2 prosecutors join SAO team

State Attorney Larry Basford welcomes Jeff Moore and Kara Bremer.

Two prosecutors have joined the 14th Judicial Circuit’s team, one with a dozen years’ experience and another who is returning to the courtroom, State Attorney Larry Basford announced.

In the Bay County office, Jeff Moore is handling felony cases with 12 years of prosecutorial experience in Alabama under his belt. Moore previously worked in Alabama’s 12th Judicial Circuit – which includes Enterprise, Ala., – handling cases ranging from drug offenses to homicides.

Moore, who graduated second in his class at Jones School of Law, Faulkner University, has been a frequent visitor to our beaches, Panama City’s Downtown Farmer’s Market, and his favorite ice cream store in Marianna. The last 3 years he taught and served as an administrator at Covenant Christian School, in Troy, Ala., where his daughter attended.

“This area is special to me for a variety of reasons because when my grandparents decided to retire my grandmother bought a place on Panama City Beach,” Moore said. “We spent many summers here.”

With his daughter headed for middle school, Moore’s eyes turned to Bay County. His heart turned toward returning to the courtroom.

“I thoroughly enjoy trial litigation and law enforcement is just something that is very close to me,” he said. “My dad retired from law enforcement and he did become an attorney and dreamed of being a prosecutor, but never achieved that dream. This is one of those things that he was always proud of.”

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The Jackson County office in Marianna also picked up a prosecutor with the return of Kara Bremer, who previously handled cases in Bay County out of the Panama City office.

Bremer, a Mitchell Hamline School of Law Dean’s List Recipient, is active in her church and community, spent time as a teacher, and worked for a private attorney in Marianna.

Bremer left Bay County and moved closer to family but found herself missing the courtroom.

“I had actually just been talking to my mom about how I missed doing the legal work and loved what I’d been doing and wished I could get back into that,” Bremer said. “She agreed, and that very day I got a text from (Bay County Chief Prosecutor) Mark Graham asking if I was ready to come back.”

Bremer said it was not a tough decision. “I’m very grateful to be back and I love being part of the State Attorney’s Office family,” she said.

For additional information contact Mike Cazalas at mike.cazalas@sa14.fl.gov.