Allen E. Moss

Allen E. Moss

Senior Partner, Moss & Cooper
Cape Girardeau, Missouri

Allen has 30 years of civil and criminal trial experience.  As a former prosecutor, assistant attorney general, and as a municipal judge for 20 years, Allen has an unparalleled understanding of the intricate workings of the legal system.  He has served as a faculty member in the Southeast Missouri State University Department of Criminal Justice teaching courses on evidence, criminal law, search and seizure, and statements, admissions, and confessions.

Community Involvement

He has served the community as Past President of the Cape Girardeau Evening Optimist Club, where he was recognized as Optimist of the Year.  He spent 10 years as the chairman of the Cape Girardeau Church Basketball League.  He has been recognized for his commitment to the community as a recipient of the E.C. Younghouse Community Service Award, and the Edward Calvin Award for outstanding legal service to the community.  Allen is a life member of the National Rifle Association.

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Workers Compensation
  • Civil Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri, 1987
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Missouri, 1993


  • Southern Illinois University School of Law, Carbondale, Illinois
    • Juris Doctorate
  • Southeast Missouri State University
    • B.S.
    • Major: Criminal Justice

Honors and Awards

  • Recipient of the E. C. Younghouse Community Service Award
  • Edward Calvin Award for outstanding legal service to the community

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Missouri Bar Association
  • Cape Girardeau County Bar Association
  • Missouri Municipal and Associate Circuit Judge Association
  • International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association
  • International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors

Past Employment Positions

  • State of Missouri, Former Prosecuting Attorney and Assistant Attorney General