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 Elect of the National Association of Retail Collection Attorneys and will be installed as the President in October, 2015.
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.
- Currently served five two year terms as a Board Member of the National Association of Retail Collection Attorneys (NARCA)
- Immediate 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
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.
Sheila Shahriyarpour, Esq. - Associate Attorney
Ms. Shahriyarpour brings significant experience in various fields of law including civil litigation, and employment, tax and corporate law.
Ms. Shahriyarpour is licensed to practice in California and Colorado.
Ms. Shahriyarpour earned a BA in Economics from UCLA and obtained her Juris Doctorate degree with an emphasis in Taxation, from Chapman University School of Law.
Brett P. Riley, Esq. – Managing Attorney, Colorado Office
Mr. Riley brings a broad range of experience in the creditor’s rights arena to The Moore Law Group’s Colorado office, including collection of past due debt, representation of financial institutions and Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Trustees in the United States Bankruptcy Court and representing creditors and collection agencies in defense of FDCPA actions.
Mr. Riley is a member of the Colorado Bar Association, 1st J.D. Bar Association (CO) and the Colorado Creditor Bar Association
Mr. Riley is licensed to practice in the state courts in Colorado and Wyoming as well as the United States District Courts of Colorado and the Western District of Michigan.
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.
Amy Lief, Esq. - Associate Attorney
Ms. Lief received her Juris Doctor from Chapman University School of Law in Orange County. She has a Bachelor of Arts, History, from the University of California San Diego, in La Jolla, CA.
Ms. Lief is a member of the Orange County Bar Association - Family Law Section, Orange County Jewish Bar Association, Anti Defamation League and the Glass Leadership Institute.
Ms. Lief is licensed to practice in California.
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.
Eleecia Barksdale, Esq. - Associate Attorney
Ms. Barksdale received her Juris Doctor from Whittier Law School. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Communications with an emphasis in Public Relations and Speech from California State University Fullerton.
Ms. Barksdale is licensed to practice in California.
Erin Mckinley, Esq. – Associate Attorney
Ms. McKinley received her Juris Doctor from Whittier Law School in Orange County. She was admitted to the CA Bar in December, 2013. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology, Law & Society from the University of California, Irvine, in Irvine, CA.
Ms. McKinley is a member of the Orange County Bar Association – Young Lawyers Division, Orange County Women’s Bar Association and Orange County Jewish Bar Association. Before coming to the Moore Law Group, Ms. McKinley volunteered at the Legal Aid Society of Orange County providing legal help to those in our community who could not afford it.
Ms. McKinley is licensed to practice in California.