W. Cliff Moore, III joined Adams and Reese in 2013 as a Partner following the firm’s expansion into Columbia.
Cliff focuses his practice in the areas of real estate and finance, with special emphasis on title insurance, mortgage banking and real estate-related fraud.
Cliff ranks among Best Lawyers in Banking and Finance, Commercial Litigation and Real Estate, and he was selected “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers in Real Estate Litigation in 2013.
Cliff’s representative matters include:
- ABN AMRO Mortg. Group, Inc. v. SAJJ, LLC, 2007 WL 840342 (D.S.C. 2007)
- Sea Cabins on the Ocean IV Homeowners Ass’n v. City of North Myrtle Beach, 345 S.C. 418, 548 S.E.2d 595 (S.C. 2001)
- Plum Creek Development Co., Inc v. City of Conway, 334 S.C. 30, 512 S.E.2d 106 (S.C. 1999)
- First Federal Sav. & Loan Ass’n of South Carolina v. Finn, 300 S.C. 228, 387 S.E.2d 253 (S.C. 1989)
An active member of the South Carolina Bar, Cliff has served on the Bar’s Nominating Committee and as a member of the House of Delegates. Cliff is a past chair of the Bar’s Pro Bono Committee and the Access to Justice Committee – on which he served for more than 20 years.
The South Carolina Bar has recognized Cliff with two Pro Bono Service Awards, and the University of South Carolina recognized him in 2011 as a Compleat Lawyer.
In addition to his busy practice, Cliff is a dedicated community volunteer. He leads Homeworks of America, Inc., youth groups on home repair missions to assist lower-income families and the elderly across the state of South Carolina and also northeastern Peru where they sponsor two, two-week trips to rural northwestern Peru and work with Peruvian volunteers to build homes for Peruvians who are homeless or live in less than adequate housing. A former chair of the organization, Cliff now serves as the Chair of the Resource Development Committee, on the group’s board of directors and acts as a volunteer coordinator. He is also a session coordinator for Home Works’ efforts on college campuses and has been a site leader, building access ramps, roofing homes, replacing bathrooms and otherwise making homes safe.
In his spare time, Cliff enjoys fishing and brewing beer.