Shirley M. Moore is a shareholder with Burson Entrekin Orr Mitchell & Lacey, PA Ms. Moore is licensed in Mississippi, Alabama, and Tennessee. Her practice includes all aspects of civil litigation, both state and federal, including representing clients in premises liability and medical negligence suits; bad faith insurance litigation; workers’ compensation law; labor and employment law; and appellate advocacy. Before joining the firm, Ms. Moore served as a law clerk to the Honorable Larry Roberts of the Mississippi Court of Appeals. During law school, she externed with Magistrate Michael Parker of the United States District Court, Southern District.

Ms. Moore is a 2005 graduate of William Carey University, where she received her Bachelor of Science in Biology, summa cum laude. She earned her Juris Doctorate from Mississippi College School of Law in 2008, graduating cum laude. During law school, she was involved in numerous activities, including the prestigious Moot Court Board, and was the recipient of many awards and merit scholarships. Ms. Moore obtained her LL.M. Degree in Taxation from the University of Alabama School of Law in 2014.

Prior to joining the legal community, Ms. Moore worked in the dental profession, wherein she co-owned and operated a dental laboratory for over twenty years.

Professional Areas

Bar Admissions

  • 2009, Mississippi
  • 2010, Alabama
  • 2010, Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi
  • U.S. District Court, Southern and Northern District of Alabama
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Tax Court

Education and Honors

  • Clerkship, Honorable Larry Roberts, Mississippi Court of Appeals, 2009
  • Mississippi College School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2008
  • LLM Degree in Taxation from the University of Alabama School of Law, 2014
  • MCSOL, Adjunct Appellate Advocacy 2009-2014
  • Moot Court Board, Treasurer
  • Teaching Assistant, Professor Greg Bowman, Contracts I and II
  • MCSOL Academic Merit Scholarship
  • Frisby Griffing Marble Scholarship
  • Marie Upton Scholarship
  • Finalist, Copeland Cook Taylor & Bush Competition
  • Quarterfinalist, Ogletree Deakins & Nash Competition
  • Stetson National Pretrial Team Member-Second Best Overall Brief Award
  • American Jurisprudence Award, Contracts II
  • Externship Southern District of Mississippi Magistrate Michael Parker
  • William Carey College, Bachelor of Science, summa cum laude, 2005; Presidential Scholarship; President’s List


  • Mississippi Bar Association Legal History Committee; Chair, Oral History Committee, 2012
  • South Central Mississippi Bar Association
  • American Inns of Court, Charles Clark Chapter, 2010-2012
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Mississippi Women Lawyers Association
  • Kiwanis International

Biography & Practice Areas

Practice Areas

  • Appellate Advocacy
  • Insurance Defense
  • Premises Liability
  • Railroad Law
  • Construction Law
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Medical Negligence
  • Labor and Employment
  • Trusts and Estates
  • Tax Law

Community Service & Involvement

  • Temple Baptist Church of Hattiesburg
  • Christian Services of Hattiesburg, including Legal Aid Clinic

Awards and Honors


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