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By: Furhad Sultani

To close out our celebration of Black History Month, we’d like to honor our very own attorney at the Stritmatter Firm, Ed Moore. Ed has been practicing police misconduct and civil rights cases for decades.

 After graduating from the University of Texas Law School, Ed became interested in criminal law where he tried over a hundred cases as a prosecutor in Austin and then eventually trying a number of civil jury trials as an Assistant Attorney General. Eventually setting his sights on civil litigation Ed joined one of the biggest personal injury law firms in Texas. One of his last trials before coming to Seattle was a civil rights jail case in which an inmate became blind as a result of the jail’s failure to provide medical care. This case was eventually appealed to the 5th circuit and upheld.  

In his career, Ed has represented clients taking on big corporations, insurance companies, and governmental entities with extraordinary success. Most recently Ed has taken on high-profile cases in the greater Seattle area that highlight the ongoing issue of police brutality and the need for accountability and reform within law enforcement.

Ed was part of the team that brought a semblance of justice to the family of Charleena Lyles. A young Black mother killed by Seattle police in 2017 while she was suffering a mental health crisis and pregnant with her fifth child. Securing a settlement five years after the death of Charleena.

The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice. The contributions and accomplishments of Lem, Vonda, Twyla, Ron, Carl, and Ed have made law and the court system in Washington State more equitable for all.

At the Stritmatter Firm, we believe that diversity and inclusivity are critical to our success and to the success of the communities we serve. As we honor the legacy of Black Americans, let us also recommit ourselves to promoting equality whether it is through our work in the courtroom, our commitment to our clients, or our support of diversity and inclusion initiatives.