Christine Fisher Moore JD ’02
Christine Fisher Moore JD ’02 died April 9, 2021, in Portland from a pulmonary embolism shortly after her 48th birthday.
Born in Fairfield, California, on April 4, 1973, Christine considered Bozeman, Montana her first home. She attended the University of Southern California on a speech and debate scholarship and earned a degree in broadcast journalism. In 1999, she made a last-minute and life-changing decision to attend law school in Portland instead of Missoula, Montana. That decision set the path not only for her law career, but also for her future family: it was at Lewis & Clark that Christine met Colm.
After graduating, the couple moved to Lake Tahoe so Christine could serve as a judicial law clerk to Justice Miriam Shearing, the first woman on the Nevada Supreme Court. Christine then worked as a Washoe County deputy public defender because she felt it was the right thing to do. In 2005, Christine and Colm moved to Southeast Portland and, after clerking for Justice Robert “Skip” Durham at the Oregon Supreme Court, Christine began a long and successful career as a plaintiff’s side civil litigator. In January 2020, she joined the partnership of Richardson Wright LLP.
Christine’s intelligence, perseverance, and grace made her an asset to every client as well as her colleagues. She took on leadership positions, mentored new lawyers and law students, and offered counsel to other women attorneys trying to achieve the elusive “work-life balance.” She lived her life with purpose, humility, empathy, humor, and love.
Christine is survived by her husband, Colm; children Brannon and Lyra; parents Mary Fisher and Robert Fisher; sister Heather Fisher; father-in-law Hugh Moore; brother-in-law Conor Moore; niece and nephews Sierra, Luc, and James; and many loving aunts, uncles, and cousins.