IN MEMORIAM: Robert L. Moore, II


Miller & Chevalier sadly reports that on Tuesday, March 26, 2019, retired Tax Member Robert L. (Bob) Moore, II, passed away at his home in Orleans, MA.

Bob practiced at Miller & Chevalier for 40 years before retiring on July 1, 2007. In that time, he successfully litigated several of the largest tax cases ever heard by the courts. He represented top corporations nationwide, including Exxon Mobil, Amoco Corporation, and Weyerhaeuser Company in litigation before the U.S. Tax Court, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, the U.S. District Courts, and the U.S. Courts of Appeals.

Bob was nationally ranked and recognized by leading publications for his ability to resolve the most difficult tax controversy matters. Although never one to call attention to himself, many of his fellow colleagues and peers in the tax bar considered him the best tax litigator in the country. He was a warm and gracious friend and colleague, and a mentor to a generation of younger tax lawyers. 

"For almost 25 of his 40 years at Miller & Chevalier, I had the great privilege of working with and learning from Bob," said Tax Member Patricia J. Sweeney. "He was a great mentor, not only on how to excel in the practice of law, but to excel in life. He balanced a legal career of extraordinary accomplishment with love for his family and a passion for outside interests. His was a life well lived."

Bob graduated with an LL.B. degree (cum laude) from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1964 and earned his B.A. degree in history from Davidson College in 1961. He was a member of Phi Alpha Delta, Phi Beta Kappa, and the Order of the Coif. During his long career at Miller & Chevalier, he held several leadership positions, including serving as Chair of the Tax Department and on the firm's Executive Committee.

"I will treasure the time I spent working alongside Bob on tough tax controversy matters," said Tax Member Kevin L. Kenworthy. "So much of what I have learned about the practice of law was from the example Bob set."

Bob's legacy will be remembered as an important part of Miller & Chevalier's history. The firm extends its deepest condolences to Bob's family; his wife of 48 years, Suzanne; his daughter Rachel; his daughter Katy Riley and daughter-in-law Paige Riley; and his sister, Mary Ellen Moore, as well as their extended families. He will be greatly missed.

Information regarding future memorials for Bob will be shared by Miller & Chevalier as soon as it becomes available. Those wishing to make a charitable contribution in his memory might consider donating to the ACLU or to the Conservation Law Foundation.