In June 2013, the journal of the American Bar Association began its report on half a dozen female attorneys by talking about Kellye C. Moore of the Perry law firm Walker, Hulbert, Gray & Moore, LLP.
The article featured Moore as one of the few women in the role of managing partner for their firms who see to tasks such as managing day-to-day operations, budgets and movement toward future business goals.
All that while carrying their own case loads.
The article called Moore and her sister managing partners leaders at the top of their game.
Kellye is smart, said Larry Walker, founder of Walker, Hulbert, Gray & Moore. Shes real smart. Shes a hard worker, and in a firm with a lot of strong people, shes shown shes a very strong person indeed. Shes exceptionally good on appellate work, at writing briefs and drafting pleadings. She excels in the minutia of the law.
In 2014, Moore is playing a leading role in the firms strategy to expand its presence to Warner Robins by establishing an of counsel relationship with attorney Larry ONeal.
Also this year, Moore takes on responsibilities as president of the Houston County Bar Association. She has multifaceted ambitions for the association just as she does for her firm. They include her being a role model and mentor for younger female lawyers.
In all roles, Moore believes practical planning and action is key.
We live in challenging times, Moore said. But I believe you leverage your challenges into opportunities. As we move into new business opportunities or do whatever we do in our community, we have to keep more in mind than just 2014. We have to take baby steps, but we take them with long-term objectives in view for 10, 20, 30 years out.
-- Michael W. Pannell
Click on the links below to read of 14 to Watch in 2014 stories:
Joe Molyson, 66, Bonaire, retired colonel and assistant director of operations for intelligence, Air Force Reserve Command at Robins Air Force Base; also retired Houston County High School astronomy teacher