Mr. Moonier was born and raised in Crystal City, Missouri, and is life-long resident of Jefferson County. While still attending Crystal City High School, Mr. Moonier clerked with the Mayor of Crystal City and numerous lawyers within the City, which provided him the opportunity at a young age to observe the local court systems and interact with his future colleagues.
Mr. Moonier received an Associate of Arts degree from Jefferson College before attending the University of Missouri – Columbia, where he majored in political science. During his time in Columbia, he created and served on numerous peer tutoring programs to help college students struggling in the areas of statistics and college algebra.
After attending the University of Missouri – Columbia, Mr. Moonier attended and graduated from St. Louis University School of Law in May of 2007. During law school, Mr. Moonier served as a member of the St. Louis University Public Law Review and his Article entitled, “The Legal Game Behind Fantasy Sports: Copyright Protection and the Right of Privacy in Professional Performance Statistics”, was published in first issue of Volume XXVI of the 2007St. Louis University Public Law Review.
Prior to joining the Thurman Law Firm, Mr. Moonier clerked for several law firms and sports agencies throughout the St. Louis metropolitan area. Throughout the summers of 2005 and 2006, Mr. Moonier served as a law clerk for the Thurman Law Firm and joined the Firm as an Associate upon passing the Missouri Bar in September of 2007. During his time with the firm, Mr. Moonier has gained a wide variety of experience including handling complex real estate transactions, litigating contract disputes, representing municipalities, water supply districts and sewer districts and handling personal injury cases.
Mr. Moonier currently resides in Festus, Missouri, with his wife, Erica, who is an investment banker and manager with National City in South St. Louis County.