The Moore Law Group expects the highest standards of conduct and professionalism by its employees and their adherence to those ideals which exemplify the practice of law. This includes all employees of The Moore Law Group, including attorneys, non-attorney negotiators and support staff.
Harvey M. Moore, Esq. - President
Mr. Moore has practiced law in California for over 30 years and is rated “A-V” in the Martindale-Hubbell™ Legal Directory.
Mr. Moore is the current President of NARCA-The National Creditors Bar Association.
As the principal of The Moore Law Group, Mr. Moore is responsible for all practice areas of the firm, including business transactions and litigation, the collection of consumer and commercial debt, advising lenders, credit unions, debt buyers and collection agencies on debt collection related issues, including compliance with state and federal laws impacting the debt collection industry and defending lawsuits brought under those laws and the firm's retail and commercial collection practice.
Mr. Moore has been retained as an expert witness regarding policies/procedures and industry standards regarding the collection of retail and commercial debt and the reporting thereof to credit reporting agencies.
Mr. Moore is a 1981 graduate of both the UCLA School of Law and the UCLA Graduate School of Management and a 1977 graduate of the University of California, Berkeley.
Mr. Moore has spoken to numerous conferences and groups throughout the country on a variety of topics including Debtor and Consolidator Scams, the Fair Credit Reporting Act and the Legislative and Administrative Enforcement Agendas in the Credit Industry.
- Admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, all state and Federal courts in California, and the United States District Court, District of Colorado.
- Served five two year terms as a Board Member NARCA – The National Creditors Bar Association.
- President Elect of NARCA – 2014-2015
- Past Chair of the NARCA Education Pillar
- Past-Chair of the NARCA Professional Standards Pillar
- Past Chair of the NARCA Education Conferences Advisory Committee
- Past chair of the NARCA Amicus Brief Committee
- Past Co-Chair of the NARCA Laws and Legislation Committee
- Past Chair of the NARCA Task Force on Debtor/Consolidator Scams and Fraud
- Member of the NARCA Grievance Committee
- Founding Board member of the California Creditors Bar Association
- Four years as a Board Member of the California Creditors Bar Association
- Two Years as President of the California Creditors Bar Association
- Past President of the California Creditors Bar Association
Leslie Moore - Director of Operations
Mrs. Moore has over 20 years of experience as a Director of Operations in both the public and private sector. Mrs. Moore’s extensive experience overseeing a broad spectrum of departments in various industries gives her a strong multi-disciplined vision of business practices.
Angela Dawson, Esq. - Audit and Compliance Manager
Ms. Dawson has worked in Retail and Commercial collections for over 10 years.
Before joining The Moore Law Group, Ms. Dawson was in-house collections counsel at Balboa Capital in Irvine, CA. She received her Juris Doctorate from Southwestern University School of Law in Los Angeles, California, in 2000.
Ms. Dawson is licensed to practice in California.
Ray Mahdavi, Esq. - Associate Attorney
Mr. Mahdavi’s practice focuses on defense of actions brought against the firm’s clients for alleged violations of the Fair Debt Collections Practices Act, Rosenthal Fair Debt Collections Practices Act, Telephone Consumer Protections Act, Breach of Contract and claims of emotional distress.
Before joining The Moore Law Group, Mr. Mahdavi worked in the legal compliance department of a major collection agency for approximately seven years. Mr. Mahdavi received his Juris Doctorate from Western State University College of Law in 2006 and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Law and Society from the University of California, Riverside.
Mr. Mahdavi is licensed to practice in all state courts California and the United States District Courts for the Northern, Central and Southern Districts of California and the District of Colorado.
Nicole Rice, Esq. - Managing Attorney, Colorado Office
Ms. Rice received her Juris Doctor from Western State University College of Law in Orange County, CA. She was admitted to the CA Bar in December 2012 and admitted to the CO Bar in May 2013. Ms. Rice has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Denver.
Ms. Rice is a member of the Colorado Bar Association and the Arapahoe County Bar Association.
Ms. Rice is licensed to practice in California and Colorado.
Francella M. Wright, Esq. - Managing Attorney, New Mexico Office
Ms. Wright brings over 10 years of legal collections experience to The Moore Law Group’s New Mexico office. Her focus has been on the collection of consumer credit accounts, including consumer medical debts, collection of business credit accounts, advocating on behalf of clients in litigation, alternative dispute resolution and private negotiations.
Ms. Wright holds a J.D. from the University of New Mexico School of Law, an M.B.A. from the University of New Mexico Anderson School of Management and a B.A. from the University of New Mexico.
Ms. Wright is licensed to practice in New Mexico.
Bryant Burnstad, Esq. - Associate Attorney
Mr. Burnstad received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Whittier College and obtained his Juris Doctor from Whittier Law School.
Mr. Burnstad is licensed to practice in California.
Karel Raba, Esq. - Associate Attorney
Mr. Raba received his Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and German from Earlham College in 2008 and his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Chapman University School of Law in 2013. Since 2014, Mr. Raba has been a contributor of the National Association of Credit Managers’ annual Manual of Credit and Commercial Laws.
Mr. Raba is licensed to practice in California.
Amara Hayden, Esq. – Associate Attorney
Ms. Hayden received her Juris Doctor from Western State University College of Law and her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Arizona.
Ms. Hayden is licensed to practice in California and Arizona.
Matthew Garvey, Esq. - Associate Attorney
Mr. Garvey received his Juris Doctor from Whittier Law School and his Bachelor of Science in Political Science from the University of Oregon.
Mr. Garvey is licensed to practice in California.
Kent Turk – Collection Manager
Mr. Turk received his Juris Doctor from Whittier Law School with a concentration in Business Law and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from San Diego State University.
Mr. Turk is a member of the Orange County Bar Association and the American Bar Association.