Deylynn Moore

                                                                             Deylynn Nicole Moore
                                                                                     Class of 1996

Deylynn Nicole Moore was born in 1978 and raised in Randolph, Arizona. She is a product of the Coolidge Public Schools and graduated from Coolidge High School in 1996. While attending the Coolidge Public Schools, she was a part of the gifted program, National Junior Honor Society, and the Honor Society. She was also a member of the Coolidge High School Student Council three of her four years of high school. Upon graduating from Coolidge High School, Deylynn received numerous scholarship offers from various schools around the country. However, Deylynn chose to follow in the footsteps of her uncle, Alvin Moore, and attend Arizona State University.

Deylynn began her college education at Arizona State University in the fall of 1996 on a full academic scholarship, which she maintained throughout her time at ASU. While at ASU, Deylynn was very active in extracurricular activities, serving as Vice President of the Black and African Coalition, being a writing mentor for the School of Justice Studies, and being employed in various jobs, including in Student Affairs and the Department of African American Studies. Deylynn excelled in academics while at ASU. She was awarded both the Maroon and the Gold Scholarships. She was on the Dean’s List seven out of her eight semesters at ASU. Furthermore, she was awarded the Sun Devil Star her senior year. Deylynn graduated from ASU in May 2000. She graduated magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, and in the top 10% of her graduating class.

Because she excelled in her academics at ASU, Deylynn received a merit scholarship to the University of Arizona, James E. Rogers School of Law. Deylynn was very active in her law school community and also very active in Christian ministry during her legal education. During this time, Deylynn was involved in the Black Law Student’s Association and was awarded the Hayzel B. Daniels scholarship in 2002. Regarding ministry, Deylynn was a featured conference speaker at numerous events in the states of Arizona, California, and Indiana. Deylynn graduated from law school on May 17, 2003, 49 years to the day that the decision in the historic Supreme Court case, Brown v. Board of Education, was delivered by Chief Justice Earl Warren.

Professionally, Deylynn is a practicing attorney, licensed by the State Bar of Arizona. She has been a member of the state bar’s Young Lawyer’s Division and Public Lawyers Section. Deylynn served the state of Arizona for 10 years until June 2014 at the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office and Arizona Attorney’s General Office. While at the Attorney’s General Office, Deylynn represented Child Protective Services (now the Department of Child Safety) in dependency and termination proceedings.

In June 2014, Deylynn took a tremendous leap of faith and started her own law practice. Deylynn primarily serves as best interest attorney and counsel for children in dependency, guardianship, termination of parental rights, and adoption proceedings in the Maricopa County Juvenile Court. Because she is adopted, Deylynn undertakes her role as attorney for children with the utmost passion and zeal.

When asked to describe herself, Deylynn Nicole Moore, does not hesitate to say that she is foster mom to Khadijah Smith, attorney for Arizona’s abused and neglected children, advocate for children’s rights, minister, public servant, and aunt to her wonderful nieces and nephews. However, before she was any of those things, she was daughter to Melvin and Mary Moore.

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