrowers in disputes involving hundreds of millions of dollars in loans, real estate or damages. Frank has been a seminar speaker on wrongful foreclosure, and has represented numerous businesses and individuals with lender liability and wrongful foreclosure claims.

Represented a domestic insurance company in federal court over a reinsurance agreement with Lloyd's of London syndicated re­insurers, and in connection therewith, heavily litigated the provision requiring that disputes be resolved by arbitration in London, England.

Represented minority and majority shareholders (plaintiffs and defendants) in shareholder disputes, business "divorces," breach of fiduciary duty claims, and RICO claims.

Represented unwitting investors or creditors victimized by penny stock "pump and dump" schemes, and filed RICO and other claims to recover the losses their clients/victims sustained.

Selected by creditors in bankruptcy cases as creditor committee counsel or as special counsel to assert litigation claims by or on behalf of the trustee.

For more than ten years, represented clients victimized by improper or illegal property tax collection and tax assessment practices in Fulton and other Georgia counties.

Filed a successful lawsuit challenging the legality of continued transfers of property tax liens or ("Fifas") to private parties by the Fulton County Tax Commissioner after the Georgia legislature had repealed the statute which authorized such transfers. The Georgia Court of Appeals concluded that the Tax Commissioner lacked that authority. Following this decision, the Tax Commissioner was forced to rescind the transfer and sale of nearly $60 million in Fifas and the decision reportedly affected a substantial portion of the $274 million in Fifas illegally transferred by the Tax Commissioner to private companies.

Represented property owners surrounding a man made lake formed by a dam regulated by the State of Georgia.

Represented over 100 property owners who appealed the valuation of their property for ad valorem tax purposes.

Represented parties seeking to force public officials to comply with their clear legal duties in what are called "mandamus actions."


Extensive experience in handling appeals in state and federal courts, having been counsel of record in approximately 50 appellate cases in subject matters that mirror the diversity of his practice.



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