Eric Moyé

Judge Eric Moyé

A native of New York City, Judge Eric Moyé came to Dallas in 1972 to attend Southern Methodist University (1976, with Distinction) and later attended Harvard Law School (1979) to study law. After graduating from Harvard Law School, Judge Moyé returned to Dallas in 1979 and started his practice in law. He became involved with issues that were extremely important to him, such as economic development in impoverished parts of town, civil rights and civil liberties through the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), and other issues that were taking place in the City of Dallas.

Judge Eric Moyé is well known for his participation in calling for divestment in the City of Dallas during the 1980s. Judge Moyé and other prominent civil rights leaders, such as the late Roy H. Williams and Marvin Crenshaw, came together to end the City of Dallas’s participation with South Africa during apartheid.

Judge Moyé currently presides over the 14th Judicial District Court of Texas in Dallas County and he has held this position since he was elected in November 2008. In 1992, Judge Moyé was also appointed by former Texas Governor Ann Richards to serve as Judge of the 101st Judicial District Court. He is accredited by the Supreme Court of the United States, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, the U.S. Court of Claims, the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Eastern and Southern Districts of Texas and the Northern District of California, all Courts of the State of Texas, and all Courts of the State of New York.

Judge Eric Moyé currently serves on the Founding Board of the University of North Texas School of Law, which is the first and only public law school in the North Texas region. He is an active member of the Harvard Club of Dallas, former President of the Harvard Law School Alumni Association of Texas, and Member of the Guest Faculty instructing at the Harvard Law School Trial Advocacy Workshop, and has served as an Adjunct Faculty Member at Southern Methodist University.