Ms. Moffitt comes to Higgs Fletcher & Mack after serving as Judicial Extern to Associate Justice Alex C. McDonald and to U.S. District Judge Anthony J. Battaglia. In these roles, she helped draft opinions and orders deciding various motions, including ones to dismiss interference and unfair business practices claims. Ms. Moffitt also researched multi-district litigation product liability claims in these roles and drafted subsequent bench memoranda regarding motions to remand, as well as preliminary approval of a class-action settlement.
Prior to her Judicial Extern positions, Ms. Moffitt was a Research Intern for Higgs’ Partner John Morris where she aided in all phases of several civil appeals, including research, brief writing, editing, and citation checking. Ms. Moffitt is also a published author, with an article recently printed in Georgetown University’s The Georgetown Journal of Gender and the Law.
Her other experience includes time as a Law Clerk for the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Civil Division, and as the Judicial Extern to U.S. District Judge Jeffrey T. Miller. Among Ms. Moffitt’s accomplishments in these roles were drafting various motions on the Federal Tort Claims Act, Fourth Amendment, and a wrongful death offset and apportionment issues, including points and authorities in support of motions to dismiss.
Ms. Moffitt received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a Minor in Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of California, Berkeley where she was the captain of her NCAA Division I Field Hockey team and on the National Academic Squad. She earned her Juris Doctor from California Western School of Law where she graduated Magna Cum Laude and ranked in the top one percent of her class. She was also a Senior Editor for the California Western Law Review.