Board of Advisors Member John L. Moriarity Selected as Metropolitan News Enterprise Person of the Year
Pepperdine Caruso Law Board of Advisors member, John L. Moriarity, has been selected by the Metropolitan News Enterprise as one of three outstanding "Persons of the Year." Moriarity has supported Caruso School of Law for more than four decades, and he and his late wife established the Colonel John L. and Maria Moriarity First-Year Moot Court Competition. First awarded in 1983, the "Persons of the Year" honorees have included two California chief justices, four Court of Appeal presiding justices, six Los Angeles Superior Court presiding judges, three assistant presiding judges of that court, two U.S. District Court judges, four State Bar presidents, five Los Angeles County Bar Association presidents, two district attorneys, two law school deans, two sheriffs, two county supervisors, a state attorney general, a county public defender, and a Los Angeles city attorney.
Letter of Caruso School of Law Dean Emeritus Ronald L. Phillips in the Metropolitan News Enterprise:
Colonel John L. Moriarity is many things, but anyone who has spent even a few minutes with him likely knows that he is a patriot of the first order. That could mean different things to different people perhaps, but in John's case, that means he loves his country far more than most, and does all that he can to honor it, and make it even better. He values highly his extended time in the military service.
John is a member of more organizations than one would ever imagine—and he is active in each of them. He attends more events of every description than seems possible. He is an encourager extraordinaire. He puts people together who have a common interest of some sort.
Music is, and has always been, highly important to him—both as a performer and as a listener. The fine arts, in their different forms, constantly beckon him to their happenings.
He has long been a devoted advocate for Pepperdine University, and particularly its Caruso School of Law, and is responsible for encouraging a number of excellent students to attend.
For in excess of four decades, he has supported the Law School, and has served on its Board of Visitors, and now its successor organization, the Board of Advisors. He and his late wife established the Colonel John L. and Maria Moriarity First-Year Moot Court Competition.
John is a most successful trial lawyer, and an indefatigable advocate for his clients.
It is widely known that John is a staunch supporter of law enforcement, and Los Angeles sheriffs and police chiefs over time are his close friends. Speaking of friends, John makes them easily and constantly.
Countless organizations of widely varying description and purpose are better, and more effective, because of Colonel John L. Moriarity.
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